October 13, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY - Sun Life Financial and the Toronto Raptors to introduce dynamic program promoting healthy living in Canadian youth

TORONTO, Oct. 13, 2017 /CNW/ - Toronto Raptors representatives DeMar DeRozan, Dwane Casey, Masai Ujiri  and Raptors 905's Jerry Stackhouse will join Sun Life Financial, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, and NBA Canada to unveil an exciting health and wellness program, inspiring Canadian youth to take charge of their health and prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. Youth from Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada will be at the event to pledge their commitment to healthy living and show off their slam-dunk skills at an interactive basketball clinic.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017



3:30 p.m.



Air Canada Centre – media to enter through Gate 2

40 Bay St, Toronto,

ON M5J 2X2



DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors


Masai Ujiri, President, Toronto Raptors


Dwane Casey, Head Coach, Toronto Raptors


Jerry Stackhouse, Head Coach, Raptors 905


Lisa Ritchie, SVP & Chief Marketing Officer, Sun Life Financial


Paul Joliat, Assistant Vice-President, Philanthropy and Sponsorships, Sun Life Financial


Mathieu Chantelois, VP of Marketing and Development, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada


Youth from Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada


Space is limited - members of the media are requested to RSVP to Chloe Phillips (Sun Life Financial) or Abby Albino (MLSE).

Sun Life Financial in the community
At Sun Life Financial, we are committed to building sustainable, healthier communities for life and we're proud to hold the Caring Company designation from Imagine Canada. Community wellness is an important part of our sustainability commitment and we believe that by actively supporting the communities in which we live and work, we can help build a positive environment for our Clients, Employees, advisors and shareholders. Our philanthropic support focuses on two key areas: health, with an emphasis on diabetes awareness, prevention, care and research initiatives through our Team Up Against DiabetesTM platform; and arts and culture, through our award-winning Making the Arts More Accessible TM program. We also partner with sports properties in key markets to further our commitment to healthy and active living. Our Employees and advisors take great pride in volunteering over 40,000 hours each year and contribute to making life brighter for individuals and families across Canada. Read more about Sun Life Financial in the community.

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 Inc.

Media Relations Contact: Chloe Phillips, Coordinator, Corporate Communications, Sun Life Financial, T. 416-979-4125, C. 416-768-9356, chloe.phillips@sunlife.com; Abby Albino, Manager, Communications, MLSE, T. 416-882-5485, Abby.albino@mlse.com