TORONTO, March 30, 2016 /CNW/ - A $250,000 donation from Sun Life
Financial Inc. (TSX: SLF) (NYSE: SLF) is helping the University of New
Brunswick (UNB) launch the Sun Life Financial Living Well with Diabetes
Initiative to assist those living with diabetes or who are at risk for
developing the disease. The donation is part of Sun Life Financial's
Team Up Against Diabetes program, and is another step towards the
company's goal of preventing diabetes and its related complications.
Sun Life Financial made the announcement today, along with
representatives from UNB.
"This new program will connect the residents of the greater Fredericton
area with increased diabetes awareness, prevention and care services,"
said Paul Joliat, Assistant Vice-President, Philanthropy &
Sponsorships, Sun Life Financial. "The University of New Brunswick
carries a reputation for both quality and success and we are excited to
team up with them to launch this unique initiative."
The Sun Life Financial Living Well with Diabetes Initiative will raise
awareness of the lifestyle factors that contribute to both preventing
and managing diabetes. Participants will have access to free education
sessions on the importance of physical activity and healthy living with
expert physiologists, dieticians and physicians. Resources to help
adopt effective preventative and care strategies such as subsidized
personal training and recreation services, and nutrition workshops will
also be offered.
"Sun Life Financial is a leader in the fight against diabetes, and we
are thrilled to partner with them to launch this exciting program,"
said Eddy Campbell, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of New
Brunswick. "The Sun Life Financial Living Well with Diabetes Initiative
will continue to build on the work of our growing centre of excellence
in health and wellness."
The funding will allow UNB to expand its services currently delivered
through the Sun Life Financial Fitness Assessment Centre (SLFFAC), now
in its ninth year of operation. The SLFFAC enables kinesiologists to
deliver personalized fitness programs to improve the strength and
health of participating students and community members.
About Sun Life Financial
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 has 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 December 31, 2015, the Sun Life
Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $891
billion. For more information, please visit www.sunlife.com.
Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and
Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.
About the University of New Brunswick
The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is one of Canada's oldest
English-language universities and one of the first public universities
established in North America. Founded in 1785, the multi-campus
institution is home to over 60 research centres and institutes, groups
and ongoing projects. The university offers over 75 undergraduate and
graduate programs in 100 disciplines. UNB has over 10,500 students from
more than 100 countries, and several thousand more take UNB courses
online and at partner institutions around the world.
Note to Editors: All figures in Canadian dollars.
SOURCE Sun Life Financial Inc.
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