Media Advisory - JDRF "Kids for a Cure" Day Coming to Parliament Hill on Tuesday

Inspirational kids from across Canada to descend on Ottawa to meet with parliamentarians to highlight type 1 diabetes (T1D) research and to advocate for an expanded clinical trial network for diabetes research.

OTTAWA, Nov. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - Inspirational children from across Canada who live every day with T1D will be visiting Ottawa next week as part of JDRF's "Kids for a Cure" Day.

Forty "Living Proof Champions" and their families will meet with parliamentarians to discuss the challenges they face from T1D, create awareness around T1D, highlight how T1D research and innovation has improved their lives, and the importance of expanding the JDRF Canadian Clinical Trial Network (JDRF CCTN) to all parts of the country.

In addition to individual private meetings with parliamentarians, the following public events will be held (all times local):

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
JDRF "Kids for a Cure" Day

Breakfast  
8:00 AM  Breakfast program
  Chateau Laurier (Laurier Room)
  1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON
 
  • Remarks from National Co-Chairs Megan Beamish and Michael Thornton
  • Remarks from special guest Austin Basis, individual living with type 1 diabetes and star in the TV series "Beauty and the Beast"

House of Commons Standing Committee on Health
11:00 AM  Appearance of "Kids for a Cure" Day delegates at House of Commons Standing Committee on Health
  Room 306, La Promenade Building
  151 Sparks Street, Ottawa, ON
 
  • Presentation from Andrew McKee, President & CEO, JDRF Canada
  • Presentation from Deborah Sissmore, individual living with type 1 diabetes for over 45 years and Edmonton Protocol participant
  • Presentations from "Kids for a Cure" Day Living Proof Champions Noah Stock, Michael Thornton, Miguel Remillard, Marley Greenberg, and Maksim Stadler

Lunch  
12:00 PM  Lunch program
  Chateau Laurier (Laurier Room)
  1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON
 
  • Brief remarks from Andrew McKee, President & CEO, JDRF Canada; Deborah Sissmore, individual living with type 1 diabetes for over 45 years and Edmonton Protocol participant; National Co-Chairs Megan Beamish and Michael Thornton; and Patrick Brown, M.P., Chair of All-Party Juvenile Diabetes Caucus
  • Speech from Hon. Peter MacKay, P.C., M.P., Minister of National Defence
  • Remarks from special guest Austin Basis, individual living with type 1 diabetes and star in the TV series "Beauty and the Beast"


 

 

SOURCE: JDRF

For further information:

If you are interested in more information about JDRF, JDRF CCTN or would like to speak with a Living Proof Champion from your area please contact:

James Kenny
Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada
613-786-9958
James.kenny@hkstrategies.ca
November 23, 2012