I have been an administrator for a non profit organization called The Believe Box which sends gifts to children with cancer, for the past few months. This has given me the opportunity to see how widespread pediatric cancer is. I have heard of many children recently diagnosed in my area, and hundreds more through facebook pages. It saddens me to see them in so much pain and I can only hope that this never happens to my own children. I am very happy to be a part of an organization that helps put a smile on their faces.
Aflac has contributed to the fight against pediatric cancer for over 17 years. Aflac’s corporate Philanthropy states that “giving back to the community is an everyday part of what we do at Aflac. We’ve passionately supported the fight against childhood cancer for 17 years. Over our philanthropic history, the extended Aflac family has given more than $75 million to childhood cancer through our relationship with the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.”
You can help by joining the race and donating in honor of the 12,000 children who will be diagnosed with cancer this year. Yes, you too can Swim with Friends! For every $12 you donate you get a duck. Even better… Aflac matches the donation! Each duck will be entered in a virtual duck race, and the winner of the race will win a family-friendly trip for four!
Be sure to watch the race on Facebook on October 9th 12pm.
Also, every time you tweet with #AflacKids, Aflac is sending $2 directly to pediatric cancer research. Join the Twitter party on Thursday, September 6th at 9pm ET.
This is a sponsored post for Aflac/SheSpeaks. I am donating my fee to Believe Box.