Angie Platt and her family are delighted to serve as JDRF 2017 Children’s Congress (CC) Chair Family, and to join our Delegates in Washington, D.C., this July for what she describes as “the most inspiring and powerful Advocacy event that JDRF puts on!”
Angie first became involved in JDRF in 2009 when her son Jonathan was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) at the age of six. She and her husband Jon, an accomplished publishing executive, promised Jonathan that “since he cannot take a day off from diabetes, we will not take a day off from helping to extinguish this terrible disease.” And the Platts have lived up to their promise.
Angie has spent years passionately advocating for funding for T1D research in JDRF Promise to Remember Me meetings, and fundraising at JDRF One Walks and Galas. She currently serves on the board of the Los Angeles Chapter and on the JDRF International Board of Directors.
The Platts are no strangers to CC; Jonathan was a 2011 Delegate and testified before a U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing to advocate for Federal Government funding for T1D research. It was a pivotal moment for the Platt family as they aligned with their purpose to serve as advocates for everyone affected by T1D.
The JDRF Advocacy family is tremendously excited to welcome Angie Platt and her family back to Washington, D.C., for JDRF 2017 Children’s Congress! We know she is thrilled to meet all of our Delegates and their families, and join them on Capitol Hill for an incredible few days of advocacy.