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Children's Congress 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

Today marks the beginning of the 201 Children's Congress!

This year's event will take place in Washington, D.C. on June 20-22.  JDRF International Chairman Mary Tyler Moore and over a hundred children with type 1 diabetes from around the country will be meeting with Congress to help them understand what life is like for those of us living with type 1 day in and day out and explaining why research is critical to finding a cure! 

To find out more about Children's Congress, click HERE! You can read the welcome letter from Mary Tyler Moore and the 2011 Children's Congress Chair, Stefany Shaheen's letter to site visitors.  You can also watch video from last year's event and see who the delegates are that representing your state!

This year, you have the opportunity watch some of the activities our delegates will be participating in: LIVE on the JDRF Advocacy Ustream channel!  

 You can watch the Opening Dinner! This is where the delegates will introduce themselves and their state.  You'll also hear from CEO and President Jeffrey Brewer!   Don't forget to give your hometown delegate a shout-out on Twitter by using the hashtag #JDRFCC11’!

You can also watch the Role Model in Diabetes Town Hall!  There are some wonderful celebrities lined up to share their inspirational stories of how they live with diabetes and how they have overcome challenges! 

And while you're there... don't forget to sign up to be an advocate!  Click HERE for more information!

And while you're there... Don't forget to sign up to be an advocate (if you aren't already!)!  Click HERE for more information!

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