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PROMISE to get involved with JDRF

21 June 2012

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s (JDRF‘s) Promise to Remember Me’ (PTRM) campaign seeks to raise awareness and research funding for type 1 diabetes through grassroots advocacy in the Australian Federal Government.

It’s a really important initiative because it starts a dialogue between people affected by type 1 diabetes and Australia’s politicians. That is, the people making decisions about Australia’s health, hear first-hand experiences from people managing type 1 diabetes in the hope they can make more informed decisions about the needs of this group.

If you haven’t heard about the JDRF PTRM campaign before you can contact JDRF for more information on 02 9020 6100 or email: advocacy@jdrf.org.au. If you are already a JDRF advocate, JDRF needs you to rally again as a valued JDRF Government Advocate: http://www.jdrf.org.au/government-advocacy. If you have not yet signed up to be a JDRF advocate, you can do so here: http://www.jdrf.org.au/our-community/jdrf-advocates

The campaign culminates with the 2012 Federal ‘Kids in the House’ event at Parliament House, Canberra. Each year, ‘Kids in the House’ attracts widespread attention and is one of the highlights of the JDRF calendar. It brings more than 100 young people together with parliamentarians to advocate for increased federal funding of diabetes research. A truly great program, supporting a very important cause. If you haven’t checked it out already, please PROMISE to get involved with the PTRM campaign. There are many faces to type 1 diabetes – by remembering just one and acting on that, it is possible to make a difference.

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