2019 Mission Update

June 3, 2019, Greenwich, CT
7:00 pm

The Westchester/Fairfield/Hudson Valley Chapter cordially invites you to our annual Mission Update

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Please join us for our annual research update and review of JDRF’s strategic plan to achieve our goal of a world with T1D.

Guest speaker: Cynthia Rice, JDRF Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy

Ms. Rice will speak about JDRF’s current research, recent accomplishments and strategic plan to accomplish the mission of turning type one into type none.

Her talk will focus on:

  • advancing research and regulatory pathways for T1D cures (beta cell therapies and immunotherapies)
  • helping people stay healthy until we have a cure (artificial pancreas systems, glucose control, healthy pregnancies, PEAK exercise protocol, psychosocial)
  • ensuring health care access for T1D therapies (insulin affordability, pump choice, coverage of T1D therapies, insurance  protections for people with pre-existing conditions)

Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP by Friday, May 31, be emailing Joan Benz at jbenz@jdrf.org or calling 203-854-0658

Cynthia Rice

Cynthia Rice is senior vice president for Advocacy and Policy for JDRF. She is responsible for JDRF’s advocacy to Congress, the executive branch, regulatory agencies and health plans to accelerate therapies to cure, prevent and treat type 1 diabetes. Ms. Rice has extensive experience leading complex advocacy projects in both the government and nonprofit sectors.

Ms. Rice joined JDRF in 2005 and led a cross-departmental team that developed the Artificial Pancreas Project. She became vice president, Government Relations in 2009 and took on her current role in 2013.

Ms. Rice has a master’s degree in public policy from the University of California at Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.



Hyatt Regency Greenwich

Conde’s Room

1800 East Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06870

Event Contact

Joan Benz
203-854-0658 | jbenz@jdrf.org

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