September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and this year, a film maker, a familiar company and a robotic duck have teamed up to produce an amazing full-length documentary.
It’s called “Moments of Joy.”
The movie premieres soon at the prestigious Atlantic Festival in Washington, D.C., and joining us is one of the stars of the movie – Ethan Daniels, a 14-year-old cancer survivor, along with Catherine Hernandez-Blades, Senior Vice President, Chief Brand and Communications Officer at Aflac, and Andrew Levy, President of Chispa House.
You may not know it, but there is world famous duck who is part of a comprehensive effort to help these children. You know him as the Aflac Duck, and now you can see him as you’ve never seen him before. My Special Aflac Duck is a robot designed to help children cope with cancer. But that’s not all! Last year, when a group of film makers from Athens, Georgia caught a glimpse of the My Special Aflac Duck they were moved to the point where they felt compelled to tell the story of a robotic duck that makes life just a bit more normal for kids with cancer.
After a year of filming with families, caregivers and children, this amazing, heartwarming documentary, titled Moments of Joy, will be unveiled on Wednesday, September 25th at Atlantic Festival in Washington D.C. Meet CHISPA HOUSE filmmaker Andrew Levy; Aflac Senior Vice President of Communications Catherine Blades, and 13 year old cancer survivor and now film star Ethan Daniels as they tell their stories about compassionate filmmakers, a robotic duck and one of the children who inspired both.
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