February 12, 2016

Spare a Rose, Save a Child

graphic of a red rose

Dear Lyfebulb Community,

We want to spread the word about a very special Valentine’s Day campaign called Spare a Rose, Save a Child. The campaign is running from now until February 14th, with the aim of raising money and awareness for the International Diabetes Federation’s Life for a Child Program. This Valentine’s Day, you can opt to buy one less rose and donate its value (about $5) to Life for a Child. Each donation helps a child with diabetes in developing countries receive access to lifesaving insulin, glucose monitoring equipment, and medical care.

P4DC (Partnering for Diabetes Change Coalition) started the Spare a Rose campaign in 2013. Since then, the effort has raised nearly $56,000, helping provide life-saving supplies to more than 1,000 children worldwide. I urge you to take this opportunity to reach out and help the global diabetes community.

Of course, giving is completely voluntary, and simply raising awareness about this great cause will contribute to the initiative. Please help spread the word by sharing this opportunity on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media (#SpareARose). You can also share the marketing materials or even hold your very own mini-campaign in your office by requesting a toolkit. If you do the latter, Close Concerns will enter your name in a drawing to win a free hour of intensive research on any diabetes topic – just let them know you’re holding an office campaign. The drawing will be the day after Valentine’s Day.

Together, we can help change the world, one rose at a time!


The Lyfebulb Team