COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - More than 10,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year - and Columbus-based Aflac is helping to lead the fight for a cure.
The insurance giant has donated more than 110 million to sponsor the Aflac Cancer and Blood Center in Atlanta, and next week will bring together leading scientists, health-care innovators, patients and policy makers from around the nation for a special summit on finding cures for childhood cancer.
The summit will take place in Washington next Tuesday.
You can also help in the fight against childhood cancer by purchasing an Aflac holiday duck - 100 percent of the proceeds will go to local children's hospitals.
"The Aflac family of employees and our independent sales force is "all in" for the fight against pediatric cancer and blood disorders," Aflac Foundation President Kathelen Amos said. "To date, we have raised over $110 million toward this cause. We are pleased to again partner with Macy's for our beloved Aflac duck to bring holiday cheer while raising awareness and furthering this important cause."
The caroling Aflac Holiday Duck comes in two sizes: a 6-inch version priced at $10 and a 10-inch version listed at $15.
Since 2001, more than $3 million has been raised from the sale of these fuzzy keepsakes of Aflac's cherished feathery mascot.
The ducks are available at Macy's. You can also purchase them online by clicking here.