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Strikeout Diabetes

Sun Life is excited to team up with Royals Charities to support Strikeout Diabetes! Did you know that every 23 seconds, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with diabetes? To raise awareness, Sun Life will be sponsoring this fundraising campaign to benefit a local nonprofit organization. The 2017 beneficiary will be JDRF Kansas City - a leading organization focused on type 1 diabetes. Sun Life together with Royals Charities will be funding outreach activities including their Bag of Hope program, which generously provides a backpack full of resources and educational material for newly diagnosed children and families. For each strikeout thrown by a Kansas City pitcher during the regular season, Sun Life will be donating $23. Let's cheer on our Royals pitchers as we join efforts in the fight against diabetes! For more information about Sun Life's commitment to diabetes, please visit

About Sun Life Financial

At Sun Life, we are committed to the prevention of diabetes and its related complications. Since we announced our focused support in the areas of diabetes awareness, prevention, education, and care, we have committed over $17 million toward the cause globally.

Our commitment to the fight against diabetes supports our goal of creating a healthier workforce and empowering people in our surrounding communities to protect what they love most in their lives by mitigating the risk factors and effects of this disease.

In the United States, Sun Life Financial is one of the largest group benefits providers serving more than 60,000 employers in small, medium, and large workplaces across the country. Sun Life's broad portfolio of products and services in the U.S. includes Disability and Absence Management, Life, Dental and Vision, Voluntary and Worksite, and Stop-Loss insurance. This includes the acquisition of Assurant Employee Benefits in Q1 2016. For more information, please visit

About JDRF

JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF accelerates life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. To accomplish this, JDRF has invested nearly $2 billion since our inception. We are an organization built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact, and uniting on a national stage to pool resources, passion, and energy. We collaborate with academic institutions, policymakers, and corporate and industry partners to develop and deliver a pipeline of innovative therapies to people living with T1D. Our staff and volunteers in the JDRF Kansas City Chapter, and in more than 100 locations throughout the United States and our six international affiliates are dedicated to advocacy, community engagement and our vision of a world without T1D. For more information please visit or follow us on Twitter @JDRFKansasCity.

About JDRF Bag of Hope

When a child receives a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes (T1D), it can be an overwhelming time. As parents navigate this challenging adjustment to life with T1D, they can find helpful resources and support through the JDRF Bag of Hope. JDRF has partnered with hospitals and clinics across the country to offer newly diagnosed children this informative and comforting tool as they navigate their new normal. The JDRF Bag of Hope is filled with useful resources for both the child and the caregivers. Along with educational materials, we've included a special friend - Rufus, the Bear with Diabetes® - to show children that they are not alone while learning to take shots and test blood sugar. The Bag of Hope also offers the opportunity for parents to sign up for the JDRF Connections Program, launched this year, so they can be connected with T1D caregivers who have been there and can offer hope and support.

JDRF Bag of Hope Flyer