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 – http://diabetesadvocates.org/c/spare-a-rose-save-a-child/