(click on the banner to give– now)
Once again, the Spare a Rose, Save a Life campaign is in full swing. The notion is simple: If your intent is to give a dozen roses to someone special this Valentine’s Day, why not give eleven and donate the cost of that 12th rose (about $5.00 USD) to the International Diabetes Federation’s Life for a Child campaign? Only $5.00… You can handle that, right? You might even be able to handle more than five bucks.
What does that money buy?
Five dollars provides life-giving insulin for a child in a developing country for an entire month.
Thirty dollars helps to keep a third world child with diabetes alive for six months.
Sixty dollars worth of insulin sustains life for a child living in Haiti, Kenya, the Phillipines, and 40 other countries for an entire year.
The truth is, kids are diagnosed with diabetes everywhere. But insulin isn’t available, or affordable, everywhere. Even in places where a month’s worth of insulin is only five dollars, a diabetes diagnosis can be a death sentence.
But it doesn’t have to be. Let’s show our commitment to kids (and parents of kids) with diabetes everywhere. Click on the banner above, or go to sparearose.org/give to donate today. Tell everyone you know this February that diabetes doesn’t respect borders… and remind them that by joining the Spare a Rose, Save a Child campaign, thanks to your efforts and mine, children will live.
Who can’t fall in love with that?