Room in Aflac Cancer Center named after Carl Edwards

Aflac has named a hospital room at the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston after Nascar driver Carl Edwards.

The Carl Edwards Triage Room is one of three rooms at the center where medical staff will take patients' vital signs and conduct preliminary tests.

"Aflac wants to continue raising public awareness about the progress being made in research and treatment for pediatric cancer at the Aflac Cancer Center," Paul S. Amos II, Aflac president and chief operating officer, said in a statement. "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."

Edwards was at the hospital Thursday to tour, visit patients and unveil the room with Aflac.

Aflac is the official supplemental insurance company for Edwards and Roush Fenway Racing. The Columbus-based company is also an official sponsor of Nascar.

Next year, Aflac will serve as Edward's primary sponsor — and appear on the No. 99 Ford Fusion.