Inspiring Books For Cancer Patients

Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Treats over 1,500 pediatric cancer patients a year

Give unique gifts with a heartwarming and hopeful message about facing adversity
* 103 Children Received Books so far!  Let's keep up the momentum! *

Warriors Eat Alphabet Soup, by Meredith Villano and illustrated by Nataly Vits, promotes empathy, reduces fear of sickness, aids parents during a difficult time, and celebrates the joy of spending time with family and friends.

The main character, Judy, is a spirited little girl who becomes ill and undergoes hospitalization and treatment.  Children can identify with Judy's feelings and experiences, and will gain strength and reassurance from the message that they are not alone.

"This book should be in the gift shop of every children’s care facility, as well as being a great 'get-well' gift for any child with an illness."  Read full review here 
- Carolyn Reidy, Pacific Book Review

Press Release featuring the campaign launch:
"Pacific Book Review Says Children's Book 'Warriors Eat Alphabet Soup' is a Must-Have for Any Child Dealing With a Health Issue" 

Sara Wagoner, Development Director, Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, extends their gratitude to all of those who made the first shipment of donated books possible, “We love and appreciate your support!”

GOALS:  Jan.-March $5,000; April-June $6,535:  Total $11,535 for 1,500 books
All funds go directly to Lori Lombardo, Aflac Cancer Center Ambassador, who will purchase the books at $7.69 per paperback.  Lori sends the books to Sara Wagoner,  Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, who distributes them to the children at the Cancer Center.  Books are given directly to children and their families to own. 

A list of donors' names will be made available to the Aflac Cancer Center.  We invite you to post a comment to the children and families.

Spread the word!  Sample Facebook post:  I donated copies of the inspirational children's book Warriors Eat Alphabet Soup to pediatric cancer patients at @childrenshealthcareofatlanta @aflaccancercenter.  Give a book to every child in treatment  I love a #warriorkid.  

Give a gift of hope, donate children's book Warriors Eat Alphabet Soup to pediatric cancer patients at @aflaccancercenter , I helped a #warriorkid!

Thank you for your support - every dollar counts!

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Donations (0)

  • Judith Villano 
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
  • Kristen Peterson Parziano 
    • $10 
    • 9 mos
  • Christopher Cullen 
    • $20 
    • 11 mos
  • Meredith Villano 
    • $50 
    • 11 mos
  • Tom Villano 
    • $100 
    • 13 mos

Fundraising team: Aflac NY Metro / Long Island (3) 

Meredith Villano 
Raised $360 from 6 donations
Bayonne, NJ
Lori Lombardo 
Lori Lombardo 
Team member
Raised $350 from 6 donations
This team raised $70 from 2 other donations.
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