Aflac, the top supplier of voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the U.S. and also a dedicated corporate ally against childhood cancer, and Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital recently added four Duckprints Awards to the hospital’s Wall of Fame.
The Duckprints Awards are granted to people who have made a significant impact in the fight against cancer.
One was DJ Fisher, who is 17 years old. He is a cancer patient at the hospital, where he supports fellow children who are receiving cancer treatment.
Stacy R. Sawyer, an active supporter of CAMP KEMO, a weeklong summer camp for patients ages 5-18 with cancer and their siblings, received the award posthumously. Longtime CAMP KEMO supporters Paul and Sarah Towns were also honored.
Also honored was Dr. Ronnie Neuberg, the Aflac medical director of the Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Palmetto Health Children's Hospital.
"The fight waged by Aflac and our partners like Palmetto Children's Hospital on behalf of children with cancer and their families remains a source of great pride, motivation and inspiration for the broad Aflac family," Kathelen Amos, Aflac Foundation president, said. "Each Duckprint honoree has made a unique contribution, and leaves their own indelible legacies in this ongoing effort, and this shared struggle has forged a bond among us all."
A formal ceremony was hosted at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina, where people learned about the four heroes in the fight against childhood cancer.
"Today's honorees inspire us with their compassion and commitment and through our partnership with Aflac, we are able to express our thanks in a lasting way to these people who are making such a positive impact in the lives of patients and their families,” Samuel Tenenbaum, president of Palmetto Health Foundation, said. “I congratulate each of them and am proud that their place on our Wall of Fame is forever secure. We are grateful to Aflac for touching our community in such a profound way."
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