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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Senator Collins Leads Senate Diabetes Hearing

“Diabetes is a life-long condition, and it’s one that does not discriminate,” said Susan Collins, a third-term Senator from Maine, in her opening remarks at the Senate hearing on diabetes, as part of the JDRF 2011 Children’s Congress. This year’s hearing, “Transforming Lives through Diabetes Research,” is Senator Collins’ sixth hearing in coordination with JDRF, […]

Senator Lieberman Opens Senate Diabetes Hearing

United States Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, gaveled open the Senate Hearing, “Transforming Lives through Diabetes Research,” on Wednesday, June 22. The hearing, attended by the 155 JDRF Children’s Congress delegates, ages 4 to 17, focused on progress achieved through the Special Diabetes Program […]

Kevin Kline Testifies at Senate Diabetes Hearing

With one Oscar, two Tony Awards, and numerous other accolades in his nearly 40-year acting career, Kevin Kline can have his pick of some pretty meaningful roles. But one in particular—that of JDRF advocate—is his all-time favorite. Mr. Kline has been one of JDRF’s most dedicated and long-standing volunteers, first testifying on behalf of JDRF […]

Delegates Storm the Hill

For the delegates of JDRF 2011 Children’s Congress, Members of Congress are much more than just names on a ballot. Many of the young advocates have been writing letters to their legislators for years, and their visit to Washington, D.C., this June was the culmination of months of planning and preparation—beginning with an application. The […]