IMPORTANT UPDATES

Aflac cancer patient

This year, more than 10,400 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 more than 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. 7 pediatric cancer program 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. 

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams (September 1-30):

  • Treat yourself to the limited-time Children's Collection, and Jeni's will donate 20% from each pint collection sold to the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center!
  • On September 1st, end the summer with a sweet treat! Stop by your local Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams scoop shop on September 1st and a portion of proceeds will benefit the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s.

Spirit Halloween (Mid-August-October 31): Through October 31st, find the perfect costume and support Child Life Services at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s when you shop at Spirit Halloween stores this fall! Visit the store locator to find a Spirit Halloween store near you.

Nothing Bundt Cakes (August 29-September 30): Who doesn’t love a bundt cake? When you donate $5 at checkout at any Georgia bakery, you will receive a coupon for a FREE Bundtlet for your next visit! All proceeds benefit the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s.

Miles for Miracles: A virtual 27-day challenge during Childhood Cancer and Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month benefiting the brave patients and families at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s. Sign up to walk, run, bike, swim (or anything that motivates you to move!) for one mile a day from September 1-27, for a total of 27 miles. Throughout the challenge, you will receive updates and motivational videos from patient ‘team captains’ as well as a race bib and template to track your miles. Join a team or start your own.

Kendra Scott Give Back (September 8-9): Visit any Atlanta-area Kendra Scott store and 20% of all purchases will benefit the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s. Can’t shop in-store? Shop online and use code GIVEBACK-CLUDV.

Dunkin’ Shine Gold: This September, Dunkin’ Shines Gold for Childhood Cancer by offering a FREE Gold Donut when guests donate $2 or more across Georgia.100% of proceeds in Atlanta, Macon, Columbus and Albany districts will benefit the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s.

Ring the Bell Benefit: Save the date for the 3rd annual Ring the Bell Benefit at Glover Park Brewery in Marietta! Guests will enjoy live music, great food and drinks, and a silent auction. Sponsorships and tickets are available now.

Swim Across America: Swimmers of all ages and skill levels are invited to take part in our annual charity swim at beautiful Lake Lanier Olympic Park for the 10th annual Swim Across America - Atlanta Open Water Swim benefiting the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s! Whether you are a veteran swimmer or you're looking to do your first swim, we welcome you to help us "Make Waves to Fight Cancer" by joining us on Saturday, September 24.

Walgreens (October 16-30): Stop into your neighborhood Walgreens in Georgia and support the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children's. Donate at checkout and receive a special thank you card featuring a child treated from your community. 

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 rel="noopener noreferrer" college football team rel="noopener noreferrer" scores during the regular rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" season.

Get in the game

Show up to show support

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

Find an event near you