[Congressional Record Volume 153, Number 185 (Wednesday, December 5, 2007)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E2490-E2491]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]



                          HON. SHELLEY BERKLEY

                               of nevada

                    in the house of representatives

                      Wednesday, December 5, 2007

  Ms. BERKLEY. Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize Jackie and 
Mollie Singer, remarkable twin sisters from my district in Las Vegas, 
Nevada. At the age of four, Mollie was diagnosed with diabetes. Since 
that time, both sisters, now eighteen, have worked tirelessly to raise 
money and promote awareness of the disease which afflicts more than 20 
million Americans.
  The Singer sisters first came to my attention nearly ten years ago on 
their first visit to my office for the important advocacy work they 
began at such a young age. As part of their spirited efforts, Mollie 
and Jackie organize annual walks and numerous other events to benefit 
the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Altogether their efforts 
have raised more than $500,000 for the cause. The sisters have also 
formed the Diabetic Angels, an international support group for those 
suffering from juvenile diabetes.
  The Singer sisters have put a memorable face to this alarming medical 
crisis through speaking engagements, meetings with policy makers, and 
numerous print and television interviews. They have compiled many of 
their experiences into a booklet entitled ``The Road to a Cure,'' which 
gives pointers to parents and kids on fundraising, health fairs, and 
public speaking. Members of my staff and I have had the pleasure of 
meeting with Mollie and Jackie and their family on many occasions 
through the years.

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  Madam Speaker, I am proud to honor the work of Mollie and Jackie 
Singer and their family to raise awareness of diabetes and to work 
toward a cure, and I wish them continued success in their efforts.