Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada teams up with the Toronto Maple Leafs and MLSE Foundation to face off against diabetes

TORONTO, March 10, 2016 /CNW/ - Join Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada ("Sun Life") on March 14, 2016, as we proudly host a hockey clinic in partnership with the Toronto Maple Leafs and MLSE Foundation.

WHAT: Hockey clinic in partnership with the Toronto Maple Leafs and MLSE Foundation for
children with type 1 diabetes.
WHO: ● Doug Gilmour, Toronto Maple Leafs alumnus and Hockey Hall of Fame member
● Paul Joliat, Assistant Vice-President, Philanthropy & Sponsorships, Sun Life Financial
WHEN: Monday, March 14, 2016
10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
  Media availability:  

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.  
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  
Interview opportunities
B-roll opportunities
WHERE: MasterCard Centre For Hockey Excellence (400 Kipling Ave, Toronto, ON M8V 3L1)
WHY: The hockey clinic is being held for children living with type 1 diabetes and their families.
Toronto Maple Leafs alumni will be on-hand to participate in the clinic and give these
children the opportunity to learn and spend time with their hockey heroes. The clinic
will also include a diabetes component that will educate the community's youth about
how to manage their disease and the importance of regular exercise and nutrition to
maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada is a member of the Sun Life Financial group of companies.

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

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

About MLSE Foundation
MLSE Foundation believes all kids should have access to sport and the opportunity to develop lasting dreams on the playing field. With the support of MLSE's teams, the Foundation funds the refurbishment of local athletic facilities and programs that support kids through sports and recreation. Since launching in December 2009, the MLSE Foundation has invested more than $19 million into our community. For more information visit, or follow @MLSEFoundation

Note to Editors: All figures in Canadian dollars.  

SOURCE Sun Life Financial Inc.

For further information:

Media Relations Contacts:

Alessandra Nigro
Manager, Corporate Communications, Sun Life Financial
T. 416-979-4884 

Jamie Deans
Director, Corporate Communications, MLSE
T. 416-815-5445

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