Crystal Bowersox came to prominence as the runner up of American Idol season 9. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) at the age of six, she’s brought increased awareness to the need for improved treatments, prevention, and a cure for T1D. Crystal Bowersox is a devoted JDRF supporter. The kids and teens were thrilled to sing with her, and we are thrilled to have her at Children’s Congress!
“Promise to Remember Me” was performed in the Grand Ballroom of the JW Marriott hotel in Washington, D.C., the headquarters of JDRF 2013 Children’s Congress, just steps away from the historic Washington Mall.
The Children’s Congress song, first performed at the very first Children’s Congress, in 1999, expresses in cheerful tones just what these 161 children and teenagers are here in Washington to do. In meetings with their Members of Congress and throughout this unique event, their message is simple: “Promise to remember me.” When our lawmakers craft the legislation that shapes the future of this country and place their votes, we ask that they remember the JDRF 2013 Children’s Congress delegates, and what continued funding of T1D research will mean to them, to the entire T1D community, and to the country at large.