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Honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month in a Pandemic

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We are currently halfway through Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a month that has historically dominated the cause marketing scene, but this year is a bit different. With almost 8 million cases of coronavirus in the U.S., it’s important to remember the fact that 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

Pink: More Than Just a Color

by Royce Epstein, A&D Design Director for Mohawk Group.
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The beautiful shades of pink are more than just colors.

Each October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s a time to remember to get a mammogram, educate yourself and your family about the risks of cancer, and also raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and patient resources.

How COVID Accelerated Digital Transformation at Aflac

Rich Gilbert, chief digital information officer, on how COVID-19 is allowing IT at the insurer to move full steam ahead on its innovation roadmap.
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Before COVID-19 became a reality, Aflac, the $23 billion insurance company, had embarked on a digital transformation. Launched in early 2019, “One Digital Aflac” would use technology to make it easier for customers to buy insurance, for the sales teams to sell into the marketplace, and for employees to deliver. “We built a whole portfolio around looking at our business from the customer lens,” says Rich Gilbert, senior vice president and chief digital information officer, who joined Aflac in January of last year. 

Caregivers in Crisis: Rosalynn Carter Institute Report Sounds the Alarm on Caregiving in the Time of COVID

With World Mental Health Day on Saturday, Survey Shows Caregivers Have More Stress, Less Support, and Poorer Mental Health
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AMERICUS, Ga., October 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Just days before World Mental Health Day on October 10, the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) today released “Caregivers in Crisis,” a report on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health and well-being of caregivers. In a survey of more than 400 caregivers from 46 states, the vast majority

Reporter's Notebook: Milestones, Markers and Still Fighting COVID-19

by Maggie Lee
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Aflac receives goBeyondProfit Champion Award

Columbus-based insurer Aflac is the latest recipient of the goBeyondProfit Champion Award, which is awarded by a network of Georgia business leaders with the aim of spurring corporate giving and good acts.

The company’s primary philanthropic cause since 1995 has been fighting childhood cancer. Since that year, according to the company, Aflac and its independent sales agents have contributed more than $146 million to treatment and research for cures.

Tork® Site Safety Guide Shares Hygiene and Safety Recommendations for Manufacturers

Hygiene and health company Essity has developed the Tork Site Safety Guide for Manufacturing to share best practices
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Mohawk Goes Pink: Doing Our Part For a Cure

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Since 2001, Mohawk Industries has contributed more than $6 million to Susan G. Komen, the largest breast cancer research organization in the United States. Through corporate donation programs including Decorate for the Cure and Specify for a Cure — as well as different employee-led initiatives — we are committed to this ongoing partnership to one day find a cure.

VIDEO | Mohawk Offers a "Virtual Hug" to Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walkers

In light of virtual events for 2020, the national series sponsor reaffirms commitment to "Pink Bubble"
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On the first day of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Mohawk Flooring team, a Susan G. Komen 3-Day National Series Sponsor, has a very special video message for the 3-Day community of virtual walkers.

Aflac Contributes $1.5 Million to Sickle Cell Disease Program at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

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COLUMBUS, Ga., /3BLMedia/ - September was National Sickle Cell Awareness Month, and Aflac, a leader in supplemental insurance sales at U.S. worksites, today announced the company's 2020 annual contribution of $1.5 million to the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta has been earmarked for the hospital's Sickle Cell Disease Program. The Aflac Cancer Center hosts the largest sickle cell program in the United States. To date, Aflac has given more than $6 million to the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center's Sickle Cell Disease Program.

Biomimicry Innovation: change:WATER Labs

2020 Ray of Hope Prize Finalist
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The team at change:WATER Labs is fundamentally changing the way humans process waste, and it all has to do with water. They recognized that if  water is removed from human waste, all that's left is a compact solid that would be much easier to collect and sterilize.

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The team at change:WATER Labs is fundamentally changing the way humans process waste, and it all has to do with water. They recognized that if  water is removed from human waste, all that's left is a compact solid that would be much easier to collect and sterilize.

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