Monday, February 11, 2013

Spare a Rose . . . .

I’m excited to help spread the word about a great initiative happening now to help children around the world who have diabetes.  Kerri, Kelly and Adam from diaTribe, Manny, Bennet, and CWD’s Jeff put their heads together, and with some support from J&J, have come up with the Spare a Rose, Save a Child project.

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The idea is simple, but the results can be epic.  As Valentine’s Day approaches, instead of buying a dozen roses for your sweetheart, buy eleven.  Then take the cost of that twelfth rose and donate it to the IDF’s Life For A Child fund.  This fantastic program brings insulin and other essential diabetes care to children around the world who don’t have what they need to survive.

I’ve been known to gripe about insurance companies and co-pay costs, but it’s so easy to take everything we have for granted.  I feel very strongly about helping those who don’t have the things I’m lucky to have in order to live a healthy life.  So I want to do a little bit more to help this initiative.  And one of the ways I show my love is by knitting.

Go over now to the Life For A Child page and make your donation sometime between now and Valentine’s Day.  Then come back here and leave me a comment.  On Friday, I’ll pick one winner, and I will knit you something blue to wear for Blue Fridays!!  Perhaps a hat or a scarf - I’ll consult with the winner to come up with something he or she will love.

Please help spread the word about Spare a Rose, Save a Child on Facebook, Twitter (use #sparearose) and your blog if you have one.  Together the DOC can change lives!

16 comments:

  1. I am so in! I spared a rose and I want to WIN!

    Also if I win I spare another rose for the blue what ever. Come on folks join in, I dare you to make the extra rose pledge!

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  2. I've donated, but don't put me in the draft for the knitted item, I'm married to a professional knitter (aalovesyarn on ravelry)(I boast), she's working on her umpteenth Swirl sweater.

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    1. Thanks, Bruce, I'm totally looking her up on Ravelry!! :)

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  3. Thanks for helping to spread the word, Karen!

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  4. I did it. Easy peasy!
    It's cold here. A hat would be nice :)
    What a great idea!

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  5. I've spared a dozen roses so far. I challenge everyone else to do the same if possible.

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  6. Decided to not buy half a dozen and managed to send the saving via pay pal to the campaign. I love the idea.

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  7. Made my donation last night! Love this idea.

    Please don't include me in the drawing... too many worthy candidates already (although blue socks sound kinda cool). Thanks!

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  8. I did it! Thanks for your advocacy!

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  9. I made my donation. If I'm chosen I would love a scarf;)

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  10. I sent myself a rose this year and then doubled the cost as a donation to Spare a Rose.

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  11. Yay! I spared a rose or two :) Love this idea, both your donation of time & effort, and the whole #sparearose campaign.

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  12. thanks for the extra reminder from todays post. I spared a few roses as well (well, technically not roses as any flowers bother my allergies). Maybe I spared some chocolate instead? : )

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  13. Karen, thank you for helping to spread the word about this incredible effort. Together, we have brought the greatest gift of all to children with type 1 -- the gift of life.

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