Spare A Rose. Save A Child.
February and I have a love/hate relationship. It’s cold, icy and there are piles of snow. But on the other hand, February was the month that my wonderful husband was born, Valentine’s Day and a time when members of the Diabetes Online Community (DOC) band together to help children with diabetes through the #SpareARose campaign.
I have access to insulin, something that no one can live without. For those of us with Type 1 diabetes, our bodies don’t make it for us anymore. But there are many who do not have access to insulin, hence this campaign.
If you buy your sweetheart roses for Valentine’s Day (or if you don’t) consider buying 11 instead of 12 and donate one flower’s cost to Life for a Child, a wonderful organization that helps provide insulin and supplies to children with diabetes in need. This campaign started February 1st and runs through Valentine’s Day (February 14th for anyone who needs the reminder).
For approximately the cost of one rose, you can provide a month’s worth of insulin for a child in need. The 2014 campaign raised enough money to provide 1 year of life for 454 children. Please consider donating and sharing this message. Go here to donate.
It’s the first Tuesday of the month which means it’s time for the 10 Awesome Things link up. Without further ado, here are 10 things about February that are awesome (in no particular order):
- Saving lives for the cost of flowers (see above)
- Valentine’s Day and all of the romance, hearts and chocolate that go with it
- Having Friday the 13th off work as a bonus day (aka company moving day)
- Planning a Friday the 13th lunch date with my husband
- A great excuse to wear a lot of red
- My orchid is in full bloom
- It’s a short month which means a few fewer days of winter
- It’s American Heart Month, a reminder to take care of your heart
- The start of Cleveland Restaurant Week
- And best for last, Brad’s birthday. Kicking off a 13-day period of being married to an older man
What’s awesome for you about February? How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?
Thanks for being part of the Spare A Rose community!
How lovely! I’ve never heard of this campaign!
What a great idea to help those in need of insulin! Loved your list too. Happy Birthday to your husband and enjoy your time as the younger spouse!
Thanks so much for sharing the #SpareARose message, Rachel! And happy February to you and yours! Here’s to a quick Spring (I’m freezing my keester off up in Minnesota)! 🙂