Sunday, February 10, 2013

Spare a Rose, Save a Child

Some wonderful Diabetes Advocates have come up with a plan, with the help of some folks at Johnson & Johnson, to raise some money for the Life for a Child program, sponsored by the International Diabetes Federation.  This program aims to take “contributions from donors [to] go to established diabetes centers enabling them to provide the ongoing clinical care and diabetes education these children need to stay alive.”  Important stuff!!

Here’s the deal: When you buy roses for your sweetie this Valentine’s Day, buy one less and donate the money you save to this worthy cause.  Heck, you don’t have to be a rose purchaser to participate.  Just go and make a donation here!  According to the IDF’s website:

Just $1 a day provides a child with:

  • ·        regular insulin
  • ·        quality blood glucose monitoring equipment (meter, strips, lancets)·        essential clinical care

  • ·        up-to-date diabetes education materials
  • ·        specialised diabetes training for medical staff 
So, if you donate just $5 you will be helping a child for a week or 5 children for a day!  It’s amazing what just a bit of money can do to make a difference.  C’mon…do it.  You know you want to.


  1. Thanks so much for raising awareness about Spare a Rose, Save a Child!! Life For a Child deserves our support!

    When you get a chance, have you considered joining the Diabetes Advocates program?

  2. There are many things should be taken into consideration, but you've made a good point here. Thanks a lot for that. I will follow your way soon.SUCCESS


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