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.