JDRF’s reputation as one of the most effective advocacy organizations in Washington, D.C. is a direct result of the personal relationships our advocates and their families around the country have developed over time with their Members of Congress in state and local district offices, as well as in D.C.
Pictured here (from left to right) are Jack King, Dori Rivers, Michael King, Rick Wolfe, Isaac Wolfe, and Congressman Bilirakis at their most recent meeting.
As a member of the Diabetes Caucus, Congressman Bilirakis is a supporter of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP) – a program made up of two parts: one to advance T1D research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the other to fund treatment, education, and prevention programs for American Indian and Alaska Native populations, who are disproportionately affected by type 2 diabetes. The SDP provides nearly 35% of the publicly-funded T1D research at NIH and is a critical component in our mission!
Thank you, Congressman Bilirakis, for your support with this very important program!