Around the world, lack of access to insulin is the most common cause of death for many children with diabetes. In fact, in some parts of the world, the estimated life expectancy of a child who has just developed diabetes could be less than a year. *
This Valentine's Day, let's help change that.
Through the Spare a Rose, Save a Child campaign, we raise awareness and donations for Life for a Child, an International Diabetes Federation program which provides life-saving diabetes supplies, medication, and education to children with type 1 diabetes living in developing countries.
Spare a Rose, Save a Child is simple: buy one less rose this Valentine's Day and donate the value of that flower to children with diabetes. Your loved one at home still gets flowers and you both show some love to children around the world who need it. And the value of that one rose -- $5 -- provides a month of life to a child with type 1 diabetes.
We’re hopeful that you will embrace this cause this year.
There are two things you can do to help:
First, make a donation to Life for a Child
The price of one rose -- $5 -- gives one month of life-sustaining insulin to a child in need. One rose for one month of life. A dozen roses for a year of life.
Second, help spread the word
During the first two weeks of February (1-14), please help raise awareness for “Spare a Rose, Save a Child” by blogging, tweeting, posting on Facebook, etc., about the effort. We encourage you to use the marketing materials we’ve provided and reference the Spare a Rose FAQs as you help us spread the word. Our goal this year is to engage people outside of the DOC too, so don’t forget to reach out to your family, friends, and colleagues.
We hope you’ll share in our effort to channel some of our love for our families into helping other families keep their loved ones alive. It is a simple but life-changing message and just a few dollars goes a long way. Spare a Rose also shows that the diabetes online community takes care of one another – both online and off – in America and around the world.
The Partnering for Diabetes Change team, on behalf of the Diabetes Online Community
On February 14, 2014, IDF shared this thank you letter with the Diabetes Online Community. Click on the image to open the PDF in a new window.
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Last Updated: Thursday February 27, 2014 19:28:21
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