“Here’s what T1D looks like in Haiti.” (photo of young girl) “This child died.” Heart just exploded. #MedtronicDAF
— Kim / Diabetes (@txtngmypancreas) January 11, 2014
The Spare a Rose, Save a Child campaign is a DOC-driven effort to raise both funding and awareness for Life for a Child, an International Diabetes Federation program aiming to fund the continuous medical care, access to supplies and medication, and diabetes education that children in developing nations need to stay alive.
The cost of one rose is about five dollars - and while that flower will wilt and die, the same five dollars would provide life-saving insulin to a child for one month. There's sort of a beautiful, poetic irony there.
What you're being asked to do is fairly simple: buy one less rose this Valentine's Day, and instead send that money to the Life for a Child program. You can even download a "Certificate of Awesome" to give your loved one in place of that rose.
I've embedded the direct donation code onto my blog (it will remain above my posts), and will leave it until the Spare a Rose campaign concludes on 2/14/14. Please considering donating, if you can.
I hope you'll help us spread the word, too - this one-sheet may help cover the bases on how you can do that, as well as the Spare a Rose, Save a Child website. Our voices are louder when we use them together!