The application to participate in JDRF 2019 Children’s Congress is now available! The 2019 JDRF Children’s Congress is the 11th biennial event held for children ages 4 – 17 living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and will take place in Washington, D.C. from July 8 – 10, 2019. More than 160 children from across the country and around the world will have the unique and empowering opportunity to share their story of living with T1D to Members of Congress to help them understand why research for better treatments and a cure for T1D is so important.
Why should you apply for JDRF 2019 Children’s Congress? In addition to explaining what it is like living with T1D during meetings with Members of Congress and their staff, you’ll meet other kids with T1D and hear from JDRF’s Role Model Town Hall panel members who are also living with T1D. At the 2017 JDRF Children’s Congress, Lili Roden was the delegate for the JDRF Western Wisconsin Chapter and she had a fantastic time! Hear more about her experience here.
If you are interested in applying to represent the JDRF Western Wisconsin Chapter by participating in JDRF 2019 Children’s Congress, you must first complete an online application by November 30, 2018. The application is available at: http://cc.jdrf.org/apply. Children must be between the ages of 4 and 17 at the time of the event to be eligible to apply.
Help us create a world without type 1 diabetes by speaking up and sharing your personal story in Washington, D.C.! For more information, check out the Children’s Congress website. If you have any questions, please contact the JDRF Advocacy team directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org.