Amanda Gordy knew that Aflac was involved in helping the childhood cancer community, but it was not until her own daughter, Tynsley, was diagnosed with leukemia that she realized just how much. Today, Tynsley is out of treatment and Amanda is devoted to helping other families facing similar battles.
“It’s great to be a part of a community that just cares so much about philanthropy,” Amanda says.
The room was filled with smiles and laughter during the My Special Aflac Duck™ delivery at Palmetto Health Children's Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina. The delivery followed more than 18 months of child-centered research aimed at creating a caring companion for children with cancer.
When it comes to laws and regulations, Aflac employee and CSR Hero Sherricka Day knows her stuff. She is part of the Regulatory Compliance department, which helps ensure the company is compliant with state laws and regulations. Although her job can be tedious, Sherrika finds balance in the friendly, warm environment that Aflac cultivates.
“I think it’s very important for a company to show their appreciation and to invest in their employees. When you do that, then your employees will, in turn, do whatever it is that you need them to do to further your mission.”
For Aflac employee and CSR Hero Tarisha Fields, living a sustainable lifestyle is a priority at home and at work. She practices green initiatives with her family, community and at work as part of Aflac’s Green Committee.
“Aflac is a company of caring. We care about the people, we care about the environment, which also motivates me to care about the environment and the people that we serve.”
Robotic Duck That Helps Children Cope with Cancer Named One of The 50 Best Inventions of 2018
COLUMBUS, Ga., November 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States and a committed leader in seeking a cure for childhood cancer, today announced that its innovative “smart” robot My Special Aflac Duck™ has been named to TIME Magazine’s list of the 50 Best Inventions for 2018.
Annual Aflac and Macy’s partnership focuses on helping children with cancer
COLUMBUS, Ga., November 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States and a committed corporate ally in the cause to help defeat childhood cancer, today introduced its 2018 Aflac Holiday Duck. One hundred percent of net proceeds from sales of the limited-edition plush at select Macy’s nationwide and online benefit The Aflac Foundation, Inc. and will be distributed to participating hospitals across the country providing treatment and care to children with cancer.
Dan Amos faces 11-year-old cancer survivor Chloe Davison in ‘hard-hitting’ interview
COLUMBUS, Ga., November 1, 2018 /3BL Media/ – In what he describes – tongue firmly in cheek – as “one of the toughest interviews I’ve ever done,” Aflac Chairman and CEO Dan Amos, the second longest tenured CEO in the Fortune 200 and four-time recipient of the Harvard Business Review’s recognition as one of the 100 Best-Performing CEOs in the World, recently sat down at the company’s headquarters in Columbus, Georgia, for an interview with 11-year-old cancer survivor Chloe Davison of Grants Pass,