Government Relations

Government Relations

Max Bello, 2011 Children’s Congress Representative for JDRF’s GreaterPalm Beach County Chapter.

2011 JDRF Children’s Congress FLA delegates with Crystal Bowersox
Max Bello, Gr. Palm Beach County Representative is pictured far right

2011 JDRF Children’s Congress

If you haven’t done so already, please check out theChildren’s Congress Web site: The site chronicles the history of the Children’s Congress event as well as highlights the activities and exciting new additions to the event in 2011. TheChildren’s Congress blog, hosted on theWeb site, has received rave reviews. The blog is updatedwith postings fromdelegates, U.S. legislators, an established diabetes blogger, past Children’s Congress delegates, and others. During Children’s Congress and for a brief time after the event, the Web page will continue to be updated with blog postings, podcasts and photos from current and past Children’s Congress families. Please log on and look around. Government Advocacy

JDRF’s Greater Palm Beach County Chapter is committed to raising awareness and support for vital issues that will advance research to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications. We urge support for federal funding, primarily through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and we seek votes for policy to keep the doors open to the most promising scientific research. Our Government Relations committee works hard to advocate funding for type-1 diabetes research. With your help, we can have a voice in Washington!
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Type 1 Talk Type 1 Talk

On World Diabetes Day, November 14, there will be a live streaming video session, during which JDRFstaff and volunteers will lead a discussion on issues raised in submissions made by participants leading up to the event. With the help of an easy-to-use Facebook application that has been launched, (click here to view)people who want to join in will be able to either organize Type 1 Talk event in their community or find an existing one to attend. Click here for helpful resources for Type 1 Talk.