The end of the summer wraps up with some amazing successes for JDRF's Promise to Remember Me Campaign. Earlier this week I had mentioned that we managed to complete or schedule 113 meetings before August ended, surpassing our goal of 100! This is due to the leadership of our Campaign Coordinators and your support for them locally... as I write this, the Campaign sits at 124 meetings!
I hope that
those of us that were on the east cost managed to stay dry from Hurricane
The feedback from Promise meetings has started rolling in, and I want to make sure you get a chance to hear all about the different meetings our advocates have attended across the country. Starting today, we will be doing a weekly meeting digest highlighting some of the feedback we have received. Check out some of the recently completed meetings below!
The Promise to Remember Me Campaign has finally arrived! Over 1,100 advocates and their families have already signed up to meet with their legislators, will you?
The Promise Campaign is essential to building relationships between JDRF advocates and Members of Congress, and this year we are aiming to hold 432 meetings. Click on the image below to hear more about this year’s Campaign and why you should join:
The 2011-12 Promise to Remember Me Campaign starts in just a few short weeks, and we are kicking things off with the launch of our new Promise website!
The new and improved Campaign website is now even more exciting and engaging for JDRF Advocates. As always, you can sign up to attend and coordinate meetings with your Members of Congress. But there is now so much more! You can become a part of the Promise online community by creating your own Promise profile. You can share that profile with your friends on Facebook, and you can even see who else joined the Campaign to help us reach our goal of 432 meetings!
Check out the final highlight for the 2011 Childrens’ Congress from our camera team, this one features more testimony from award winning actor, Kevin Kline and our delegates. (Apologies for the delay in getting this up for you but I had taken a little vacation right after CC and this clips wasn’t ready by the time I left!)
I’ll have another clip or two to share later this week and will also share blogs that our CC delegates have put out about their advocacy in Washington.
We are quickly approaching one of my favorite holidays of
the year: Independence Day! This weekend will be filled with barbeques,
parades, fireworks and festivals. I am sure that many of you are already on
your way to the festivities as I write this!
Around July 4th every year, I try think about
patriotic things I can do to celebrate the birth of our country. This year, I
realized that a great way to do so would be to meet with my Members of Congress on issues important
After having worked the past three Children’s Congresses, I love the fact that each class of our delegates is key in making sure that we continue to push forward towards a cure and ensure that federal funding continues to support this effort.