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Thanks for Sticking with Us - Happy Volunteer Week
26 Apr 2013
Dr. Kowalski Video: Ask Congress to Support T1D Research
Yesterday we had Dr. Aaron Kowalski, JDRF’s Assistant VP of Treatment Therapies, in our JDRF Advocacy office. I took the opportunity to capture some video thoughts from Dr. Kowalski on why we need to make sure we keep working to support diabetes research where ever possible. See the video below...
18 Apr 2012
Call Home for the Artificial Pancreas
We need your help again! Please call your U.S. Senator(s) at their home offices this week and urge them to support the artificial pancreas. A couple weeks ago, you successfully convinced nearly 60% of the U.S. House of Representatives to sign a letter about the artificial pancreas to FDA Commissioner...
26 Apr 2011
A Big Thank You for All You Do (and a FDA Letter Update Too!)
This week is National Volunteer Week, and here at JDRF Advocacy we wanted to take a minute to thank you for all that you do! Throughout the year, everyone in our nationwide network of advocates works tirelessly to ensure their Members of Congress are aware of issues important to finding a cure for diabetes...
14 Apr 2011
Video: Help Us Bring an Artificial Pancreas to Market
As you may know, we need you to email your Members of Congress today about the artificial pancreas... that's if you haven't already, and if you have, then ask your family and friends to do it as well! The artificial pancreas has demonstrated remarkable results in the hospital setting, and now...
5 Apr 2011
Calling YOU to Action for the Artificial Pancreas
As I mentioned yesterday, we need you to contact your Members of Congress and ask them to support the artificial pancreas! The artificial pancreas has demonstrated remarkable results in the hospital setting, and now trials need to be conducted in the outpatient or "real world" setting. However...
30 Mar 2011
Congress & the Artificial Pancreas: Your Call to Action!
Hope you've been following the buzz JDRF's annual Government Day created for advocating for type 1 diabetes. As many of you already know, annually, JDRF Advocacy volunteers attend Government Day to learn about upcoming legislative efforts and the resources available to them so they can continue...
29 Mar 2011
Reflections from Government Day: Kelly Rawlings, Diabetic Living magazine
Checkout another Government Day video reflection - Kelly Rawlings, PWD type 1, diagnosed at age 4 and the editor of Diabetic Living magazine , shares her views on this annual type 1 advocacy event from her perspective as part of the Diabetes Online Community (DOC). You can find Kelly on the DOC through...
24 Mar 2011
Reflections from Government Day: Marty Burns, MD Advocacy Team Chair
I have a few more Government Day things to share, so here's another reflection from Marty Burns, a grassroots leader from Maryland. Be sure to leave a comment for Marty or for us about your thoughts on JDRF Advocacy efforts!
23 Mar 2011
Reflections from Government Day: Jason Thompson, GA Advocacy Team Chair
Our reflections from the 2011 Government Day continue with Jason Thompson, the Advocacy Team Chair from Georgia. Jason’s been doing some great work at the Georgia Chapter and recently had Thea Miller join him on the Advocacy Team to support advocacy and legislative efforts across the state. See...
18 Mar 2011
JDRF Government Day Reflection from Researcher at NIH
Here’s another video reflection from the 2011 JDRF Government Day by someone who is in the forefront of type 1 diabetes research. I was lucky enough to get a few moments with Dr. Judith E. Fradkin to get her thoughts on research being conducted at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Fradkin...
17 Mar 2011
Our 911, their 411!
When I was asked to blog on Juvenation to help advocacy at JDRF forward a cure for type 1 diabetes, I was reminded of several past “social networking” things I had done. The first that came to mind was playing “telephone.” Of course, our eight grandkids think we were born before...
28 Jan 2011
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 a general...
6 Jan 2011
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...
21 Dec 2010
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...
9 Dec 2010
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 action...
9 Dec 2010
A 'Thanks to you...' Video
Check out a video message below from Cynthia Rice, Vice President of JDRF Government Relations, and Mike Kondratick, Director of JDRF Grassroots Advocacy Remember, our work isn’t over! Early in December, JDRF Advocacy will spur back into action to ask Congress to renew the SDP before the end of...
23 Nov 2010
Thanks for Turning Your Passion into Action!
It’s been a busy week at JDRF Advocacy and I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for supporting our type 1 advocacy efforts over the past several days. I love it when our calls-to-action give JDRF Advocates the opportunity to jump into action and make a difference by not only supporting...
18 Nov 2010
Have you asked Congress to continue funding type 1 research?
Earlier today, I received a reminder about JDRF Advocacy’s call-to-action asking us to call our Members of Congress and ask them to support a multi-year renewal of Special Diabetes Program (SDP) this year and prevent a 35% drop in federal funding for type 1 diabetes research. It got me thinking...
18 Nov 2010
Call-To-Action TODAY: Help Continue Federal Funding for Type1 Research
Whenever JDRF Advocacy launches a call-to-action , I get excited! That’s because it gives you and I an opportunity to put our action into passion and let Congress know how important funding research toward a cure for type 1 diabetes is to us. As I mentioned last week (and many of you may already...
17 Nov 2010
Calling You to ACTION for Type 1!
As many of you know, I spend a lot of time working on mobilizing JDRF Advocates when a legislative priority of ours is being considered. I’m going into overdrive here in the next week or so! JDRF’s top legislative priority is to secure a multi-year renewal of the Special Diabetes Program...
12 Nov 2010
Guest Advocacy Blogger: Hallie Addington on Type 1 Talk
Please check out this thoughtful entry about Type 1 Talk from guest blogger, Hallie Addington of Ohio. If you are interested in hosting a Type 1 Talk event, check out our Facebook application to get started! Already hosting an event? Leave us a note in the comments section about why YOU are hosting a...
29 Oct 2010
CC11 Application Opportunity
Thanks to your feedback we found out that some advocate families were having issues submitting a 2011 Children’s Congress application. This is due to difficulty they encountered in uploading a picture of the quality that was asked for in the application. We don’t want families to miss out...
5 Oct 2010
CC11 Deadline Extended: Apply Before Midnight Tonight
Originally, the 2011 Children’s Congress application deadline was at 5pm (EDT), today, October 4. But due to a technical glitch, we decided to keep the application live until midnight tonight . So, submit an application on the CC11 website or through Facebook ASAP! If you or someone you know who...
4 Oct 2010
Meet Madison, CC11 FB Contest Winner (Apply to CC11 by 10/4)
Happy Saturday! This weekend is turning into a nail biter for many JDRF advocate families except for Madison's, who found out last Thursday that Madion is the winner of CC11 FB contest. So I wanted to remind you that if you're interested in applying to the 2011 Children's Congress that you...
2 Oct 2010
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