Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Swim with friends.

I think we can all agree: Cancer sucks. 

It's more than devastating for an adult who is told they have cancer, but consider the weight of that news when placed on a child. 

Did you know that approximately 12,000 cases 
of pediatric cancer will be diagnosed this year?

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and Aflac is geared up to fight pediatric cancer with the "Swim With Friends" initiative....and you, my fine readers, can help!

In an effort to maintain the theme of this blog of trying new things. I'd like to challenge you to try this. Try imagining what it would be like to tell your child he/she has cancer. 

Now, try putting yourself in his/her shoes and imagine how confusing it would be to hear this. 

I encourage you to do something today. Something that can make a difference. Something that goes beyond ourselves and helps cure a disease that we are all affected by at some point in our lives. 

This initiative is rather fun. And it's super simple to join. Here is how to get involved:

1. DONATE: When you make a donation of $12, you’ll receive a rubber duck and entry into the Swim with Friends virtual race. Each donor has a chance to win a family-friendly vacation for four to Orlando! Also, your $12 donation is matched by Aflac and all proceeds go directly to pediatric cancer research.

2. RACEA Swim with Friends virtual duck race will be held on Facebook on October 9th at http://www.facebook.com/aflacduck. The owner of the winning rubber duck (which will be chosen at random) will win the family vacation for four! Swim with Friends and donate to get your rubber duck today at www.aflac.com/friends.

3. TWEETIf you're a tweeter or twitter or twit-master (obvi I'm not) you can also help by sharing tweets with the hashtag #AflackKids - each tweet will generate a $2 donation from Aflac directly to pediatric cancer research. Go go tweet to your heart's content!

For more information about Aflac’s support to fight pediatric cancer click here. Click on the "Dive In" link below to get started. 


swim with friends logo

Please be a part of this great cause and help us fight childhood cancer. 

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post for Aflac/SheSpeaks. Any opinions expressed are my own.

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