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Things are hotting up in JDRF’s advocacy space, with less than four months to go until Kids In The House, our major event in Parliament House on 23 August. Kids In The House is the culmination of months of meetings with JDRF advocates talking to their federal MPs and Senators about the impact and importance of funding for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.

This year, we’ve developed a new logo to support all our communication around the event. You will start to see the logo (below) appear across all of our Kids In The House-related communications.

Kids In The House 2018

“The last Kids in the House event in 2012 was incredible and JDRF advocates secured a Coalition commitment for $35m for the Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Network over five years. However, it has been a few years since then, so we wanted to give the brand a refresh,” said Suzanne Culph, JDRF’s Government Relations Manager.

“In addition to a new logo, we’ve got exciting plans for this year’s event. It’s a busy couple of months ahead and we’re taking a new approach with some of our communications.”

Most importantly though, Kids In The House is all about JDRF advocates – who tirelessly work throughout the year to remind politicians of the importance of supporting the T1D Clinical Research Network. We know research holds the key to finding a cure to type one, and 23 August is the chance to remind our federal decision makers that we won’t stop until we find a cure.

As the big day gets closer, nominations to attend the event itself have opened. If you’re keen to get involved and tell your local MP why funding into T1D research is so important, please fill in the form here.

Preference will be given to those who can demonstrate they’ve built a relationship with their local MP, but we’re always looking for new people – so get in touch with the Government Team at advocacy@jdrf.org.au or call 02 9020 6100 and get involved! Applications close on 8 June 2018.

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