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Celebrate #GivingTuesday and help wipe out childhood cancer with this year’s limited edition Aflac Duck

 

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Did you watch this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? My family did. We always do. It’s a holiday tradition. We wouldn’t miss it for the world, especially seeing Santa arrive at the end of the parade.

My family enjoys the balloons and floats the most. One day we’d love to get down to the city and see them in person. We don’t live far from the city. It’s the getting up super early and standing in the cold for many hours that sort of sidelines any attempts of seeing the parade. One day…

We have several favorites including Spongebob Squarepants, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Peanuts, as well as seeing what new characters are introduced. The Santa float is our all time favorite (of course).

This year marks the 18th year that Aflac insurance has been a part of this holiday tradition. I’m sure you’ve seen the commercials for the funny Alfac duck.

I love the Aflac Duck. He’s funny (and cute!)

Alfac provides policy holders cash benefits, when they get sick or injured. For the past six decades, Alfac insurance policies have given policy holders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not the financial stress. As someone who has had to deal with being out of work due to sickness, this really helps. My husband was out of work for weeks (without pay!) for Shingles.

Aflac has a unique One Day Pay initiative for eligible claims too. That is fast!

Aflac insurance provides products and protection for 50 million people worldwide.

For the past 12 years, Aflac has been recoginized by Ethisphere as one of the Word’s Most Ethical Companies. That is really impressive. In addition, this year (2018), Aflac was also recognized as one of the top 100 Best Companies to Work for in America.

Did you know that they also help support childhood cancer research, treatment and programs? It is done through their charitable organization. You can learn more about their charity by visiting AflacChildhoodCancer.org.

One of the ways that Aflac helps to raise funds is through it’s annual sale of it’s limited edition Aflac Duck plush toy.

2018 Limited Edition Alfac Duck (10″ size)

I have seen the Aflac Duck plush toy in the past. I thought he was super cute and I’ve always wanted one. Yes, I know, I’m an adult. But that doesn’t mean that I can’t appreciate cute things.

I was totally unaware that for many years now, Aflac has released a limited edition plush duck toy. One hundreds percent (100%) of the proceeds from the sale of this adorable little duck goes towards their childhood cancer charity. Talk about a win-win situation. You get an adorable plush duck to keep or gift to someone, and much needed funds are given to help fight childhood cancer.

We had a family friend who died from brain cancer when he was only eleven (11) years old. He never got to meet his baby sister. His younger brother, who was in elementary school when he passed away, is now in college. It’s so heartbreaking to know that this amazing young man never got to experience life like his younger siblings will be able to (graduate high school, go to college, get married, start a family…).

When it comes to childhood cancer (or any type of cancer – we’ve lost other relatives to cancer) I will do whatever I can to support such charities.

This year’s duck is is sporting a cute little red hat with a white pom-pom. He’s also wearing a matching red and white scarf with the year “2018” imprinted on it. In his hand… I mean wing… he’s holding a red and white striped candy cane.

The Aflac Duck is available in 6″ and 10″ sizes.

My cute little guy.

I received two 6″ Aflac Ducks (Yeah! My first Aflac Duck!). One duck is for me to keep, the other is for me to give away. I plan on giving the other one to a friend.

This little guy talks too! When you squeeze him he says “Aflac. Aflac. AFLAC!!!!” It’s in the same Aflac Duck voice too. I’ve been driving my husband nuts by constantly squeezing him. LOL! He keeps joking that he’s going to perform a little “surgery” on him to remove his voice box. Ha Ha (He wouldn’t really do it).

If you are interested in purchasing this yearly, limited edition duck, visit the AflacChildhoodCancer.org website and click on the “shop” tab on top. In the shop you’ll find the limited edition holiday duck as well as other non-holiday ducks including fishing duck, doctor duck and birthday duck. They even have a really cute duck pillow.

Today happens to be #GivingTuesday.

Giving Tuesday, often stylized as #GivingTuesday for purposes of hashtag activism, refers to the Tuesday after U.S. Thanksgiving in the United States. It is a movement to create an international day of charitable giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season.

Today would be a great day to purchase one of these adorable ducks, especially knowing that 100% of the proceeds goes towards a great charitable cause.

For more information about Aflac visit Aflac.com. The brand can be found on social media. All of their links are found on the bottom of their website.

Please be sure to follow @AflacDuck on social media, as well as the hashtag #DuckPrints.

What do you think about these adorable ducks? Do you think you’ll pick up one for yourself or as a gift?

Kimberly

*I received free product samples (one to keep, one to giveaway) in exchange for my participation. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.