Sunday, May 4, 2014

Aflac #Duckprints Fundraiser for Childhood Cancer Awareness & $50 Restaurant.com Gift Card #Giveaway | Ends 5/11/14

Aflac DuckPrints Giveaway
This giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Aflac. 
I was compensated to participate in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.


Many people are familiar with Aflac and their supplemental medical coverage and their cute and oh-so-funny commercials featuring the Aflac duck. {My favorite being the Call the Doctor, Boy commercial!} But, what many people are not aware of, including myself until just recently, is that Aflac offers more to the community than just supplemental coverage. They are also the heart of the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Aflac has teamed up with SoSimplyStephanie.com to offer you a chance to win a $50 Restaurant.com Gift Card just in time for Mother's Day and to help spread childhood cancer awareness! 



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The Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is one of the largest  childhood cancer centers in the country and are committed to providing a brighter future to childhood cancer patients. They provide advanced medical treatment, family-centered care, a child-friendly environment and innovative research for their patients. So far, they have donated over $87 million to the Aflac Cancer Center since their conception over 20 years ago, and hope to achieve their goal of $100 million by the end of 2015.

Want to help Aflac reach their $100 million goal? Well you can! And best of all, it won't cost you a dime!

Aflac will donate $2 for every tweet, retweet, and Facebook share that has the hashtag #Duckprints in it.

From now until Mother's Day, Aflac will donate $2 for every tweet, retweet, and Facebook post/share that has the hashtag #Duckprints in it. All you have to do is share this post via Facebook or Twitter or, create on of your own. Be sure the hashtag #Duckprints is included in the post so that it counts towards the $2 donation! You can also enter the giveaway below and use the 'Tweet About the Giveaway' option which, already has the hashtag in the post.

You can connect with Aflac on their Facebook Page and Twitter. Be sure to LIKE the Aflac Cancer Center Page, too!

#Duckprints Award

The Duckprints award was created by Aflac to honor the many unsung heroes who have made a difference in the fight against childhood cancer. Recipients of the award are featured at ceremonies at childhood cancer centers, user-generated nominations on the Aflac DuckPrints website and through social media. 

About Childhood Cancer

Have you ever read the statistics for childhood cancer? If not, it's very saddening, and even more so considering that the percentage of children being diagnosed continues to rise daily. To put it into perspective, here are a few childhood cancer stats:
  • In 2007, approximately 10,400 children age 15 or younger were diagnosed with cancer just in the US. 
  • Cancer is the leading cause of death by illness in the U.S. for people 15 or younger.
The good news is that according to the National Cancer Institute, the five-year survival rate for childhood cancers combined has increased from 58.1% in 1977 to 79.6% in 2003. That still means that 20.4% of our children in the U.S. that have been diagnosed with cancer, don't survive the first 5 years. 

Luckily, with resources like the Aflac Cancer Center and their mission to eradicate childhood cancer, the number of survivors will continue to rise! We can all do our part to help raise awareness and help Aflac meet their goal of $100 million to insure the continued support, research and resources are available, especially considering that one day, God forbid, it may be your child. 


Meet Trisha Henry Gaffney, a Childhood Cancer Survivor

Trisha Henry Gaffney
Cancer Survivor Trisha Henry Gaffney
Trisha Henry Gaffney understands the need for childhood cancer resources all to well. at age 19, Trisha was diagnosed with embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma, an aggressive tumor that is usually found in the neck, head, hands and feet in children. Unlike the usual patients with this form of cancer, Trisha was the first patient to ever be diagnosed with it in her ureter, the tube connecting the kidneys and bladder. 

Trisha spent over a year at the Aflac Cancer Center undergoing treatment including surgery to remove her kidney, ureter and a portion of her bladder, chemotherapy and radiation. Finally, in April of the following year, she was doing better and on her way back to a normal life and finishing school. 

Several years later, at the age of 32, Trisha had an appointment with the Cancer Survivor Program at the Aflac Cancer Center that would lead to more bad news. She didn't have cancer but, would still be suffering from what is known as late effects of cancer. After undergoing chemotherapy and 23 radiation treatments, Trisha wouldn't be able to conceive children.

Trisha had survived cancer and would soon get passed her inability to conceive, as well. Her and her
husband, Andrew, were still able to be parents thanks to family friend who offered to be a surrogate. Sweet Isabella was born in April of 2013 and recently celebrated he first birthday and Trisha will soon be celebrating her first Mother's Day! 

Now, to celebrate Mother's Day in honor of Trisha and all the mothers around the world, along with all the children who are fighting or have fought childhood cancer, it's time for a giveaway! 

Giveaway

To help increase awareness about the
Aflac Cancer Center & #Duckprints
Aflac is giving away a 
$50 Restraurant.com Gift Card 
to One Lucky Reader of So Simply Stephanie!

Giveaway Ends May 11th, 2014 at 11:59pm CST
Open to U.S. Residents Only

You can enter to win by completing the entries on the Rafflecopter below. Be sure to Tweet About the Giveaway with the hashtag #Duckprints so that Aflac will donate another $2 to the cancer center. Two dollars doesn't sound like much, but when you multiply that by thousand, ten thousand or even one hundred thousand, it adds up quick! You can also tweet the #Duckprints hashtag anytime between now an Mother's Day to continue to help support the Aflac Cancer Center! 


Terms & Conditions... and the Other Legal Stuff: This giveaway is open to U.S. residents of legal age. VOID where prohibited. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond. If winner fails to respond within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen. Winner may be announced on SoSimplyStephanie.com and associated social media platforms. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other social media outlets are not associated with, do not endorse, are not responsible for, and are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. So Simply Stephanie is not responsible for prize shipment/disbursement.

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Disclosure:This giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Aflac. I was compensated to participate in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine. I am disclosing this in accordance to FTC Guidelines. If you would like to feature your product, brand or campaign on SoSimplyStephanie.com please contact Stephanie at sosimplystephanie@gmail.com .

2 comments:

  1. I think it is a great goal Aflac has, any strides towards an end of childhood cancers is good.

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  2. I like Aflac 's goal to end of childhood cancers. thank you bl

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