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My Special Aflac Duck® to Share Spotlight With Famous Directors, Producers and Creatives

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COLUMBUS, Ga., June 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ - More than just humans will grace the speaker dais of the annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity in France this year. Aflac today announced that My Special Aflac Duck®, an innovative robotic version of the well-known U.S. insurance company's famous mascot duck that helps children cope with cancer, has a spot in the health care track. My Special Aflac Duck was developed with the input of children, their families, medical professionals and child life specialists.

My Special Aflac Duck® Wins at 2019 Halo Awards

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Aflac and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals were recognized at the 17th annual Engage for Good conference with a Silver Halo Award for their partnership around My Special Aflac Duck®. The award highlighted Aflac for its leadership in corporate social responsibility and innovative approach to making an impact on pediatric cancer patients. Together, Aflac and CMN Hospitals have worked together to distribute over 4,200 My Special Aflac Ducks to pediatric cancer patients at more than 200 facilities across the country.

Catherine Hernandez-Blades and My Special Aflac Duck® Make their Yahoo! Finance Debut

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Aflac Chief ESG and Communications Officer Catherine Hernandez-Blades joined the Yahoo Finance team to discuss the My Special Aflac Duck® and how this companion comforts children battling cancer across the country. 

Watch the full video on the Yahoo! Finance Blog here.

The PR Week 5.24.2019 Catherine Hernandez-Blades, Aflac

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Catherine Hernandez-Blades, who serves as the chief ESG (environmental, social and governance) and communications officer at Aflac, chats about My Special Aflac Duck®, which was the focus of the campaign that won Best in Corporate Branding at the 2019 PRWeek U.S. Awards.

Read more here.

Aflac Awarded Gold at REGGIE Awards in Brand Purpose category

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On May 15 in Orlando, Florida, Aflac took home a Gold REGGIE Award from the Association of National Advertisers in the ANA Center for Brand Purpose category. The award entry focused on their childhood cancer campaign initiatives in 2018, largely supported by My Special Aflac Duck®. Nearly 70 awards were presented to top agencies and brands for the best brand activation marketing campaigns of 2018 across more than 20 categories.

Aflac Remains Committed To Columbia As A Business Hub And A Community

By David Dykes
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Building on more than 20 years of ongoing support for The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Aflac helps underwrite treatment for children, funds essential research, contributes to more than 50 children's hospitals nationwide, and supports child-life programs to improve quality of life and help children cope with their illness.

Among its South Carolina efforts, the company sponsors a wing at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital-Midlands.

More Than a Quack: The Story Behind Aflac’s Big Heart

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Aflac’s Catherine Hernandez-Blades shares how the “four Es” guide Aflac in evolving its CSR commitments – including creating a very special duck for children with cancer

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Aflac’s Catherine Hernandez-Blades shares how the “four Es” guide Aflac in evolving its CSR commitments – including creating a very special duck for children with cancer

My Special Aflac Duck® Joins University of Georgia in Raising $1.1 Million for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

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Congratulations to our friends at the University of Georgia​ who participated in the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals​ Dance Marathon​. Not only did they celebrate with Miracle families, dance and participate in team building activities, but they also raised more than $1.1 million for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta​!

Great work and thank you for letting My Special Aflac Duck​® join in on the fun! 

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Aflac Agent Nick Wagner on Living with a Sense of Purpose

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Giving back to the community is important to Nick Wagner, who's been an Aflac independent sales agent for 18 years. Working at Aflac gives Nick the flexibility he needs to ensure that he's giving back how and when he wants. "Aflac gives me the opportunity to help people and make a lifestyle out of doing that." says Nick, "It's one thing to give money to a cause, and it's another thing to become a part of the cause. When there's a need in the community, I can take time away from what I'm doing with Aflac to go volunteer my time."

Child Patient Alexandra Raises $150 for Aflac Cancer Center

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Alexandra is not only a brave patient—she's also a stellar saleswoman. The 10-year-old sold gum at $0.25 per piece and raised a whopping $150 for the Aflac Cancer Center! She handed over her check as staff came to cheer and support her, just as they have throughout her brain tumor battle. Thank you, Alexandra!

To learn more about the Aflac Cancer Center, please go to www.choa.org/medical-services/cancer-and-blood-disorders.

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