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Aflac Honors Leaders in Fight Against Childhood Cancer

(Hawaii News Now) -  Aflac, the number one provider of supplemental insurance in the United States, announced today that the company is honoring two heroes in the fight against childhood cancer with their first ever Aflac Duckprints Award.   The first awards will be presented to former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz and Aflac Cancer Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Director Dr. William G. Woods.  

Smoltz was an eight-time all star, a Cy Young award winner and one of only 16 pitchers to strike out more than 3-thousand batters in a career. But, what you may not know about him is, that for more than a decade, he has been volunteering in the fight against pediatric cancer.  

John is joined by 10-year-old austin freeman, a cancer survivor with sarcoma. They're here as part of National Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, which is in September.

To help raise funds and awareness around America's unsung heroes, Aflac is asking people to become socially active in the cause.  The company will donate $2 to the Aflac Cancer Center for any duckprints-related social actions taken on various social mediums up to $2 million from September, which is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, through December. Related social actions include: 

  • Twitter - - $2 for any tweet using the hashtag #duckprints or for retweets of duckprints related tweets
  • Facebook - $2 for any share of specific posts related to duckprints or using #duckprints
  • YouTube Views - $2 per every view of the duckprints videos on YouTube

 For more information, click here.

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