Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Spare A Rose Save A Child

Remember when I wrote about the electricity in the room at the 2014 Medtronic Diabetes Advocacy Forum when Spare A Rose Save A Child was brought up? 
How every one in the room went crazy and wanted to help? 
Well now here's your chance! 

It's the elixir that keeps those of us living with Type 1 Diabetes, Type 1.5 and some with type 2 Diabetes alive.
Without insulin, we would cease to be.   
 Bottom line: We are blessed to have insulin so readily available to us. 
But unfortunately, that's not the case globally. 
For a large number of children around the world living with type 1 diabetes, the lack of insulin access is the most common cause of death. 
And in many of those areas, most children with diabetes can expect to live less than a year past their diagnosis date – if they’re even diagnosed at all. 

And that's unacceptable. 
Here's the thing: YOU can help - And It's easy!

Spare A Rose, Save a Child 

Buy one less rose this Valentine’s Day and share the value of that flower with a child with diabetes in the developing world. 
The person you love still receives flowers & you both provide desperately needed help to a child with diabetes. 
This Valentines Day & for the cost of 1 rose ($5) you can help The International Diabetes Federation's Life For A Child program provide 1 months worth of insulin and education to a child living with diabetes. 
You can even print out out a Certificate of Awesome instead of a card and share it with your flowers to let you're Honey know that your both Sparing A Rose To Save A Child - talk about love!
Tonight's #DSMA chat @ 9p.m., EST topic is #SpareARose.
We'll be chatting about taking advocacy efforts off line and how you can help spread the word and the love locally and globally re: #Sparearose  - And save some lives in the process. 
With #Sparearose, one person not only has the opportunity to change the life of someone else - They have the opportunity to save a life. 
And that's pretty damn amazing! 
Clink on the link below and give the gift of life this Valentine's Day.
Spare A Rose Save A Child~ 
Life for a Child