The JDRF Promise to Remember Me campaign was established in 2000 as a meaningful way to strengthen relationships between Members of Congress and their constituents in the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community. During ‘Promise,’ JDRF Advocates meet with their Members locally in their home states and Congressional Districts. During these meetings, JDRF Advocates share their personal connection to T1D – articulating the financial, medical, and emotional costs of the disease. Most importantly, they highlight the essential role Members play in securing Federal funding for T1D research and supporting health and regulatory policy that improves the quality of life for those affected by T1D, until we find a cure.
This biennial campaign is a critical step towards reaching a world without T1D. Through your efforts, we look to turn the U.S. map JDRF blue as we meet with every Member of Congress, asking each to promise to remember the T1D community when they vote on legislation that will improve lives and ultimately lead to a cure for people with T1D.
If you are interested in meeting locally with your Member of Congress as part of the Promise to Remember Me campaign, please sign up here. Thank you for all you do to support JDRF!