2019 Breakthrough T1D Children’s Congress Applications Are Open!

2019 Children’s Congress applications are OPEN!

Breakthrough T1D 2019 Children’s Congress will take place on July 8-10, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

Every two years, more than 150 children living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) gather in Washington, D.C., to meet face-to-face with some of the top decision-makers in the U.S. government. The children, ages 4 to 17, represent all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The delegates in Breakthrough T1D’s Children’s Congress enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help Members of Congress understand what life with T1D is like and why research to fund life-changing therapies until a cure can be found is so critical. They speak up on behalf of the millions of people living with T1D and the families and friends who love them.

Children’s Congress Delegates have a lasting impact on their Members of Congress and staff, and play a vital role in supporting the renewal of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP) and advancing Breakthrough T1D’s mission.

Delegates form lifelong friendships, meet T1D role models, develop leadership skills, and leave Children’s Congress empowered to use their voices for the change that will improve their lives and the lives of all people affected by T1D.

To learn more, or to apply, visit cc.jdrf.org

Applications close November 30th!