Children’s Congress Rocks Capitol Hill

Children’s Congress Rocks Capitol Hill

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 […]

Catrina, from Mississippi, who turned 16!

Many Happy Returns

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.

Partners Working Toward a Cure

Several delegates assisted Master of Ceremonies Nicole Johnson in presenting the JDRF 2013 Children’s Congress Awards to our generous partners at the Corporate and Industry Partners Recognition Luncheon.

The Role of a Lifetime

What could a journalist, a race-car driver, a scientist, an actress, and a chef all have in common every single day? If you guessed “type 1 diabetes,” you’d be right—but it’s more than that. The five JDRF celebrity advocates who shared their stories today as Children’s Congress Town Hall Role Models have learned to live with type 1 diabetes (T1D). But more importantly, their lives have all seen remarkable triumphs, despite—and in some ways because of—T1D.

An Opening Refrain Filled With Promise

“Promise to Remember Me” is the name of their song, and when the 161 delegates of JDRF 2013 Children’s Congress raise their voices, it’s impossible to forget. The performance of the Children’s Congress anthem, led this year by singer/songwriter and JDRF Celebrity Advocate Crystal Bowersox, kicked off what promises to be three days of high-energy […]

The Delegates Are Coming!

Independence Day fireworks have all burned down, but JDRF is amping up the excitement! JDRF Children’s Congress, our flagship advocacy event, takes place in Washington, D.C., next week. This biennial event—now one of the largest of its kind—was first held in 1999. This year, it will take Capitol Hill by storm July 8 to 10. […]

Pixar Sneak Peek Scares Up Funds for T1D Research

On June 15, 2013, the JDRF Greater Bay Area Chapter held one entertaining Gala—an exclusive preview of Disney•Pixar’s Monsters University, the highly anticipated prequel to Monsters, Inc. By all accounts, the Gala was a monstrous success, largely due to the evening’s honorary chairs—longstanding JDRF supporters John and Nancy Lasseter. The Lasseters became a part of […]

T1D in the Fast Lane

JDRF and Ford Customer Service Division (FCSD) joined forces to help raise awareness and funds for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research through the “Our Everyday Heroes” Race Car Design Contest for JDRF. The winning design was painted onto the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Shelby Mustang Funny Car driven by Bob Tasca III. The contest has raised […]