Foresters donates $50,000 to Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders
to aid Haiti relief efforts

TORONTO, Jan. 15 /CNW/ - In the wake of this week's devastating earthquake in Haiti, Foresters(TM), is donating $50,000 to Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders to help support their disaster relief efforts.

"We are shocked and saddened by the tragic event in Haiti and offer our deepest condolences to all Haitians," said Foresters President and CEO, George Mohacsi. "Foresters has a long tradition of mutual aid and a deep commitment to the well-being of families and communities. Through our support of the Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders relief efforts, Foresters hopes to provide compassionate medical help to families and communities in Haiti."

Medécins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders is the world's leading independent humanitarian medical relief organization providing emergency medical care to populations in need without discrimination based on race, religion, philosophy or politics. The organization follows medical ethics by offering neutral and impartial help, and maintains complete independence from any political, religious or economic power.

    
    Medécins Sans Frontières has been onsite in Haiti for many years.
    MSF Canada: www.msf.ca
    MSF USA/Doctors Without Borders: www.doctorswithoutborders.org
    

About Foresters

Founded in 1874 as a fraternal benefit society, Foresters(TM) champions the well-being of families through quality life insurance, unique member benefits and inspiring community activities. Foresters shares its financial strength with more than 650,000 members in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Unity Life of Canada*, a wholly owned subsidiary of Foresters, represents Foresters in Canada. For more information, please visit www.foresters.com.

Foresters(TM) is a trademark of The Independent Order of Foresters, a fraternal benefit society, Toronto, Canada M3C 1T9.

* Unity Life of Canada, a Foresters company, is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Independent Order of Foresters

SOURCE Foresters

For further information: For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Irene Shimoda, Director, Public Relations, Foresters, (416) 467-2544, (877) 664-6602 (toll free), ishimoda@foresters.com

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