Patients Receive Robotic Duck Designed to Help Them Cope with Cancer
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the leader in supplemental insurance sales at U.S. worksites, today delivered My Special Aflac Ducks to patients at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. My Special Aflac Duck, designed by Sproutel, is a social robot that uses medical play, lifelike movement, and emotions to engage and help comfort kids during their cancer care.
With the emergence of the CEO pledge, affixed with the signatures of nearly 200 top CEOs, including the likes of Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO, Dell Technologies, Aflac’s 30-year CEO Dan Amos, Fink himself, General Motors’ Mary Barra, IBM’s Chairman, President and CEO Ginni Rometty and JP Morgan’s Jamie Dimon, it would be hard to deny that conducting business with a purposeful mindset is now mainstream. After a worldwide financial crisis often viewed as caused by greed and sloppy governance, the people have spoken and businesses are authentically listening.
#GoGold with Aflac this #ChildhoodCancerAwarenessMonth for kids facing this terrible disease. From giving My Special Aflac Duck® to more than 5,000 children so far to donating over $136 million toward the cause, Aflac is dedicated to these young heroes.
For a quarter century, the American insurance provider Aflac has been working behind the scenes with members of the medical community to improve health care options for young cancer patients. The centerpiece of its latest initiative, "My Special Aflac Duck," is a comfort toy that kids instantly warm to.
COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) -- The Salvation Army of the Midlands is getting into the fight to help stop human trafficking in South Carolina. They recently received a grant for just over $8,600 from the company AFLAC.
A trend that may help companies reconcile the need to balance the shareholder and the broader stakeholder is the growth of investment in funds focused on the environment, sustainability and corporate governance (ESG). There is also increasing evidence that in general, more investors are factoring ESG practices into their choice of equities. Thus, companies are well-advised to engage in CSR efforts but simultaneously heed consumer skepticism.
WSB radio listeners pledged $1.7 million for this year’s 19th annual AFLAC Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Careathon at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. It slightly exceeded last year’s pledge total of $1.697 million and fell just short of the record $1.75 million from 2017.
Aflac is granting $125,000 to 17 local nonprofits working on projects that support health & well-being, education, and community development programs. The selected organizations and their projects are: