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Spare a Rose, Save a Child

Spare a Rose, Save a ChildI don’t usually do a lot to celebrate Valentine’s Day, but when I saw this idea being spread around the DOC, I knew that there was finally something that I wanted to do for this Hallmark Holiday.

A few DOC members, Kelly Close, Manny Hernandez, Bennet Dunlap, Adam Brown, Kerri Sparling and Jeff Hitchcock got together to find a way to use this great tool of social media to benefit the greater good of the diabetes community.  It was decided that the Life for a Child program needs some help.  Their idea is to take the typical “dozen roses,” so popular on Valentine’s Day, and save just one rose to spare the life of a child. “Spare a Rose, Save a Child” is simple:  buy one less rose this Valentine’s Day and share the value of that flower with a child with diabetes in the developing world.  Your loved one at home still gets flowers, and you both show some love to someone who needs it.

Here is a link to the Diabetes Advocate site with more detailed information on this great idea –

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