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Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service Unveils New Carl Edwards Triage Room
Date:10/23/2008

Star NASCAR Driver Carl Edwards Tours Facility; Meets with Patients

ATLANTA, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- NASCAR superstar Carl Edwards today parked his No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion show car in front of the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston while he toured the hospital, visited young patients and signed autographs. During the tour, a special ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to unveil the Carl Edwards Triage Room at the hospital. Mr. Edwards also accepted a special piece of racing-themed artwork presented by three young children from the cancer center along with Aflac president and COO Paul S. Amos II.

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"Aflac wants to continue raising public awareness about the progress being made in research and treatment for pediatric cancer at the Aflac Cancer Center," said Paul S. Amos II. "Naming this triage unit in honor of Carl Edwards demonstrates what Aflac and NASCAR can accomplish when two groups with similar goals are given the opportunity to work together for a greater good."

The Carl Edwards Triage Room is one of three rooms at the Aflac Cancer Center outpatient clinic where medical staff will take patients' vital signs and conduct preliminary tests. Every patient who comes to the Aflac Cancer Center for a clinic visit will stop in the triage area to ensure that they are able to receive treatments.

"The work being done at the Aflac Cancer Center is amazing and the children are inspirational," said Carl Edwards. "I am extremely honored that the Aflac Cancer Center has dedicated this room in my name as part of their ongoing efforts to fight against pediatric cancer and blood disorde
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