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Meet Mary Lou, Western NY’s Advocacy Team Chair

Mary Lou Notaro is the Advocacy Team Chair for JDRF’s Western New York Chapter. She has had type 1 diabetes (T1D) for more than twenty years and also interacts with many T1D patients as community pharmacist. She became involved with JDRF Advocacy after a patient and friend on the Western New York Board of Directors […]

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Here’s Leigh, Advocacy Team Chair from the Western PA Chapter!

Leigh Ann Hopkins represents JDRF Advocacy in Western Pennsylvania. Her connection to type 1 diabetes (T1D) is her eighteen-year-old son, Dan, who was diagnosed eight years ago. She became involved with JDRF after her son decided he wanted to start a Walk team. “The overwhelming support he/we felt from that event made JDRF very near […]

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Meet Rosemary, Eastern PA Advocacy Team Chair

Rosemary Fuller is the Advocacy Team Chair for JDRF’s Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter. Her connection to type 1 diabetes (T1D) is her now twenty-one-year-old son, Cameron, who was diagnosed on his seventh birthday. She turned to JDRF for support soon after moving to the United States from Scotland after Cameron had a frightening hypoglycemic episode. “It […]

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Here’s Karen, the Advocacy Team Chair for JDRF New England

Karen McChesney is  the Advocacy Team Chair for the JDRF New England Chapter. She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) when she was five years old, and her sister, Lauren, has had diabetes since she was three. Karen’s family had been involved with JDRF fundraising events since her sister’s diagnosis, but Karen did not […]

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Meet Karen, Greater New Haven Advocacy Team Chair

Karen Graffeo is an Advocacy Team Chair from Connecticut. She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in December of 1979, when she was eleven years old. Karen became involved with JDRF Advocacy through her diabetes blog, www.bittersweetdiabetes.com. When several of her T1D blogging friends attended JDRF’s Government Day event, she read their accounts of […]

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Meet Mary, the Advocacy Team Chair for Vermont

Last week we kicked off the start of a new blog series highlighting the stories of our volunteer Advocacy Team Chairs (ATC) from across the country. Today we feature Mary, the ATC for Vermont. Mary McQuillen is one of the Advocacy Team Chairs for JDRF’s Northern New England Branch where she represents the state of […]

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Meet Dan, the Advocacy Team Chair for JDRF’s Central Pennsylvania Chapter

JDRF Advocacy would never be able to accomplish our legislative goals in Washington, D.C. without the drive, determination and help of our volunteer leaders and Advocates located all across the country. At the JDRF Chapter level, each Advocacy Team Chair (ATC) represents the local face for our Advocacy program and our many events and initiatives. […]

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