Of all the activities I have done with JDRF over the past seven years, none affected me as much as traveling to Washington, D.C., to tell my story at JDRF 2015 Children’s Congress. Until recently, I was the only student at my school with type 1 diabetes (T1D), so I did not know how connecting […]
After three days of advocacy, education and networking, the 2015 JDRF Children’s Congress is over. All 163 of our delegates and their families are traveling back to their home states and countries, spanning Alaska to Australia, having left an indelible mark on hundreds of Members of Congress. Yesterday morning, our delegates and their families got […]
After months of anticipation and a lot of hard work, we’re finally ready to storm Capitol Hill! Yesterday was the final day of preparation for our 163 delegates. Today, JDRF Advocacy staff gave region-specific training to our delegates on how to have the most impactful Hill visits possible. We want every Senator and Congressperson to […]
This is Brian Herrick and Kady Helme reporting each day from 2015 JDRF Children’s Congress. Yesterday was a travel day for most of our delegates and staff, who came from all 50 states and 6 countries to Washington, D.C. to speak with one voice about the importance of continued federal funding for T1D research. Over […]
Hello. My name is Elizabeth Roosevelt. I am 12 years old and finishing up the 6th grade. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) shortly after my fifth birthday. I had been drinking lots of water and using the restroom frequently, but we had no idea what was causing me to feel so badly until […]
It is JDRF Advocacy’s great honor to announce that Kimberly C. Roosevelt, of Dallas, Texas, will serve as chair of JDRF 2015 Children’s Congress to be held in Washington, D.C., this July. Kim, a prominent JDRF Advocate and volunteer leader, and mother to 13-year-old Elizabeth who lives with type 1 diabetes (T1D), will welcome more […]
On the last day of Children’s Congress, the delegates and family members spoke with their Members of Congress, met Vice President Joe Biden, and attended a very special Senate Diabetes Hearing. Share in the excitement with our final Children’s Congress Photo Gallery.
The nation’s attention was honed on JDRF yesterday as delegates and advocates took the microphone at the pinnacle event of Children’s Congress—the Senate Diabetes Hearing. Minutes before the hearing, JDRF delegates met and had some encouraging words from United States Vice President Joe Biden (pictured below). Led by Senator Bill Nelson (FL), chair of […]
Amid all the serious business of advocacy, we’d like to take a moment to give a shout-out to three particular Children’s Congress delegates, who all celebrated birthdays during their time with JDRF in Washington, D.C. We truly hope it was a birthday they’ll never forget.