Why support childhood cancer and sickle cell disease?
This year, nearly 16,000 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer. And many more will struggle with the debilitating effects of sickle cell disease, the most common inherited blood disorder. In 2018, the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta diagnosed 488 new cancer patients and treated more than 1,900 children with sickle cell disease. No one treats more pediatric cancer and blood disorder patients in Georgia. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top cancer program, we are dedicated to finding new innovative treatments and conducting cutting-edge research. But we can' t do it alone. With a limited amount of federal funding available for childhood cancer and blood disorders research, donor support is vital to our mission to push for greater advances in treating these complex conditions. Join the fight this September in recognizing Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Sickle Cell Awareness Month.
When I grow up
Do you remember as a child what you wanted to be when you grew up? You probably didn’t end up becoming an astronaut or unicorn like you had planned as a little kid. But what if you never even had the chance to find out? For patients and families fighting cancer and sickle cell disease, daring to dream about the future can sometimes be challenging. At the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, we want every child with cancer and blood disorders to reach their full potential, so we gave a few of our patients the chance to act out their dreams.
How can you help?
Together, we can provide a better future for our patients. Whether you choose one of the activities below or complete them all, your voice has the power to spread the word far and wide and extend our reach.
Make a donation
As a not-for-profit organization, we rely on support from donors like you. Every gift—every dollar—furthers our mission to eliminate pediatric cancer and blood disorders once and for all. Your gift matters to us. And it matters to them.
Support while you shop
Take advantage of the many opportunities to support the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and use your spending power to make a difference.
Walgreens–Sept. 1 to Sept. 14
Make a donation at checkout between Sept. 1 and Sept. 14 in support of the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.
Chick-fil-A–Sept. 2 to Sept. 28
Purchase a six-count of Chocolate Chunk Cookies between Sept. 2 and Sept. 28 and proceeds will benefit the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.
Nothing Bundt Cakes–Sept. 1 to Sept. 30
Donate $3 at any Georgia location throughout September and you’ll receive a coupon for a free Bundtlet.
Jason's Deli–Sept. 1 to Sept. 30
Round up your purchase at checkout throughout September and support the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.
Join Touchdowns for Children’s
Peach Bowl Touchdowns for Children’s (T4C) is a wonderful opportunity to support the patients cared for at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, while also cheering on your favorite college football team. As a fan, you have the chance to help kids treated at Children’s by pledging as little as $1 for every touchdown your favorite college football team scores during the regular season. For every dollar raised by our donors, the Peach Bowl will match.
Get in the game
Show up to show your support
With numerous events held each year benefiting the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, there are many easy and rewarding ways to lend your support. Join us at an event near you.
Host a Facebook fundraiser
Facebook has launched a simple tool that makes it easy for you to host your own online fundraiser. September is a great time to use this resource to raise awareness for the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and share your own personal story. Every single dollar benefits our patients, families and staff.
Kick off your fundraiser today