Every two years, more than 160 children living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) gather in Washington, D.C., to meet face-to-face with some of the top decision-makers in the U.S. government. The children, ages 4 to 17, represent all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The delegates in JDRF’s Children’s Congress enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help Members of Congress understand what life with T1D is like and why research to fund life-changing therapies until a cure can be found is so critical. They speak up on behalf of the millions of people living with T1D and the families and friends who love them.
160 children from around the United States (along with one parent/guardian) will get the opportunity to attend JDRF 2019 Children’s Congress from July 8 – 10, 2019. Delegates will be asked to make local media appearances, complete tasks relating to JDRF Children’s Congress before, during, and after the event, interact with other Delegates, visit Capitol Hill to meet with national lawmakers and staff, and spread JDRF’s mission of creating a world without type 1 diabetes.
Apply here! Applications are due November 30th, 2018. Find more information by visiting cc.jdrf.org.