While you might be thinking about reindeer, santas or snowmen as you get out your holiday decorations — but this year one excellent holiday item to consider adding to your collection is a duck. Yep, that’s right a duck!
This holiday season, Aflac has teamed up with Macy’s to offer the perfect holiday present: limited edition plush Holiday Ducks, which benefit pediatric cancer treatment and research. All net proceeds go toward pediatric cancer treatment and research at the participating children’s cancer facility nearest to where each duck is sold. Since 2001, the sales of the Aflac Holiday Duck have raised more than three million dollars for the fight against pediatric cancer.
This year, Aflac held a contest among the patients at the Aflac Cancer Center in Atlanta to determine who would design the 2012 Holiday Duck. Sixteen year-old Monica Sandoval, from Winder, GA, was the winner. Monica, who has battled leukemia for 4 years, is thrilled to have had her design selected and hopes that everyone will be inspired to purchase the 2012 duck to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer.
We’ve had the fortunate opportunity to help Aflac spread the word in the past about their pediatric cancer research fundraising and we love the fun and creative promotions they launch for such a great cause! We just got our Aflac Holiday Duck today and he is super cute. He’d make someone a great present this holiday season, especially since purchasing him donates towards such a great cause!
The Aflac Holiday Duck retails for $10 for the 6-inch duck and $15 for the 10-inch version. The Aflac Holiday Duck is available at over 600 participating Macy’s stores across the country and at www.aflacholidayduck.com. All net proceeds go to fighting pediatric cancer.
Its a Twitter Party!
Want to help raise even more for pediatric cancer and use your mad social media skills to do it? It won’t cost you a cent and you could win some awesome prizes for doing it! Join us to raise awareness about pediatric cancer and the Aflac Holiday duck at an upcoming Twitter party, and for every tweet you (or anyone else sends with the #AflacKids hashtag, Aflac will donate $2 directly to pediatric cancer research! Here’s the details!
Want to help raise money for pediatric cancer at no cost to you? Send tweets with the hashtag #AflacKids and be sure to loop in @AflacDuck and @SheSpeaksUp. For every tweet with the #AflacKids hashtag, Aflac will donate $2 directly to pediatric cancer research!
For more information on this program and Aflac, follow the social media links below!