My Special Aflac Duck is the latest addition to the company's ongoing Aflac Childhood Cancer Campaign
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Since 1995, Aflac employees, agents and The Aflac Foundation, Inc., have donated more than $125 million toward pediatric cancer research and treatment. We are committed to helping make a difference in the lives of children facing cancer across the country, because every child deserves a lifetime.
By Murdo Gordon, Chief Commercial Officer, Bristol-Myers Squibb
To say that childhood cancer is profoundly disruptive doesn’t begin to scratch the surface of the impact the disease has on young patients and their families. The diagnosis changes everything in an instant. Then there is treatment, which often separates a young girl or boy from family and friends; from school; and from the life one knew or the life not yet really begun.
Sponsorship focuses on #ChildrensHospitalsWeek and popular Dance Marathon events across the country as Aflac introduces My Special Aflac DuckTM to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals community
COLUMBUS, Ga. – March 8, 2018 /3BL Media/– Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States and a committed corporate ally for families facing childhood cancer, today announced an agreement with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® (CMN Hospitals) to sponsor several key CMN Hospitals events throughout the year, including the second annual #ChildrensHospitalsWeek, which is this week.
A plush, robotic duck may soon become a fixture in the world of children who have cancer — a social robot that can be silly, happy, angry, scared or sick just like them, and help them cope creatively with their illness through the power of play.
The duck, developed by robotics expert Aaron Horowitz and his company, is undergoing testing and is expected to be widely distributed by the end of this year.
Childhood cancer receives less than 5 percent of the national funding that goes toward cancer research and treatment. To help make it a national priority, Aflac once again joined Curefest for Childhood Cancer at its annual event near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
Since 2011, thousands of people from more than 40 states have convened at Curefest to speak as one voice against childhood cancer.
Give the gift that gives back – because you shouldn’t have to choose between looking good and doing good. 100% of all net proceeds from #Duckprints merchandise will go to hospitals treating childhood cancer across the United States.
Veteran Major Leaguer McCann and his wife team with the Rally Foundation
Houston Astros veteran catcher Brian McCann has been in the middle of plenty of on-field rallies during his 13-year Major League career, but perhaps the most important one he and his wife, Ashley, have been involved with is the Rally Foundation.