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JDRF to Hold 2019 Children’s Congress

Kenneth D. Nahum

A former recipient of the Humanitarian Physician of the Year Award from Kimball Medical Center (now Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus), Kenneth D. Nahum, DO, has a medical career that spans 30 years. Currently treating patients at Regional Cancer Care Associates, LLC, in New Jersey, Dr. Kenneth D. Nahum enjoys supporting the local chapter of JDRF (formerly the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).

One of the many ways JDRF supports pediatric diabetes patients is through organizing the Children’s Congress. An advocacy event that occurs once every two years, the JDRF Children’s Congress recruits more than 160 child “delegates” with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and brings them to Washington, DC, to lobby top decision makers.

Representing all 50 states and ranging in age from 4 to 17, the young delegates work to educate members of Congress about the challenges of living with T1D and why funding research is so important. In addition to having the chance to impact health policy, the delegates develop leadership skills and begin lasting friendships. The next JDRF Children’s Congress is scheduled for July 8-10, 2019.

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