Government Relations

What is a JDRF Advocate?

JDRF has built a nationwide network of Advocates who are dedicated to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes. We are all working together to advance the search for a cure faster and more effectively.

Time Magazine called JDRF “one of the nation’s most forceful disease advocacy groups.” When it comes to fighting type 1 diabetes, JDRF’s strength lies in our numbers and the ability of our Advocates to work together to build bonds–bonds with one another, as well as with our Members of Congress. These relationships strengthen our community, provide support for those who are living with type 1 diabetes, and deliver our message–the need for a cure–faster and more effectively.

JDRF Advocates help support a variety of issues that are critical to our search for a cure, such as:

How do I become a JDRF Advocate?

Click here for our Advocacy Form!

Advocacy In Action!

Members of the South Jersey Chapter were recently able to meet with Congressman Runyan
about the importance of supporting JDRF research towards treatments and a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.
Pictured (Left to Right): Fred Sacks, Jack Ewing, Dr. Donald Meltzer, Jeff Sacks, Congressman Jon Runyan, Emily Ewing, Jordan Demain, Tamara Duffy, Laura Duffy, Heather Wells, and Aidan Wells.