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! 
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Insulin.
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!
How? 

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

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