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Thursday, February 11 2021 - 19:00
Ascensia Diabetes Care And Its Employees Excited To Support Spare A Rose Campaign For The Fourth Consecutive Year
BASEL, Switzerland, Feb. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Ascensia Diabetes Care, a leading global diabetes care company and the maker of 
the CONTOUR(R) range of blood glucose monitoring systems, has once again 
decided to support the Spare A Rose campaign, organized by Life for a Child, 
for the fourth consecutive year. 

The Spare a Rose campaign encourages people to donate the $5 cost of each rose 
they would have given to someone on Valentine's Day to Life for a Child. Life 
for a Child believes that no child should die of diabetes and this campaign is 
critical to help it achieve this goal. The funds raised from the campaign 
enable the charity to partner with diabetes centers in countries such as 
Mauritania, Jamaica and India to provide critical supplies, including insulin 
and testing supplies, as well as much needed diabetes education. Every $5 
dollars equates to one month's supply of insulin for a young person and the 
program currently supports over 22,000 young people in 43 countries. 

Ascensia has committed to match their employees' donations up to a maximum of 
one rose for every one of the company's 1,700 employees. To date Ascensia and 
its employees have collectively donated over $40,000 to Spare A Rose, making it 
the largest corporate supporter for this campaign to date. This donation is 
equivalent to providing life-saving insulin supplies to almost 670 children for 
a year, who otherwise would have nowhere else to turn. 

Rob Schumm, President of Ascensia Diabetes Care, explained: "While people 
around the world will be buying flowers and cards for their loved one this 
Valentine's Day, many of our employees will be choosing instead to donate to 
the Spare A Rose campaign. This is testament to how many employees at Ascensia 
are passionate about making a difference to the lives of people living with 
diabetes, both professionally and personally." 

Dr. Graham Ogle, General Manager of Life for Child, explained the importance of 
companies providing support for Spare a Rose: "The tremendous efforts from 
employees at Ascensia has had a huge impact on our ability to save the lives of 
children with diabetes across the world. Many children in less resourced 
countries are walking a tightrope with their diabetes management and often do 
not have the basic supplies to keep them alive. Through the generous employee 
donations and company matching we have received from Ascensia, we are able to 
provide crucial supplies and education that enable more children to have access 
to the care they need for their diabetes."

Rob continued: "We are proud to have been an avid supporter of this worthwhile 
campaign, which not only raises funds for insulin and testing equipment, but 
importantly also helps to highlight the plight of many children with diabetes 
in countries, where they do not have access to these essential supplies. The 
work of Life for a Child is literally saving the lives of children around the 
world and I implore more people to donate, so that together we can make a 

Donations to Spare a Rose can be made at

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Source: Ascensia Diabetes Care