COLUMBUS, Ga., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac Chairman and CEO Dan Amos and
Aflac Foundation President Kathelen Amos today accepted the American Cancer
Society's "Visionary" award for 2007-2008. Mr. and Mrs. Amos received the
award on behalf of Aflac during a morning ceremony at Aflac's worldwide
headquarters in Columbus, Ga.
The award was presented by American Cancer Society Senior Vice President
for the State of Georgia Georgette Porter in recognition of the company's
three major fundraising events in Muscogee County held between September 2007
and August 2008, including a golf tournament, the Relay For Life and the
Crystal Ball. All told the company raised almost $536,000 to help support
cancer research in the Columbus region.
"We are pleased to accept this award on behalf of the Aflac family.
Aflac's involvement with and our support of the mission of the local chapter
of ACS goes back to our roots and demonstrates a common commitment to provide
help and support for cancer patients and their families," Kathelen Amos said.
"The efforts of our employees as volunteers and fundraisers, in addition to
our corporate financial support, reflect our belief in the importance of ACS
and its role in the fight against cancer."
Georgette Porter said, "The ultimate goal of total cancer control will
only be reached through sustained research. Aflac appreciates the impact of
the American Cancer Society and continues to annually support our mission,
which is why we are recognizing the company today."
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 ten 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 www.aflac.com .
About the American Cancer Society:
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary
health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem
by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer
through research, education, advocacy and service.
Upcoming American Cancer Society Scheduled Events:
-- Relay For Life: May 15 & 16, 2009 - Kinnett Stadium
-- Golf Tournament: Oct. 10, 2008 - Bull Creek Golf Course
-- Crystal Ball: March 28, 2009 - River Mill Event Centre
-- Relay For Life: May 1 & 2, 2009
-- Sweet Home Dinner: Sept. 19, 2008
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