JDRF 2013 Children’s Congress Delegates Gear Up for Capitol Hill

This summer, approximately 150 children and teenagers from throughout the United States, and several from around the world, will converge in Washington, D.C. for the JDRF 2013 Children’s Congress. Held every other summer, Children’s Congress is the largest grassroots advocacy event focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D), a disease the young delegates live with every […]

Introducing JDRFAdvocacy Instagram

We have asked you to tweet us, follow us, pin us, and read with us! Well I am excited to announce that we would love for you to ’gram us as well! JDRF Advocacy is excited to announce our newest social media neighborhood, Instagram! The Instagram community might not be new to you—perhaps you’re already […]

On Government Day, Advocates Paint Capitol Hill JDRF Blue

Last weekend, I joined some of the best and brightest of JDRF’s volunteer leaders as they gathered in our nation’s capital for one of the organization’s biggest advocacy events—JDRF 2013 Government Day. Although the name “Government Day” suggests otherwise, the event is actually four jam-packed days. During the first two, attendees received intensive courses on […]

Carol’s Legacy Continues

Carol Lurie, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, and a founder of JDRF, passed away on Friday, February 15th. Carol and her husband Erwin played a vital part in JDRF and its contributions to diabetes research, offering continual inspiration, guidance, and support working at the chapter, national, and international levels. We will miss her.

Say “Thank You” to Members of Congress for their SDP Support

Earlier this year—and with your support—JDRF was delighted to help secure a one-year renewal of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP) that was included in the ‘American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012’ legislation, which passed Congress over the New Year’s Eve holiday. Please take a moment today to thank legislators who supported T1D research over the […]

Congratulations and Thank You!

On January 1, 2013, JDRF had an extra reason to celebrate the New Year when the United States Congress passed a one-year renewal of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP). Thanks to JDRF advocates, volunteers, and staff, the National Institutes of Health will receive an additional $150 million specifically for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. The […]

Meet Camille Nash: Mother, Volunteer, Advocacy Champion

Camille Nash has told the story dozens, if not hundreds, of times, but for her, it never gets old. Over the course of more than a decade, in so many phone calls, emails, and personal meetings that she no longer keeps count, the Minnesota mother of three has become very familiar with her elected representatives […]

The Folly of Defunding Diabetes Research

(reprinted from The Wall Street Journal) While most people know me as owner of the New York Jets, my passion has long been in a different field: finding a cure for diabetes, one of America’s most devastating diseases. Researchers are on the verge of achieving once-unthinkable goals in the battle against diabetes that will improve […]

The Special Diabetes Program: Its successful history and crucial future

The Special Diabetes Program: Its successful history and crucial future By Talley Henning Brown This fall, JDRF and the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community have a special opportunity to make legislative history once again—by persuading the 112th Congress to renew the Special Diabetes Program (SDP). Funds provided by the SDP have supported advances in the […]

Government Day Advocates Visit 504 Congressional Offices

Government Day is much more than just a day. At the 13th annual JDRF event, held March 3 to 6 in Washington, D.C., 130 grassroots leaders and advocates from across the country came together to discuss upcoming advocacy goals and receive hands-on government-relations training before filling the halls of Capitol Hill. Over two days, volunteers completed […]