Monday, November 19, 2012

Aflac Holiday Duck Program Helps Fight Childhood Cancer #AflacKids

Aflac Holiday Duck Program helps fight childhood cancer! We can all help out by purchasing a Duck or sending out tweets this holiday season.
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Aflac has teamed up with Macy's and created an Aflac Holiday Duck. This duck will not only provide you with a gift for someone on your wish list but a way to make a donations to the nearest pediatric cancer treatment and research facility nearest to where the duck was purchased. Isn't that amazing?

Since 2001, the sales of the Aflac Holiday Duck has raised more that three million dollars. This is the first year that I have heard of this. I am amazed to find out that it has been going on that long. I was so impressed to find out that not only do all net profits go for pediatric cancer treatments and research but they also hold a contest amongst their patients to design the Duck! How cool is that? This year, Aflac held a contest among their patients at the Aflac Cancer Center in Atlanta to determine who would design the 2012 Duck. Monica Sandoval, 16 year old from Winder, GA was the winner. She has been been battling leukemia for 4 years. 

Do you have gift purchase between $10-$15 that you need to make this holiday season? The Aflac Holiday Duck retails for $10 for the 6 inch duck and $15 for the 10 inch duck. They can be found at over 600 participating Macy's stores across the country. Have you seen the Aflac Duck at your local store? Click the link for more information.

My Aflack Holiday Duck was sitting on my dinning room table. A few times I would squeeze it so I could here it squawk the typical, "Aflack" sound that the Duck makes in his commercials. Before I knew it, my cat Aslan had jumped up and taken the Duck off of the table and made it his Duck. We are thinking that he thought the Duck was calling his name, "Aslan" vs. "Aflack"? I don't know but here are a few pictures of his new toy.

Besides purchasing one of the Ducks, if you tweet out my post using the #AflacKids hashtags (it is in the title) and the tweet button is in the button bar at the end of this post-for every tweet using that hashtag, Aflac will donate $2 directly to pediatric cancer research! Does it get any better that that? Well yes, it does! 

You can also participate in the Twitter party to help raise awareness about pediatric cancer and the Aflac Holiday Duck. There will be fun prize giveaways (always a given at a Twitter Party) and true to their promise, Aflac will donate $2 directly to pediatric cancer research for ever tweet with the #AflacKids hashtags! I am so loving this. 

Here is the Twitter Party scoop:


Date: Thursday, November 29

Time: 9pm ET

Custom Tweet Gridhttp://bit.ly/MuCM0d 

Hashtag:  #AflacKids

RSVP
http://www.shespeaks.com/RSVP-for-the-AflacKids-Twitter-Party-Thursday-11-29-at-9pm-ET
Questions? See Twitter Party 101

Aflac’s Corporate Philanthropy
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. Click here to view the Aflac Pediatric Cancer Infographic. For more information about Aflac’s support to fight pediatric cancer click here.

This is a sponsored post for Aflac/SheSpeaks

Join the fun and link up anything Holiday related in the Holiday Hop of Goodies below! 

2 comments:

Naila Moon said...

Thanks Susie. This is dear to me as my nephew was diagnosed with leukemia a year ago.

Thanks to a wonderful donor he is currently in remission.
~Naila Moon

PS>I retweeted and posted your blog on FB.

Susie Buetow said...

Naila that is wonderful that he is in remission! Thanks for sharing that with me. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

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