Advocacy

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Promise to Remember Me Campaign
JDRF advocates are moms, dads, siblings, friends, kids and adults, like you. Together, our advocates make up one of the most powerful and passionate groups of volunteers in history-raising awareness and support for vital issues that will advance research to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications. The Promise Campaign is a coordinated effort to schedule and complete as many meetings as possible between representatives and senators and their constituents in their local districts. For more information go to http://promise.jdrf.org.


Children’s Congress

Every two years, JDRF International Chairman Mary Tyler Moore and 150 children with type 1 diabetes gather in Washington, D. C.to meet face-to-face with some of the top decision-makers in the U.S. government. The children, ages 4 to 17, represent all 50 states and the District of Columbia. As participants in JDRF’s Children’s Congress, they have a unique and empowering opportunity to help Members of Congress understand what life with type 1 diabetes is like and why research to find the cure for diabetes and its complications is so critical.

Caroline Simms, 12 of Butler represented the Western PA Chapter at the 2013 Children’s Congress in July.

To read more about Children’s Congress, click here.