Courtney Ann Jackson of Talk Radio News Service reports on actress Mary Tyler Moore’s announcement of an upcoming Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation event. Moore is the International Chairman of the JDRF, and announced the upcoming “Promise to Remember Me” event, scheduled as a part of the upcoming Children’s Congress to be held June 22-24 in Washington, DC.
The Children’s Congress includes150 young delegates with Type 1 diabetes who work to raise awareness for their disease. Moore, also a type 1 diabetic, explained that the group will converge on Washington with the goal of to persuading Congress to remember them when voting on important issues, such as stem cell research, that could affect the discovery of a cure for the disease. “It is the energy and commitment of our Type 1 families that makes me certain that we will, soon, be able to translate promising research into promises kept for a cure,” said Moore.