Aflac is on a mission to eradicate childhood cancer.
On September 6, the company honored two Atlanta heroes with Duckprints Awards at the Aflac Cancer Center for their significant contributions in the battle against these diseases.
The Aflac Duck travels across the country visiting children’s cancer hospitals and communities impacted by childhood cancer. At each stop, he awards his friends leaving a Footprint in the fight.
The members inducted to the Duckprints Wall of Fame were WSB's Atlanta Morning News host Scott Slade and Dr. Dorothy Jordan, an advanced practice nurse and founder of Camp Sunshine, a nonprofit organization offering year-round recreational, educational and supportive programming for children with cancer and their families in Georgia.
While cancer remains the most prevalent cause of death by disease for children, all pediatric cancers combined receive less than 4 percent of federal funding for cancer research, according to the Children's Cancer Fund. That's why Aflac has contributed more than $108 million in the battle against pediatric cancer for research and treatment.
Watch the video to learn more about the Aflac Cancer Center and meet Ellanor Young, a brave young girl diagnosed with leukemia at only 4 years old, and her mother, Kelly.
For more information and to get involved, visit duckprints.aflac.com. Let’s beat childhood cancer together.