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Aflac to Give $100,000 Aflac CareGrant to Georgia College and State University (GCSU) at Event on February 16th

On Friday, February 16th from 10 to 11 a.m. Virgil Miller, President of Aflac U.S. and GCSU alum, Cathy Cox, JD, President of Georgia College & State University, and Dr. Will Evans, Dean of the College of Health Sciences at Georgia College & State University, will announce a $100,000 Aflac CareGrant for Georgia College and State University.

GCSU will be using the grant money to supports its College of Health Sciences which educates future leaders in the healthcare industry. The College of Health Sciences also maintains a mobile health unit through the Center for Health and Social Issues which provides health screening and services to four of the rural counties that surround Milledgeville.

After the presentation of the oversized check and speeches, representatives from both Aflac and GCSU will present an Aflac Park Bench on the Georgia College and State University campus.

Aflac CareGrants work to address the medical needs of those living in under-resourced communities across the U.S., according to Aflac. The grants are delivered to organizations like GCSU that assist in improving the medical outcomes of citizens in those communities. 

According the Aflac, the small rural counties of Washington, Baldwin, Jones, and Hancock, have more residents without medical insurance compared to the national median, as well as higher rates of cancer, heart disease, stroke and diabetes, according to a recent press release.

For any questions about this event prior to the day of the event, please contact Jamie Kendricken at (781) 775-0347 or Sam Morales at (623)255-9868). For any questions on the day of the event, please contact Adrienne Bentley at (706) 610-4961.

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