Insurer collaborates with the nation's leading all-women's event series to promote a healthy lifestyle
NEW YORK, Jan 24, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Aflac (NYSE: AFL) has signed a multi
year title sponsorship of Iron Girl. With 10 events nationwide, ranging from
5K/10K, duathlon and triathlons, Aflac Iron Girl empowers women of all ages to
lead a healthy and active lifestyle.
To illustrate the collective commitment to this partnership, the iconic
Aflac Duck and Iron Girl's Grace have been combined to create a new logo for
the Aflac Iron Girl event series.
"Aflac Iron Girl events promote health and wellness and provide women with
opportunities for competition and camaraderie," said Paul S. Amos II,
President, Aflac; COO, U.S. Operations. "We are pleased to partner with Iron
Girl to provide a venue to allow women to achieve their personal best."
The 10 Aflac Iron Girl events for 2008 are:
-- April 5 - Aflac Iron Girl Clearwater, Fla. (10K/5K Run/Walk Event)
-- April 12 - Aflac Iron Girl Lake Las Vegas, Nev. (Triathlon)
-- May 4 - Aflac Iron Girl Denver, Colo. (5K Run/Walk Event)
-- June 22 - Aflac Iron Girl Solana Beach, Calif. (10K/5K Run/Walk Event)
-- June 29 - Aflac Iron Girl Atlanta, Ga. (Triathlon)
-- July 20 - Aflac Iron Girl Irving, Texas (Triathlon)
-- Aug. 24 - Aflac Iron Girl Columbia, Md. (Triathlon)
-- Sept. 7 - Aflac Iron Girl Seattle, Wash. (10K/5K Run/Walk Event)
-- Sept. 21 - Aflac Iron Girl Bloomington, Minn. (Duathlon)
-- Dec. 6 - Aflac Iron Girl Tempe, Ariz. (10-Mile/5K Run/Walk Event)
"Iron Girl is excited to partner with a company that promotes a similar
mission; one that supports women's health and wellness. The partnership with
Aflac will provide a new platform and greater opportunities for both brands to
empower women toward a healthy and active lifestyle," said Vice President of
Iron Girl, Judy Molnar.
The Aflac Iron Girl experience provides women with a competitive platform
and unique event amenities such as: a post-race catered Breakfast Cafe,
performance shirts sized just for women, IPICO timing, personalized race bibs,
custom finisher's medals, post-race giveaways and much more.
For more than 50 years, Aflac products have given policyholders the
opportunity to direct cash where it is needed most when a life-interrupting
medical event causes financial challenges. Aflac is the number one provider of
guaranteed-renewable insurance in the United States and the number one
insurance company in terms of individual insurance policies in force in Japan.
Our insurance products provide protection to more than 40 million people
worldwide. Aflac has been included in Fortune magazine's listing of America's
Most Admired Companies for seven consecutive years and in Fortune magazine's
list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for 10 consecutive
years. Aflac has also been recognized three times by both Fortune magazine's
listing of the Top 50 Employers for Minorities and Working Mother magazine's
listing of the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers. Aflac Incorporated is a
Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol
AFL. To find out more about Aflac, visit aflac.com.
About Iron Girl
Iron Girl has grown from two 10K/5K events to ten events nationwide,
consisting of run/walk, duathlon and triathlon events. To date, Iron Girl has
celebrated with finishers ranging in age from 5 to 78 years of age and from
beginner to professional status. The average age of the Iron Girl athlete is
37. Iron Girl's mission is to empower women toward a healthy lifestyle. The
brand is supported by partners such as Gatorade, Luna Bar, Celsius, Polar and
Aqua Sphere. Fundraising efforts will benefit the Ulman Cancer Fund to help
support young adults living with and recovering from cancer. By logging on to
www.IronGirl.com, athletes can enjoy an interactive Web site filled with
training tips, guest columnists and nutrition information. Iron Girl has also
enhanced its offerings with the addition of the IronGirlShop.com with new
items such as hydration and nutrition products, jewelry and sports bags.
Additionally, Iron Girl will be launching a new technical apparel line in
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For media-related inquiries about Aflac, please contact Laura Kane at
email@example.com or at 706-596-3493. For inquiries regarding Iron Girl, please
contact Blair LaHaye at Blair@irongirl.com or Jessica Weidensall at
Jessica@irongirl.com. Both may be reached at 727-942-4767.