SSQ Quebec City Marathon Partner - SSQ Financial Group collects $106,423 for the Seinbiose project of the Fondation du CHU de Québec

QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 26, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - SSQ Financial Group is proud to present $106,423 to the Seinbiose project developed by the Fondation du CHU de Québec. The amount was raised as part of the 2014 edition of the Quebec City Marathon.

Title sponsor of the event and official presenter of the SSQ Health 5K, SSQ Financial Group continued its tradition of mobilizing its employees and Marathon participants around the cause chosen for the 17th edition of this event. The funds raised this year will go toward the development of external custom breast prostheses, a painless and personalized alternative for women who have undergone a mastectomy. "The success of this fund raising event resides in the contribution of the employees and partners, who were made aware of this cause. On behalf of SSQ Financial Group, I'd like to extend my most sincere thanks to all of you," said René Hamel, CEO of SSQ Financial Group.

By continuing its partnership with the SSQ Quebec City Marathon team, a partnership that has just been renewed for another five years, SSQ Financial Group combines health and solidarity, conditions that are essential to the well-being of the community and which are at the core of its business concerns. This partnership also represents an opportunity for SSQ Financial Group to contribute to the success of an event that brings people together—one that gets thousands of people moving and allows SSQ to make a difference in the community.

About SSQ Financial Group
With a business volume of $3 billion and over $11 billion in assets under management, SSQ Financial Group is a leading mutual diversified financial institution in Canada.

The Group serves over one million clients and provides jobs to nearly 2,000 employees. SSQ, Life Insurance Company Inc., the Group's principal company, is recognized as a leader in the group insurance industry and as an expert in the investment and retirement sector. SSQ Financial Group is also a rising star in home and auto insurance under the SSQ General Insurance Company Inc. banner and has expanded into the individual insurance market thanks to its subsidiary, SSQ Insurance Company Inc.

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Image with caption: "From left to right: Carl Laflamme, Senior Vice-President, Group Insurance, SSQ Financial Group; Annie Laverdière, Prosthetics specialist in training, CHU de Québec; Louise Desmeules, Prosthetics specialist, CHU de Québec; Dr. Gaston Bernier, Dental Oncologist, CHU de Québec; Denis Therrien, President and General Director, Courir à Québec; René Hamel, CEO, SSQ Financial Group; Stéphane Desmeules, Vice-President, Corporate Development, Fondation du CHU de Québec (CNW Group/SSQ FINANCIAL GROUP)". Image available at:


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