Disclaimer: This giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Aflac. I was compensated to participate in this campaign, however all opinions are 100% mine.
Aflac Duckprints is on a mission and I don’t know about you but as for me, I’m on board all they way. They are dedicated to eradicate childhood cancer. As a person who has dealt with the loss of many family members all due to cancer, the feeling of hopelessness takes you over completely! The quality of life is impacted not only by the person affected with the disease but the loved ones that surround that individual. There is no set standard as to how old, how young or how much money you have. Lets just say cancer has no boundaries and being a retired nurse I have seen this disease far to many times. So when this opportunity crossed my desk to help share about what Aflac is doing I jumped right on board in assisting Aflac on this mission. As parents we all love our children and never ever could imagine our child being diagnosed with such a horrible disease like cancer. While as parents we know we will have many challenges in life with our children but nothing could ever be as difficult as to hearing those words “‘your child has cancer”! Thanks to every donation made for their research and treatment for this disease, 75 % of childhood cancer can now be cured, that’s a Blessing indeed!
The goal of Duckprints is to generate a groundswell of excitement that will result in an increase in both donations and awareness, with the ultimate mission of eradicating childhood cance Now through Mother’s Day, Sunday May 11th, Aflac will donate $2 to the Aflac Cancer Center for ever tweet/retweet. or post/shared via Twitter or Facebook with the hashtag #Duckprints……so lets get to tweeting everyone. Tweet, tweet, Tweet to help save a child’s life!
I don’t know if you are aware of this but Aflac is the number one provider of supplemental insurance in the United States. Aflac is different from health insurance; it’s insurance for daily living. Aflac pays cash benefits quickly and directly to you to help with daily expenses when you’re sick or hurt. The benefits are per-determined and paid regardless of any other insurance you have.
I want to share with you a inspiring story of Trish Henery Gaffney who was a former patient of the Aflac Cancer Center! On Valentine’s Day1996, At 19 yrs. old, Trisha Henry Gaffney was diagnosed with embryonal rhabdomyoscarcoma. It is an aggressive tumor usually found in the head, neck, hands, or feet of young children. Trisha’s was the first reported case to occur in the right ureter, the tube connecting the kidney and the bladder. Trisha had surgery to remove her right kidney, ureter, and a portion of her bladder. She then spent a year at the Aflac Cancer Center undergoing chemotherapy and radiation. After all of this, Trisha just wanted to get back to a “normal” way of life and just put all of the cancer stuff behind her. In 1998, a friend encouraged Trisha to visit the Cancer Survivor Program at the Aflac Cancer Center. It provides specialized long-term follow-up care and helps identify and treat problems associated with the effects of cancer treatment. After Trisha finally made and attended an appointment with the Cancer Survivor Program she was informed of some of the late effects that could occur from her cancer treatments. This led Trisha to visit a fertility specialist where she learned that only one of her ovaries was function and the radiation had damaged her uterus therefore she was approaching an early menopause and she would never be able to carry a child. Because of that information, Trisha froze her eggs that year and after her sister’s best friend offered to be a surrogate, Trisha and her husband became parents to Isabella in April 2013. This Mother’s Day will mark Trisha’s second, thanks to the Aflac Cancer Center and its programs.
More details about Aflac Duckprints: Aflac has been engaged in the fight against childhood cancer for nearly 20 years. During that time, the company has been fortunate to meet many unsung heroes who have made a real difference in the fight against childhood cancer. To honor these individuals, Aflac has created the Duckprints award. Duckprints champions these heroes through ceremonies at childhood cancer hospitals, user-generated nominations on www.duckprints.aflac.com and in social media. The goal of Duckprints is to generate a groundswell of excitement that will result in an increase in both donations and awareness, with the ultimate mission of eradicating childhood cancer.
About the Aflac Cancer Center: The Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is one of the largest childhood cancer centers in the country. The Aflac Cancer Center is committed to providing childhood cancer patients a brighter future through advanced medical treatment, family-centered care, a child-friendly environment and innovative research. Aflac is proud to have donated more than $87 million to the Aflac Cancer Center, with the goal of reaching $100 million by the end of 2015.
About Childhood Cancer: According to the National Cancer Institute, the five-year survival rates for all childhood cancers combined increased from 58.1 percent in 1977 to 79.6 percent in 2003. In 2007, approximately 10,400 children age 15 or younger were diagnosed with cancer in the United States. Cancer remains the leading cause of death by illness in the U.S. for people age 15 or younger. Aflac Duckprints is committed in its mission to eradicate childhood cancer. Thanks to donations made to the research and treatment of this disease, 75 percent of childhood cancers can now be cured.
Now you too can help, remember: Now through Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 11), Aflac will donate $2 to the Aflac Cancer Center for a variety of social media Duckprints activities using #Duckprints, including – Twitter: $2 for every Duckprints tweet or retweet using #Duckprints – Facebook: $2 for every Duckprints post or share using #Duckprint
Aflac has been kind enough to offer my readers a $50 Restaurant.com GC just for sharing and supporting this cause. USA only enter below
This giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Aflac. I was compensated to participate in this campaign, however all opinions are 100% mine.