Friendraiser Contest Winners

This past April, more than two months before they would make their voices heard in Washington, D.C., as delegates of JDRF’s 2011 Children’s Congress, 89 families were already warming up those voices. From April 1 to 30, the Friendraiser Campaign challenged delegates to educate their extended networks of family and friends about type 1 diabetes […]

Sonia Sotomayor Convenes the Children’s Congress Town Hall

By Talley Henning Brown It was a rare opening for a Town Hall event, even in the nation’s capital. Walking across the stage and seating herself in an armchair in front of her audience at the JDRF 2011 Children’s Congress was none other than Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor. On Tuesday, June 21, the […]

JDRF 2011 Children’s Congress Senate Hearing

By Susan L. Barr What comes to mind when envisioning a “Senate hearing”? Serious men and women engaged in somber statements and reading from weighty documents? Picture this instead: a panel of United States senators listening intently to compelling testimonies about the burden of living with type 1 diabetes from distinguished witnesses—a celebrity advocate and […]

Town Hall Role Models Score Points for JDRF Children’s Congress

By Talley Henning Brown Regular blood testing and insulin dosing can put a crimp in anyone’s stride, but type 1 diabetes is no deterrent to even the most energetic and ambitious lifestyle—just ask the Town Hall role models. At the JDRF 2011 Children’s Congress Town Hall, five adults with type 1, all successful individuals, told […]