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JDRF Advocacy: Watch Children’s Congress LIVE!

June 15, 2011

The JDRF Advocacy blog is abuzz with 2011 Children’s Congress (CC11) activity. Folks on Facebook and Twitter are talking about who the CC11 delegates are and what they hope to accomplish later this month at the event!

Meet Carson Stiglets, the 5-year old from Prosper, TX who will travel to Capitol Hill for JDRF’s 2011 Children’s Congress

2011 Children’s Congress

We wanted to make sure that our JDRF Friends and Family had the opportunity to tune-in and watch some of the activities our delegates will be participating in, LIVE on the JDRF Advocacy Ustream channel:

  • Opening Dinner: You’ll have the opportunity to watch the delegates kick off the 2011 Children’s Congress. Not only will the delegates introduce themselves and the state they come from, but we’ll also have JDRF CEO and President, Jeffery Brewer address the crowd!  Be sure to support the delegates from your state and give a shout-out on Twitter by adding the tag, #JDRFCC11!  The dinner is expected to begin around 5:00pm CST on Monday, June 20th, 2011.
  • Role Model in Diabetes Town Hall: We have some great celebrities lined-up to share their story of living with type 1 diabetes and how they have overcome their challenges to achieve so much. Keep tracking the JDRF Advocacy blog for announcements on who our ‘Role Models in Diabetes’ will be… and I promise you, there are some great ones lined up!!  The Town Hall Meeting will take place the morning of Tuesday, June 21st, 2011.

2011-2012 Promise Campaign

The 2011-2012 Promise to Remember Me Campaign is almost here, and WE NEED YOU!  Let your voice be heard by signing up to attend a meeting TODAY!

Each year during the Promise Campaign from August 1st to May 1st, JDRF advocates from all over the country meet with their Members of Congress in their home districts to tell their stories of what it is like living with type 1 diabetes. The meetings have a tremendous impact – the Members bring these stories back to Washington, D.C. and remember them when making important decisions. For our advocates, the meetings offer an opportunity to expand their network of support by meeting other families affected by type 1.

During the 2009-10 Campaign, JDRF Advocates met with 431 legislators. This year, we are aiming to meet with 432 – and we need you to reach 432! Promise to make a difference for those living with type 1 diabetes by signing up to attend a Promise meeting by filling out this form.

One last thing, be sure to check out a recent blog post from a CC11 parent and local JDRF Advocacy chair, Angela Little, during which she shares her son, Cooper’s journey to Children’s Congress.

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To learn more about the JDRF Dallas chapter, visit our JDRF Dallas website!

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