My Special Aflac Duck

Aflac Commemorates World Sickle Cell Awareness Day With $100,000 Donation to Children's National Hospital for Research and Treatment Enhancements

Patients, families and caregivers treated to a day at the ballpark as kids receive their own My Special Aflac Duck®
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WASHINGTON, June 22, 2022 /3BL Media/ — Highlighting its ongoing commitment to children and families facing sickle cell disease, Aflac, the No. 1 provider of supplemental health insurance in the U.S.1, today announced that the company has made a $100,000 contribution to Children’s National Hospital to be used for research and treatment of sickle cell.

How Aflac Helps Children and Families Navigate Sickle Cell Disease

Aflac collaborates with Mediaplanet for their “Black Health in America” campaign; shares how My Special Aflac Duck® brings comfort to children with sickle cell disease and pediatric cancer
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NEW YORK, June 23, 2022 /3BL Media/ — This World Sickle Cell Awareness Day, Mediaplanet is proud to announce its collaboration with Aflac — a leader in supplemental health insurance — on its cross-platform campaign, “Black Health in America.”

Singer-Songwriter Ava Paige Makes Music With My Special Aflac Duck®


Nashville singer-songwriter and cancer survivor Ava Paige knows all too well that “the things that make you better don’t come that easily,” a lyric she wrote as part of a song she performed for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals patients, caregivers and health care professionals alongside My Special Aflac Duck®, a robotic companion for pediatric cancer and sickle cell disease patients.

Aflac 2021 Business & Sustainability Report: Philanthropy



Caring for others is at the core of Aflac’s culture, and 2021 was no exception. While supporting our customers every day, we still dedicated time and energy to making a difference in our communities.

Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

Duck Delivery: Young Sickle Cell Disease Patients at Children's Regional Hospital at Cooper in Camden, NJ Receive Award-Winning Social Robot Thanks to New Collaboration With Aflac

My Special Aflac Duck® helps comfort young patients managing their disease
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CAMDEN, N.J., May 5, 2022 /3BL Media/ -- Several young patients being treated for sickle cell disease at Children's Regional Hospital at Cooper received a cuddly new companion specially designed to help them through their medical journey.

Cuddly Aflac Social Robot Ducks Aim to Comfort Children With SCD


By Mary Chapman

The supplemental insurance provider Aflac is expanding its “My Special Aflac Duck” social robot program to benefit children with sickle cell disease (SCD).

Aflac Expands Distribution of Award-winning Social Robot to Help Kids With Sickle Cell Disease

My Special Aflac Duck®, given to children with cancer since 2018, adapted for kids with challenging inherited blood disorder
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COLUMBUS, Ga., February 23, 2022 /3BL Media/ -- Sickle cell disease impacts more than 100,000 Americans, primarily affecting African Americans and many who are children. Seeing the effects of this disease and the need to help provide comfort to those who suffer from it, Aflac – a leading provider of supplemental insurance in the U.S.

Actress Jordin Sparks Helps Raise Awareness of Sickle Cell Disease

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Actress, Jordin Sparks speaks about the My Special Aflac Duck and a cause which is close to her heart, sickle-cell disease. The singer and actress stars in the new Hallmark Christmas movie, A Christmas Treasure, is also raising awareness on sickle cell disease

"The special thing about this is that it is kind of robotic. It's a way for the kids to feel a little bit more comfort with sickle-cell disease. It's a way for the kids to feel like they can mitigate but also feel a sense of safety."

An Unbreakable Twin Bond Helped My Son Become Sickle Cell Free

Sickle cell disease is severely underfunded and lacks the visibility that other chronic illnesses have.

When my son, Sawyer, was diagnosed with sickle cell disease (SCD), I was in denial. My husband and I tragically lost twins a year before I became pregnant with Sawyer and his twin, Saxton.

I asked Sawyer’s pediatrician where she would take her baby for care and she directed us to the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

My Special Aflac Duck® Taking Flight in Arizona

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For more than 65 years, Aflac has had the extraordinary opportunity and privilege to help provide peace of mind to individuals who have our supplemental insurance policies. Though many things have changed over the decades, one thing has not: Aflac is committed to being there when people need us most.


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