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This year, nearly 16,000 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer. Many more will struggle with the debilitating effects of sickle cell disease, the most common inherited blood disorder. Last year, the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta diagnosed more than 500 new cancer patients and treated nearly 2,000 children with sickle cell disease. No one treats more pediatric cancer and blood disorders patients in Georgia.

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top cancer program, we are dedicated to finding new 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 recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month.

Stronger together

What gives you the strength to persevere during life's most challenging moments? Words of encouragement from a loved one? Hope for the future?

At the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, we are stronger together in the face of childhood cancer and blood disorders. Former patients, current patients and future generations of children have hope thanks to our innovative, specialized care. As the No. 1 pediatric cancer program in the southeast and largest pediatric hematology program in the country, no one cares for more of Georgia's kids with cancer and blood disorders.

  • Our physicians are stronger together in the multi-disciplinary treatment and care they deliver to our patients.
  • Our researchers are stronger together in the ideation and development of clinical studies that will help provide new and innovative treatment options for the most difficult diagnoses.
  • Our patients and families are stronger together in shedding light on the impact of pediatric cancer and blood disorders.

At Children's, we are stronger together in our ability to provide hope for today's patients and future generations of childrena force and a united front in the face of childhood cancer and sickle cell disease.

There are many ways you can help us provide a better future for our patients. Whether fundraising on your own, donating directly or participating in events that benefit the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, you can play a valuable role in increasing awareness and support.

Fundraise

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.

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. Make a donation at checkout at supporting retailers.

Saucony: Launching August 6th
Thanks to a collaboration with running shoe company Saucony, five patients from the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center recently had the chance to design their very own running shoes. Beginning Friday, August 6th, you can purchase their creations online or in person at any local Big Peach Running Co. storewith proceeds benefiting the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. 

Nothing Bundt Cakes
Throughout the month of September, make a $4 donation at one of 13 participating Nothing Bundt Cake bakeries, and receive a coupon for a free bundtlet on your next visit. 

Jeni's Ice Cream
Enjoy a pint of your favorite ice cream flavor and Jeni's will donate $2 from every pint sold throughout September to childhood cancer research. Be sure to mention the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center for in-shop purchases or use the code 'CHOA' for Jeni's local delivery.

DaVinci's Pizza
Support Childhood Cancer and Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month by visiting Davinci's Pizza. Donate $5 to support the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and Davinci's will treat you to a coupon for $5 off a future visit.

Spirit of Children: Now through October 31st
Find the perfect costume and support Child Life Services at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center when you shop at Spirit Halloween stores now until October 31st. Use promo code 'CARING21' at checkout to save 10% off your entire order, and Spirit will donate 10% to Child Life Services at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. Visit the store locator to find a Spirit Halloween store near you.

Join Touchdowns for Children’s

Peach Bowl Touchdowns for Children’s (T4C) gives you an opportunity to support the patients at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center while cheering on your favorite college football team. As a fan, you can help kids at Children’s by pledging as little as $1 for every touchdown your favorite college football team scores during the regular season.

Get in the game

Show up to show support

With numerous events held each year benefiting the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, there are many fun and rewarding ways to lend your support. Join us at an event near you.

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