Helping children with cancer is
at the heart of the Aflac mission
Warming little hearts
this giving season
We're excited to share a special announcement featuring Marie Osmond and the 2020 Aflac Holiday Duck. Purchase this cozy collectible and we’ll give 100% of net proceeds to The Aflac
Childhood Cancer Foundation.
Caring for a child with an illness or medical condition can feel isolating, but you’re not alone. A mother of a young boy facing a rare form of cancer and her son’s child life specialist joined the "Child Life On Call" podcast for a heartfelt conversation about their journey and the benefits of community support along the way.
When Lurie Children's Hospital playroom closed due to the coronavirus, it took away a refuge for sick children. Staff members improvised by bringing toy packages to patients — including 6-year-old Chase Peterson, the recipient of a My Special Aflac Duck dubbed
Not all heroes wear capes. Jessica is a certified child life specialist
who established a child life program and played a pivotal role in the creation of Aflac’s Child Life Specialist Care Kit. She's also a recipient of a 2020 Aflac Childhood Cancer Foundation $2,500 grant, which funded the purchase of virtual reality headsets and games for patients to use when they travel to adult hospitals for procedures.
Five-year-old Ryder Oliver was airlifted to the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center for brain surgery after being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. A year later — living in remission — Ryder helped collect 22 units of blood when he hosted a blood drive benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.