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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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Interning During Children’s Congress

Every semester we have two to four interns in the Advocacy office in Washington, D.C. Sometimes they have a type 1 diabetes (T1D) connection and other times, they just want to make a difference. This semester, we have four interns; each of them coming from different backgrounds with different T1D experiences. Over the next few […]

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A Look Back on FY13 and a Look Forward to FY14

Here in Washington, D.C., the temperature may finally be warming up, but our national political climate has been heated for what seems like the entire 2013 fiscal year.  Partisanship continues to rule the day on Capitol Hill, and so during the final hours of 2012 we were elated when Congress agreed to JDRF’s top legislative […]

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Meet the 112th Congress

Happy New Year all! I was away for the holidays but excited to get back to JDRF Advocacy and hit the ground running this month, starting with the New Member Outreach Initiative (NMOI). You can join me by signing up to participate in NMOI. In a post last month about NMOI, I shared with you […]

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The Odyssey Begins Again

No, the glow from the two year extension of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP) still hasn’t worn off. The most important part of this victory, as with all of them that have come before, was you—specifically, your willingness to go the extra mile to build relationships with your Members and their staff.  All of the […]

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UPDATE: 100% There on the SDP!

I can’t believe that I am already typing a follow up to my post earlier this morning… and I am getting chills of excitement doing it! All of your effort and support just paid off!!! The multi-year renewal of he Special Diabetes Program (SDP), a federal funding stream specific to type 1 research, was just […]

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Half Way There on the SDP

It was a nail biter last night! All day the JDRF Government Relations staff paced up and down the hall, from one office to the next, making sure that JDRF advocacy efforts were at the ready! Why, you ask…well that’s because our team wanted to make sure that we were set to call you into […]

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