They’re so often a symbol of love and romantic relationships, but lovely as they are, roses wilt within a week or two, and eventually end up discarded.
Five dollars per rose, sixty dollars for a dozen. But the cost of those roses can provide life-sustaining insulin for a child with diabetes for an entire year.
Through the Spare a Rose, Save a Child campaign (February 1 – 14th), as a community we can raise awareness and donations for Life for a Child, an International Diabetes Federation program which provides life-saving diabetes supplies, medication, and education that children in developing countries need to stay alive.
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.
One rose, one month of life. A dozen roses, a year of life for a child with diabetes.
To learn more about the campaign, please visit SpareARose.org . For specifics on how we can work together to make the biggest difference possible in the next two weeks, download this one-sheet. You can grab a rose image from the image list, or the embeddable donation form that goes directly to IDF. You can even download a “thank you” card for your loved one, explaining why their bouquet may be a rose short this year … or might be missing entirely.
We, as a community, often talk about helping one another and trying to make a difference for people with diabetes. Let’s see how many lives we can change – how many we can save – through this year’s efforts.
Thanks for your participation, your support, and your love for our global community.