Jeff Foxworthy and Vicki and Ansley Riedel became the latest members of Aflac's Duckprints Wall of Fame thanks to their efforts in ending childhood cancer. The Duckprint Awards hope to highlight those who have contributed in the fight against pediatric cancer as well as to inspire continued support and participation going forward.
Vicki Riedel became a fundraiser for pediatric cancer research at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta after her daughter, Ansley, was diagnosed in 1988. Her efforts brought her to Aflac's headquarters in Columbus, Georgia, hoping to secure a $25,000 commitment. She left with a check for $3 million instead, and Aflac has been a leader in pediatric cancer research funding ever since.
Foxworthy has lent his talents to CURE Childhood Cancer, a nonprofit organization dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through funding targeted research and through support of patients and their families, and with Camp Sunshine, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enrich the lives of Georgia's children with cancer and their families through year-round recreational, educational and support programs.
Foxworthy was honored by Aflac, but he also made sure to return that honor to the company as its employees and agents have played a major role in helping raise more than $100 million over the last 20 years in the fight against childhood cancer. Foxworthy says his time spent around those with pediatric cancer has changed his life.
"Your life becomes enriched when you join in this struggle with them," Foxworthy says. "You think you're going there to bless them and when you leave and you're like, 'Oh my gosh they blessed me.'"
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