Kids for a Cure Lobby Day
On November 27, 40 inspirational children living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) between the ages of two and 16 from across Canada traveled to Ottawa with their families and met with Members of Parliament and Senators as part of JDRF’s Kids for a Cure Day. These 40 Living Proof Champions discussed the challenges they face living with T1D and the importance of expanding the JDRF Canadian Clinical Trial Network (JDRF CCTN) across Canada. The focus of the event was to seek additional Federal funding for T1D research as well as increase awareness, educate and put a personal face to the disease. Through this event, JDRF was able to identify new champions on Parliament Hill to help increase awareness about T1D and JDRF.
Thank you to our 40 JDRF Living Proof Champions and their families for making this such a successful and inspirational experience.
(Prime Minister Stephen Harper meets with a group of children from across Canada with type 1 diabetes for a photo on Parliament Hill as part of JDRF’s Kids for a Cure Day on November 27, 2012. Photo by Jason Ransom.)
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