Nick Jonas to Speak on Juvenile Diabetes at National Press Club August 24

Friday, September 18, 2009 General News J E 4

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 Teen pop idol Nick Jonas, the youngest member of the Grammy-nominated pop rock band the Jonas Brothers, will address a National Press Club luncheon on Monday, August 24. Jonas who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 13 will discuss his personal fight against diabetes and efforts to raise awareness for young people who have the disease.


As diabetes ambassador with Bayer Diabetes Care, the 16-year-old singer/songwriter has launched a national campaign to provide young people and their families with motivation and support to simplify life with diabetes. In June, he testified before Congress to call for support of diabetes research funding. He wrote the song "A Little Bit Longer" to inspire those with diabetes to live their lives to the fullest. Last year, The Change for the Children Foundation, founded by Nick and brothers Kevin and Joe to help children facing adversity, granted approximately $750,000 to diabetes research and treatment programs. Nick also hosts a website ( to help inspire young people with diabetes to achieve small, everyday victories while managing their disease.

The National Press Club luncheon will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. and Nick Jonas' remarks will begin just after 1:00 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session.

A live streaming webcast of the program will be available at at 1:00 p.m. Pre-register for the webcast at

Free blood glucose and A1C testing by trained medical staff will be provided for NPC members and their guests from 11:45 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the NPC ballroom alcove.

This event is open to Press Club members and their guests. Advance reservations should be made by contacting reservations at the National Press Club, (202) 662-7501 or Cost of luncheon admission is $17 for National Press Club members, $28 for their guests. Credentialed press may cover this event with proper ID. Pre-register Live streaming website.

The National Press Club is located at 14th and F Streets, NW, one block west of Metro Center. For more information about the Club and its programs, go to



The National Press Club is the world's leading professional organization for journalists. Founded in 1908, the Club has 3,500 members representing most major news organizations. Each year, the Club holds over 2,000 events including news conferences, luncheons and panels, and more than 250,000 guests come through its doors.

SOURCE National Press Club


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