Advocacy in Action: Rally for Medical Research
Gina Gavlak, the chair of the American Diabetes Association’s National Advocacy Committee, shared her personal diabetes story at the 2013 Rally for Medical Research in Washington, D.C. Gavlak was joined by other volunteers, members of Congress, television personalities, and representatives of nearly 200 sponsoring groups. Together, they asked Congress to make funding for research at the National Institutes of Health a national priority. The supporters called for “More progress. More hope. More life.” Gavlak’s story and request that others join her in advocating for medical research will help advance the fight to Stop Diabetes®.