Sun Life Financial, Darryl Sittler and John Chick join the Canadian Diabetes Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in the fight against diabetes

TORONTO, Nov. 10, 2015 /CNW/ - Join Sun Life Financial Inc. (TSX: SLF) (NYSE: SLF) on November 12, 2015 as we proudly host the Diabetes Today - Hope and Learning panel discussion at the 2015 Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) Expo in Toronto.

WHAT: Diabetes Today - Hope and Learning panel discussion
WHO: •     Darryl Sittler, retired professional ice hockey legend and prediabetic
•     John Chick, defensive end, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Canadian Football League and type 1 diabetic
•     Dr. Jan Hux, Chief Science Officer, CDA
•     Dr. Robert Goldstein, Chief Scientific Officer, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
•     Paul Joliat, Assistant Vice-President, Philanthropy & Sponsorships, Sun Life Financial
•     Panel moderated by André Picard, public health reporter, The Globe and Mail
WHEN: Thursday, November 12th at 5:30 p.m. ET
WHERE: Ontario Science Centre (770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto)
WHY: Sun Life Financial is committed to helping raise awareness and funds for diabetes prevention, research and care. To mark Diabetes Awareness Month, Sun Life is proud to host this panel discussion to address what Canadians need to know in order to fight and prevent this disease. Since announcing support of the cause in late 2012, we have proudly committed over $13 million globally to fight diabetes.

Detailed information about the Expo can be found at

About Sun Life Financial

Celebrating 150 years in 2015, Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Sun Life Financial and its partners have operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of September 30, 2015, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $846 billion. For more information please visit

Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.

Note to editors: All figures in Canadian dollars.

SOURCE Sun Life Financial Canada

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