Aflac Foundation Awards Grant to NCCS

The Aflac Foundation awarded a $20,000 grant to The National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS) to help the NCCS’ Beyond the Cure Scholarship Program provide college scholarships to childhood cancer survivors for the 2012-2013 school year.
 
 
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The National Children’s Cancer Society

SAINT LOUIS, MO – The Aflac Foundation recently awarded a $20,000 grant to The National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS). The grant will help the NCCS’ Beyond the Cure Scholarship Program provide college scholarships to childhood cancer survivors for the 2012-2013 academic year. The funds will be allocated to survivors in Georgia.

The NCCS developed Beyond the Cure (BTC) to help childhood cancer survivors integrate the cancer experience into their lives.  This includes educating survivors on the challenges that lie ahead and most importantly, to celebrate survivorship.  The Scholarship Program was established to assist childhood cancer survivors achieve their long-term goals.  The program supports survivors who have demonstrated the ability to overcome the difficult challenges of cancer with determination and motivation.  For them, cancer has strengthened their character, intensified their love of life, and instilled a sense of duty to truly make a difference in the lives of others.  

“We are honored to receive this grant from the Aflac Foundation,” said Julie Komanetsky, Vice President of Patient and Family Services at NCCS. “It will allow us to expand our program to help more survivors of childhood cancer pursue a college education.”

Aflac is very committed to community service with philanthropy and volunteerism being an integral part of its corporate culture.  Friends of a Feather is the umbrella program under which Aflac conducts its Pediatric Cancer philanthropic initiatives: from critical research and medical care, to emotional support for children and their families.

The National Children’s Cancer Society, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is a not-for-profit organization that is committed to improving the quality of life for children diagnosed with cancer and their families worldwide. The NCCS serves as a financial, emotional and educational resource for those in need at every stage of illness and recovery. For more information call 314-241-1600 or visit www.theNCCS.org.

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The National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS) is a not-for-profit organization that is committed to improving the quality of life for children with cancer and their families worldwide. We serve as a financial, emotional and educational resource through every stage of illness and recovery. For more information please visit www.theNCCS.org.
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