Local Leader in Diabetes Advocacy Heads to Washington, D.C.
A Call to Congress
Diabetes advocacy leader and Carmel Valley resident Hillary Liber joined nearly 200 diabetes advocates from across the country in Washington, D.C. for the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) Call to Congress. Hillary has had type 1 diabetes for nearly 25 years and, in her efforts to help fight the disease and its devastating consequences, has been involved with the American Diabetes Association since 1995. Since that time she has raised over $200,000 for the association. Hillary has also served on the Greater San Diego Community Leadership Board of the ADA since 2000, four years as San Diego Advocacy chair, and as chair of the Community Leadership Board from 2013 to 2014. As for Call to Congress, Hillary has been attending since 2009.
Attendees at the Call to Congress included children and adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, family members of individuals living with diabetes, researchers, and health care professionals. All participants are ultimately committed to diabetes advocacy efforts at the local, state, and federal levels. “Call to Congress brings diabetes advocates from across the country together in the movement to stop diabetes and provides them with the opportunity to tell our federal government how important it is to fight this deadly epidemic,” said Janel Wright, JD, Chair of the Board for the American Diabetes Association. “As diabetes takes a physical and financial toll on this country, federal funding is critical in our nation’s response to this epidemic.” The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to prevent diabetes’ deadly consequences. The association funds research to prevent, cure, and manage diabetes. Their advocacy allows them to act as a voice for those denied their rights. For more information visit www.diabetes.org.