It’s a duck! It’s a toy!! It’s AAAFLAAAC!!!
For over 18 years, Aflac has passionately supported the Kimmel Cancer Center Division of Pediatric Oncology. Aflac and participating Macy’s stores have teamed up for the tenth consecutive year to help holiday shoppers find the perfect stocking stuffer – the Aflac Holiday Duck. The sale of these collectible, plush ducks has generated over $200,000 in donations to childhood cancer research at Johns Hopkins.
For Macy stores in the area selling the holiday Aflac duck, please visit AFAC's Holiday Duck web site
Become a Triple Winner and score a win against childhood cancer
Giant Food created the Giant Food Pediatric Leukemia and Tumor Program at Johns Hopkins, with a $1 million commitment from the Triple Winner Program. This program significantly expands our research in bone and soft tissues sarcomas, neuro-oncology, bone marrow transplantation and leukemia. Giant’s partnership with Johns Hopkins has enabled us to build a premier program for childhood cancer research.
Triple Winner is a scratch card game, and every ticket has the chance to win a free product, gift card, or cash prize, up to $10,000. For every one dollar donation at their neighborhood Giant Food store, customers receive a Triple Winner game ticket.
The 2012 ambassadors are:
Christian is a nine-year-old fourth grader who has Lymphoma. Despite his illness, Christian is very active and loves fishing and crabbing on the Eastern Shore with his two brothers. He hopes to join the football team once he’s finished with chemo.
Eleven-year-old Mercedes has Leukemia and is one of six kids. She loves dancing and fashion and aspires to be a lawyer and doctor.
Originally from India, Neha, 16, has Lymphoma, but is as bright as they come. She writes short stories and has tutored fellow students. Neha also loves to cook and has distributed food to Washington, D.C.’s homeless.
Rick, 17, is a member of the National Honor Society and has brain cancer. He organized a fundraiser that resulted in more than $17,000 for cancer research. The Make-A-Wish Foundation is sending Rick and his family to Australia this month, and he plans to attend the University of South Carolina.
“One person, one ticket at a time, Giant’s Triple Winner program provides vital support in the treatment of childhood cancers by rapidly moving research findings from our laboratories to patients,” said Dr. Donald Small, director of pediatric oncology at the Kimmel Cancer Center. “Giant’s extraordinary commitment helps continue our mission to finding cures for childhood cancers.”
For more information, please visit www.GiantFood.com.
Help Hyundai Keep Wheeling Along
Hyundai Hope on Wheels Tour raises awareness about childhood cancer and celebrates the lives of the courageous children battling the disease. The Hope on Wheels Tour travels to 42 children’s hospitals across the country and donates more than $2 million a year to support doctors involved in childhood cancer research, singled out as Hyundai Scholars.
Since 2008, the Kimmel Cancer Center Division of Pediatric Oncology has received $275,000 to fund childhood cancer research. .
Hyundai Hope Grants
Hyundai donated $6 million in the month of September 2010 to children’s hospitals, and other nonprofit organizations across the country, in the form of “Hyundai Hope Grants.” These Hope Grants will fund childhood cancer research, as well as survivorship programs and other projects, designed to improve the quality of life for children with cancer.
Baltimore-based 180s has been a Legacy Sponsor for the Hudson Financial Solutions Annual Golf Tournament, Golfing for a Cure, for the past three years. 180s has given over $25,000 to the Division of Pediatric Oncology, specifically for computers at the bedsides in the Inpatient Unit, for research, for Camp Sunrise, and for the Child Life program. 180s has also supplied many of our young patients and their families with unique 180s gear.
This year, 180s is sponsoring the 18th Annual Outback Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Johns Hopkins.
Go Outback and fight childhood cancer
Since 1998, Outback Steakhouse has generously supported pediatric oncology at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Outback’s extraordinary holiday toy drives, the hundreds of meals served at the Outback Nurses Luncheon, and the funds raised through Outback-sponsored events to support our researchers have made the Outback Steakhouse a valued partner in our mission to fight childhood cancer and provide exceptional care to our patients.
Founded by the local owners of Outback Steakhouse, Chesapeake Bay Area Charities of Maryland (CBAC) is the nonprofit organization created to raise funds for pediatric cancer treatment and research. Currently, CBAC is working to fund a $1,000,000 pledge to create the Pediatric Oncology Outpatient Teen Education and Playroom in the new Children’s Tower, and the Outback Steakhouse Kids for Cure Research Endowment at Johns Hopkins Hospital.