Find Out How You Can Help Save Lives and Get Kids With Cancer Back to Being Kids

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

The Aflac Cancer Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta released a public service video today seeking to encourage people across the country to find out how they can help fight childhood cancer and blood disorders. Research done at any Children’s Oncology Group cancer center in the United States is shared with the other centers for better clinical treatments and outcomes. Your donation can help children affected by cancer across the entire country.

Earlier in the month of September, the Aflac Cancer Center alongside their partner Aflac, honored two heroes in the fight against childhood cancer with their first ever Aflac Duckprints Award. The first awards were presented to former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz and Aflac Cancer Center Director William G. Woods, M.D.

Bailey Moody, a brave 11 year-old girl diagnosed in 2012 with an aggressive form of cancer called osteosarcoma, represented children and families facing cancer. She underwent a remarkable procedure called rotationplasty, where her leg was detached and then reattached backwards enabling her ankle joint to function as her knee joint. A prosthetic is attached to her foot to facilitate walking and running. Bailey is currently practicing with her middle school volleyball team and enjoys playing tennis and rock climbing.

To help raise funds and awareness around America’s unsung heroes, Aflac is asking people to become socially active in the cause. For each duckprints-related action taken on various social media from September (which is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month) through December, Aflac will donate $2, up to a cap of $2 million. The funds will go toward research to fight childhood cancer. Related social actions include:

  •   *Twitter - $2 for any tweet using the hashtag #duckprints or for retweets of duckprints related tweets
  •   *Facebook - $2 for any share of specific posts related to duckprints or using #duckprints
  •   *YouTube Views - $2 per every view of the duckprints videos on YouTube
  •   *ShareThis - $2 for every duckprints related video shared

 

For more information about the DuckPrints program, visit www.aflaccancercenter.org and view the public service video. Download b-roll of Bailey and her family here.