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Cameron a Promise Veteran #ThrowBackThursday

Cameron doesn’t need much in the way of an introduction, so without further ado, meet Cameron! Hi. My name is Cameron Crouse, I am a thirteen years years old and I live in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I was diagnosed with type one diabetes (T1D) a month before my third birthday. After my diagnosis in May of […]

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A Look Past Children’s Congress

This summer has been a whirlwind with Children’s Congress, Promise to Remember Me kicking off and looking ahead to the Special Diabetes Program renewal , however, we have been fortunate enough to have four, energetic interns working in the Advocacy office to keep us focused. They have all left us and returned to their respective […]

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Going from Knowing 2 People with T1D to Knowing 161

The JDRF Advocacy office has been extremely lucky this summer, having four amazing, unique and hardworking interns. We are sad to lose them as the summer wraps, however before they left, we had them each write a blog post about their experience at Children’s Congress, the main campaign they all helped on. We already introduced […]

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Children’s Congress – Few People Get to Attend Twice

Recently, we published a blog from Bella, one of our four Advocacy Interns in the Washington, D.C. JDRF Advocacy office this summer. The four interns each approached Children’s Congress with different perspectives and after CC, they all walked away with different experiences. This week, I’d like to introduce Michelle. Michelle was a delegate in the […]

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We Heart YOU!

Advocates, here we are, February 14, Valentine’s Day! Happy Valentine’s Day to you and to your #1! Here on the JDRF Grassroots team, we wanted to make sure you felt the love we exude for you today. We wanted to make sure you knew just how much we appreciate, love, adore, admire and genuinely like […]

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42 Reasons JDRF is Thankful for YOU

JDRF was founded 42 years ago, by parents of children with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in 1970. For the past 42 years, JDRF staff and volunteers have worked together to fund research aimed at finding a cure, better treating and preventing T1D. This year, the JDRF Annual Report 2012 highlights 42 specific milestones in T1D […]

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Giving Thanks – Family, Friends and the SDP

Good morning. As I have spent the last days preparing for the visit of my family for the Thanksgiving holiday, I have been thinking about what I am grateful for.  As the National Chair of JDRF Advocacy and the parent of a daughter with type 1 diabetes, I am often reminded of what our JDRF […]

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T1D and Veteran’s Day

November is National Diabetes Month.  We also celebrate Veterans’ Day and honor those who have served or are serving in the United States military. Captain Joseph Budzyn of Mokena, Illinois, an Eagle Scout and a 2008 graduate of the Air Force Academy recently shared his story with me.  Nominated to the Air Force Academy in […]

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A Party to Beat All Parties

When my daughter was diagnosed with T1D, our family got a lot bigger; we became part of the JDRF family. What gives me great hope for a better life and eventually, a cure for my daughter, is that so many people share this hope for their loved ones, too.   Our voices have been powerful tools in […]

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Who Motivates You?

My name is Camille Nash and I am the National Volunteer Chair for JDRF Advocacy. I’m also the parent of a daughter with type 1. As we start off the new fiscal year at JDRF this month, I want to welcome those of you that are new to our advocacy efforts and also reconnect with […]

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