Since 1995, Aflac has raised and donated more than $100 million to the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Much of Aflac’s support comes from its independent sales agents, who contribute donations from their monthly commission checks, as well as Aflac employees who contribute each month through payroll deduction.
The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center is a national leader among childhood cancer, hematology, and blood and marrow transplant programs, serving infants through young adults. The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center is recognized as one of the largest and most renowned childhood cancer centers in the U.S., annually caring for more than 2,300 children with cancer and more than 4,200 children with sickle cell disease, hemophilia and other blood disorders.
Aflac Duckprints is a national grassroots movement initiated in 2013 to raise awareness and donations by honoring those who have left their footprints in the fight against childhood cancer as well as encouraging the public to get involved on social media.
The Aflac Parents House in Japan provides cheerful and spacious accommodations where pediatric patients and their families can stay together in a home-away-from-home environment while they take on the task of fighting cancer or other serious diseases. Aflac Japan joined with the Children's Cancer Association of Japan to build Aflac Parents Houses, which are comprehensive support centers for children and their parents who are traveling for medical treatment. Through generous donations from Aflac Japan’s employees and sales agents, the three Aflac Parents Houses have helped thousands of children and their families battling chronic diseases like pediatric cancer.
In January 2013, Aflac announced its participation in the TOMODACHI Initiative, a public-private partnership between the U.S.-Japan Council and the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo that invests in the next generation of Japanese and American leaders through educational and cultural exchanges as well as leadership programs. Aflac’s specific involvement is in the area of pediatric cancer research and treatment.