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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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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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#JDRFac2012: Cure T1D!

#JDRFac2012 is a blog series to prepare JDRF’s ‘All for 1’ Annual Conference attendees for their time on Capitol Hill, and to educate you as readers on why JDRFers will be on the Hill on your behalf and how you can help. We’re back from Memorial Day but I’ll be honest, I could have hung […]

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#JDRFac2012: Treating Type 1 Diabetes…

#JDRFac2012 is a blog series to prepare JDRF’s ‘All For 1’ Annual Conference attendees for their time on Capitol Hill, and to educate you as readers on why JDRFers will be on the Hill on your behalf and how you can help. Hope you all are getting ready for Memorial Day! Before you head out […]

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#JDRFac2012: Preventing Type 1 Diabetes!

#JDRFac2012 is a blog series to prepare JDRF’s ‘All For 1’ Annual Conference attendees for their time on Capitol Hill, and to educate you as readers on why JDRFers will be on the Hill on your behalf and how you can help. Last week, I shared with you the monetary investment made into in T1D […]

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