LONGUEUIL, QC, May 19, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Convinced of the importance to adopt a healthy lifestyle, SSQ Financial Group is proud to contribute once again to the success of the Marathon SSQ de Longueuil, to be held this Sunday, May 21. After the crowning success of the marathon's first edition, SSQ continues its association as title sponsor of this rallying and family-oriented sports event.
More than 3,500 participants are expected on the various courses, which will offer flat and fast terrains in an urban setting as well as through the Michel-Chartrand Park. Participants and their families will also be able to enjoy the many activities on the sidelines such as the 36 H en action, organized by the City of Longueuil.
"The Marathon SSQ de Longueuil brings together an increasing number of sports and health enthusiasts. For SSQ, this is a unique opportunity to get involved in the community, while promoting exercise and individual excellence. We are very pleased to take an active part in the success of this event," said Jean-François Chalifoux, CEO of SSQ Financial Group.
SSQ wants to make this unique experience unforgettable for every participant. The SSQ area, located near the finish line, will allow runners to take in their achievement and relax after their run. A picnic area, water station, photo zone will be available on site to allow families, athletes and well-wishers to have a good time.
The Marathon is also a great opportunity for SSQ to sponsor a local organization and raise funds for a cause it holds dear. In partnership with the City of Longueuil, SSQ has chosen to support the Association des parents de l'enfance en difficulté, a community organization with a mission to support and bring together parents of disabled or handicapped children and adolescents in an effort to promote their needs, social integration as well as defend their rights and interests.
The Marathon SSQ de Longueuil is organized by Les Courses Thématiques, in partnership with SSQ Financial Group and the City of Longueuil. For more information or to register, visit marathon-ssq-longueuil.com.
About SSQ Financial Group
With $11 billion in assets under management, SSQ Financial Group is a prominent mutualist diversified financial institution in Canada. It serves over 3 million customers and employs 2,000 individuals. The company is recognized for its leadership in the group insurance industry, and excellence and expertise in the general insurance, individual insurance and investment markets.
For more information, please visit ssq.ca.
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