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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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Almost 200 Promise Meetings!

JDRF Advocates have met with 191 Members of Congress in their district offices as part of the Promise to Remember Me and New Member Outreach Initiative Campaigns so far this year. These campaigns provide Advocates the opportunity to share their T1D stories and stress the importance of federal funding for diabetes research with their legislators. […]

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"Promise" to Tell Your T1D Story this Year

JDRF enjoys a reputation as one of the most effective advocacy organizations in Washington, D.C. That reputation is a direct result of the personal relationships our advocates have developed with their Members of Congress and staff—both in Washington and back in state and local district offices. Established in 2000, JDRF’s Promise to Remember Me Campaign […]

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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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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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Promise Has Launched: Have You Registered?

The Promise to Remember Me Campaign has finally arrived! Over 1,100 advocates and their families have already signed up to meet with their legislators, will you? The Promise Campaign is essential to building relationships between JDRF advocates and Members of Congress, and this year we are aiming to hold 432 meetings. Click on the image […]

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Become Part of the Promise Community

The 2011-12 Promise to Remember Me Campaign starts in just a few short weeks, and we are kicking things off with the launch of our new Promise website! The new and improved Campaign website is now even more exciting and engaging for JDRF Advocates. As always, you can sign up to attend and coordinate meetings […]

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What are Your Independence Day Plans?

We are quickly approaching one of my favorite holidays of the year: Independence Day! This weekend will be filled with barbeques, parades, fireworks and festivals. I am sure that many of you are already on your way to the festivities as I write this! Around July 4th every year, I try think about patriotic things […]

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Bring the Children’s Congress Excitement to Your Hometown

Over the past few days, you have followed JDRF Children’s Congress through our blog and social media. You even had the chance to participate by watching some of our events live on JDRF’s USTREAM channel. Now is your chance to experience some of the activities of the delegates for yourself! Yesterday, the Children’s Congress delegates […]

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