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Last Year Spare A Rose Helped 400 Kids in Need: Help Out This Year with One Easy Step!

Published: 1/30/15
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Twitter summary: For the cost of 1 rose, bring insulin or test strips to a child in need – donate today at p4dc.com/spare-a-rose/give/

For anyone looking to spread some love this Valentine’s Day, the Spare a Rose, Save a Child Campaign is offering one easy solution. This February 14, you can buy one less rose for your valentine and donate the value of that flower to the International Diabetes Federation’s (IDF) Life for a Child Program. This program provides critical diabetes supplies, medication, and education to over 12,000 children in 43 countries across the globe. These children, on their own, struggle to gain access to insulin, test strips, and other life-saving diabetes supplies, so every bit of support matters. Every rose donated to Life for a Child can bring a month’s supply of insulin or test strips to a child in need. If you are in position to help, we invite you to donate online here

Last year, the Spare a Rose Campaign raised over $27,000, affecting the lives of over 400 children with diabetes. This year, the campaign wants to do even more, with a goal to collect $50,000. According to IDF estimates, there are 490,000 children with type 1 diabetes under the age of 15 worldwide, and at least 80,000-100,000 of them are in urgent need of assistance. $50,000 could bring life-saving supplies to over 800 of these children. Every rose helps, so impress your loved one this year by donating today and providing insulin or test strips to a child in need.

In addition to donating, we encourage everyone to help spread the Spare a Rose message. The campaign has created numerous marketing materials (images, banners, etc.) to post throughout twitter (#SpareARose), Facebook, and other social media platforms. For more information about the Spare a Rose, Save a Child Campaign, please visit www.SpareARose.org. -AJW

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