It’s simple: buy one less rose this Valentine’s Day and donate the value of that flower to a child living with diabetes in a  less-resourced country.

01 | Spare a Rose

Buy one less rose this Valentine’s Day

02 | Donate the cost of that rose

To the Life for a Child program

03 | Save the life of a child

Receive a card to print and give to someone special

Double Your Impact

Donate today and your dollar could be doubled. 

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust have
generously offered to match contributions from new donors.

Meet Yasir…

This is Yasir, about to check his level at clinic in Pakistan. His expression says it all, “Why me? Please, not again”.

It demonstrates the constancy of diabetes, it never goes away, and there can never be a break from it. You can read Yasir’s story here.

What is Spare a Rose?

Initiated by a group of members from the Diabetes Online Community, the Spare a Rose campaign raises funds for the Life for a Child program. The first campaign took place in 2013 and every year since, the community has come together to make a difference in the lives of children living with diabetes in less-resourced countries.

Spare a Rose attracts many smaller donations which, together equal thousands of dollars, showing the impact even the smallest donation can have.

Spare a Rose shows that the diabetes online community takes care of one another, both online and off, around the world.

How can I help?

You can donate to Spare a Rose by clicking here.

Spread the word! Please help raise awareness for #SpareARose by blogging, Tweeting, Facebooking etc.

We have banners, social media tiles/covers and logos for you to download and share.

What is the IDF Life for a Child program?

Living with type 1 diabetes can be challenging wherever you live, but in some countries lifesaving insulin, management tools and education are entirely unaffordable or even unavailable. Life for a Child partners with diabetes centres in these countries to supply young people with these vital components for life. We are working towards the vision: No Child Should Die of Diabetes.

The program commenced in 2000 and currently supports over 18,000 young people living with type 1 diabetes. In 20 of the 42 countries where we work, we have the resources to help every diagnosed child. With your support, we can achieve this in all 42.

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