Spare a Rose, Save A Child (with Type 1 diabetes)

This Valentine’s Day, Spare a Rose, Save a Child

By Manny Hernandez, Senior Vice President of Member Experience and Strategic Product Alliances

Valentine’s Day is around the corner. If you are considering giving a dozen roses, here’s a neat idea that can help you have a positive impact on the life of children with type 1 diabetes while you celebrate love and friendship, through a campaign called “Spare a Rose”.

As part of “Spare a Rose”, donate the value of one or more roses to the Life For a Child program run by International Diabetes Federation. Each rose that is spared ($5) translates into one month of life-saving insulin for a child with type 1 diabetes. Without access to insulin through Life For a Child, due to the life circumstances they face, these children would die.

Last year, the campaign raised just over $25,000 which directly saved the lives of 422 children, by funding their insulin needs for a year.

Below is a fun video that I did along with the International Diabetes Federation’s Life For a Child’s Dr. Graham Ogle (who has a very thick Australian accent… unlike me) as part of this year’s campaign.

To donate, visit this page: and click on “Spare a Rose”.