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2010-04-14 07:00:00

COLUMBUS, Ga., April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Patients at the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta were treated to a visit by an "extra-sweet" version of the Aflac Duck to commemorate the iconic spokesduck's 10th birthday party. The celebration featured a life-sized Aflac Duck cake baked by Food Network's famous cake decorator Duff Goldman of Charm City Cakes in Baltimore. The event, including a behind-the-scenes look at how the cake was...

2010-03-26 06:00:00

ATLANTA, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- This Friday, March 26, Rent-A-Center is donating $20,000 in video game equipment and televisions to the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. The equipment and televisions will be used primarily in the teen room at the cancer center. "We are pleased to support the important work undertaken by the dedicated staff at the Aflac Cancer Center of Children's," said Xavier Dominicis, Rent-A-Center vice president of...

2010-03-15 09:00:00

ATLANTA, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Grady's Avon Foundation Comprehensive Breast Center has been granted a full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. According to the NAPBC, accreditation is granted only to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of breast care and undergo a rigorous evaluation and review of their performance. During the survey...

2009-12-11 08:50:00

Grant helps fund the construction and operation of the new Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding hospital ATLANTA, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente of Georgia today announced a $5 million multi-year gift to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta with the goal of improving access to care for low-income children. The gift helps fund the construction and operation of a new, state-of-the-art hospital that replaces the existing Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at...

2009-10-07 09:03:00

COLUMBUS, Ga., Oct. 7 Aflac (NYSE: AFL) announced that it has raised more than $1.16 million for the Aflac Cancer Center through a matching grant campaign with Causes on Facebook, making it the largest sponsored campaign in the history of Causes. The effort also resulted in 851,215 new members joining the Aflac Cancer Center Cause, helping to generate awareness and financial support during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The Causes application on Facebook has more than 85 million...

2009-09-01 07:00:00

COLUMBUS, Ga., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac today announced its support for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by kicking off a new integrated fundraising campaign to benefit the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Childhood cancer is the number one cause of death by disease for children under the age of 15. Through improved research and treatments, childhood cancer survival rates have improved from less than 20% in the 1980's to over 80%...

2009-08-19 07:00:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta today kicks off Pediatric Cancer and Sickle Cell Awareness Month by announcing that its primary benefactor, Aflac, has surpassed $50 million in donations to the fight against pediatric cancer and blood disorders. September is Pediatric Cancer and Sickle Cell Awareness Month, and cancer is the leading cause of death by disease for children under 15 in America....

2009-06-18 11:54:00

DALLAS, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Medical Center is one of only 10 pediatric hospitals in the nation named to the Honor Roll in this year's U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Children's Hospitals survey. Of the more than 215 hospitals that serve children, 56 were ranked, and only an elite 10 are ranked in all 10 specialties, placing them on the coveted Honor Roll. The specific service lines surveyed included cancer, diabetes and endocrine disorders, digestive disorders,...

2009-06-17 23:01:00

DETROIT, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan has again ranked among the nation's top 30 pediatric hospitals, according to U.S.News & World Report's annual America's Best Children's Hospitals survey. Children's Hospital of Michigan was recognized for cancer, heart and heart surgery and in addition, is the only pediatric hospital in the state to have ranked in neurology and neurosurgery and urology. Pediatric hospitals across the country were ranked in...

2008-12-29 10:32:00

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is named the nation's best pediatric hospital by Parents magazine. "Children's Hospital employees work tirelessly everyday to ensure every family has the ideal patient experience and we are truly grateful to our dedicated and talented staff," said Steven M. Altschuler, M.D., president and chief executive officer of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "We recognize our responsibility to provide...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.