COLUMBUS, Ga., Nov. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, a committed corporate ally of families facing childhood cancer and the leader in supplemental insurance sales at U.S. worksites, today introduced its 2019 Aflac Holiday Duck. The annual plush toy is sure to bring a smile to faces, especially as 100% of net proceeds from sales go to The Aflac Foundation, Inc. to benefit pediatric cancer programs at participating hospitals nationwide. Aflac's Holiday Duck program has contributed more than $2.5 million to the childhood cancer cause since 2001.
Throughout the years, the beloved keepsake has dressed for impending frosty weather as a caroler, a snow skier, in plaid pajamas and donning other festive apparel. The 2019 Aflac Holiday Duck, sure to be a collector's item, takes on the persona of a jolly snowman, complete with two black buttons on his belly, a red and green striped scarf, and a smart top hat featuring the Aflac logo.
"This holiday tradition represents the long-standing philanthropic commitment of the Aflac family to support children with cancer — especially during the holiday season," said Kathelen Amos, president of The Aflac Foundation, Inc. "We are always delighted by the popularity of our beloved icon, the joy it brings and the help we are able to give facilities treating children with cancer as a result of its sales. Like Aflac, the Holiday Duck is on a mission to help people when they need it most."
Since 1995, Aflac has contributed more than $136 million to the pediatric cancer cause, including more than $6 million donated each year by independent agents licensed to sell Aflac products. The funds are committed directly from their monthly commission checks.
Deck the halls with the 2019 Aflac Holiday Duck, available in a 6-inch version priced at $10 and a 10-inch version for $15. You can purchase the limited-edition plush ducks online at AflacChildhoodCancer.org.
About Aflac Incorporated
Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) is a Fortune 500 company helping provide protection to more than 50 million people through its subsidiaries in Japan and the U.S., where it is a leading supplemental insurer, by paying cash fast when policyholders get sick or injured. For more than six decades, insurance policies of Aflac Incorporated's subsidiaries have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. Aflac Life Insurance Japan is the leading provider of medical and cancer insurance in Japan, where it insures 1 in 4 households. Through its trailblazing One Day PaySM initiative in the United States, for eligible claims, Aflac can process, approve and electronically send funds to claimants for quick access to cash in just one business day. For 13 consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. In 2018, Fortune magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in America for the 20th consecutive year, and in 2019, Fortune included Aflac on its list of World's Most Admired Companies for the 18th time. To find out more about One Day PaySM and learn how to get help with expenses health insurance doesn't cover, get to know us at aflac.com.
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