JDRF 2015 Children's Congress
BATON ROUGE- The JDRF Children's Congress goes to Washington D.C. every year to meet face-to-face with some of the top decision-makers in the country. This morning on 2une In, Children's Congress advocates, Max Jacobsen and Ben Ellison stopped by to tell us about what they've been doing to help thousands of people suffering from Diabetes.
The Children's Congress aims to raise awareness for Type 1 Diabetes how important it is to have congressional leadership to help advance research efforts to fight the disease.
The event will bring more than 160 kids with Type 1 Diabetes to Washington D.C. where they will serve as delegates and meet elected officials in the House and Senate.
Delegates will be chosen from every state from a pool of 1,500 applicants. They will be joined by international representatives from Australia, Canada, Denmark, Israel, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.
The Children's Congress will be going on July 13-15. You can find more information about the program at the Children's Congress website.