Kathelen V. Amos, President of the Aflac Foundation, and an ardent supporter of pediatric cancer programs in Georgia and around the country, has been elected to Chair the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Cancer Coalition for 2010- 12.
Amos has been a Georgia Cancer Coalition board member since 2002, when she was Executive Vice President, Director of Corporate Communications and Deputy Counsel at Aflac, which she joined in 1985. Under her direction, Aflac launched their awardwinning Aflac duck advertising campaign.
In 2001, she initiated Aflac’s unprecedented charitable contribution to the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. To date, that support has grown to $47 million. Aflac’s commitment is accompanied by the personal involvement and support of their executive management, sales agents and employees. Monetary endowments for specific programs have also been funded as “chairs,” including the Kathelen V. Amos Children’s Chair for Cancer Survivorship.
In Columbus, the Amos’ received the American Cancer Society’s “Visionary” award in 2007 in recognition of Aflac’s three major cancer research fundraising events in Muscogee County. She was also named “Volunteer of the Year” by Columbus Technical College in 2007 in recognition of her work as co-chair of their “Tomorrow’s Workforce…Today” campaign. The Georgia Cancer Coalition leads Georgia’s comprehensive cancer initiative, uniting people and organizations to work together to save lives and reduce suffering from cancer. As a public-private partnership, the Coalition works to strengthen existing cancerrelated programs and create new initiatives to accelerate cancer prevention, early detection, research, and treatment.
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