Mission Statement

Aflac is committed to supporting children with cancer, their families and the medical professionals who treat them through philanthropy and innovative programs like My Special Aflac Duck®.

Principal founder John Amos and his brothers Paul and Bill Amos

History

Aflac was founded in 1955 with a first of its kind cancer care policy. Forty years later, CEO Dan Amos pledged $3 million to support what became the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. This gift laid the foundation for Aflac’s corporate giving focus and kicked off a 35 year (and counting) legacy of supporting pediatric cancer.

More than a quack

Since 1995, Aflac has supported pediatric cancer research and treatment with $152+ million to date to its research and treatment. In 2018, Aflac’s outreach expanded to support children’s social and emotional needs through My Special Aflac Duck.

More than $150 million donated
World map of My Special Aflac Duck distribution

Impact

Since launching in 2018, Aflac has donated more than 11,350 My Special Aflac Ducks. Preliminary research shows that these ducks reduce distress for children and their parents!

Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center

A treasured extended Aflac family member since 1995, the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is home to one of the country’s leading children’s cancer programs.


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Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Since 2016, Aflac has partnered with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals through programs like Radiothon and My Special Aflac Duck. Learn how you can help children with cancer across the country through CMN.


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Sproutel

Sproutel uses a unique patient-centered process to research, design and launch products to create a positive health impact. Aflac partnered with Sproutel to create My Special Aflac Duck.


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Shop to support the cause

Shop Aflac merchandise and 100% of the net proceeds will go to The Aflac Childhood Cancer Foundation, Inc. to help children with cancer.

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