No one — let alone a child — should have to fight cancer.
Aflac is helping to bring about a future with no pediatric cancer. Over the last 20 years it has contributed more than $108 million to pediatric cancer research and treatment.
Now the company has teamed up with CureFest, whose mission is to make childhood cancer research a national priority by uniting the childhood cancer community, the public, physicians, researchers and elected leaders.
“Curefest is a national grassroots movement that uniting 250 organizations so that they can speak with one voice to create awareness and better funding for pediatric cancer research and treatment,“ said Catherine Blades, Aflac senior vice president for corporate communications.
Childhood cancer receives less than 5 percent of the national funding that goes toward cancer research according to Children's Cancer Fund. Yet cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in the United States for children 15 and younger.
Watch the video to see footage of the CureFest rally for Childhood Cancer held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 18, 2016 and meet some inspiring cancer survivors who put a human face on this cause, including Emily Ringham, a young girl who survived medulloblastoma, a type of brain cancer.
Get involved and show your support by joining Aflac in the fight against childhood cancer. For information visit duckprints.aflac.com.