This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Hockey Legend Doug Gilmour Shines Spotlight On Diabetes Prevention And Care

Gilmour shares his story to mark Sun Life Financial's $5 million donation to diabetes clinic

TORONTO, June 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Hockey legend Doug Gilmour is lending his voice in support of diabetes awareness at the unveiling of the Sun Life Financial Banting and Best Diabetes Clinic at Toronto General Hospital. This very hospital made the ground-breaking discovery of insulin in 1921 and today the clinic is being renamed to mark Sun Life's $5 million gift. The former captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs lost his father to the disease while his mother and brother are currently battling diabetes.

"I've seen first-hand the impact diabetes can have on an individual and their family," Gilmour explained. "Losing my father to this debilitating disease and having both my mother and brother living with it has been difficult. I hope by sharing my personal story I can shine a light on diabetes research and prevention and keep other families from going through the same struggles."

According to the 2012 Sun Life Canadian Health Index TM, almost 40 per cent of Canadians are touched by diabetes; Doug Gilmour is one of them.

"We are proud to have Doug Gilmour support us in our efforts to bring awareness to this disease," said Mary De Paoli, Executive Vice-President, Public & Corporate Affairs and Chief Marketing Officer, Sun Life Financial. "Together we strive to educate and empower Canadians to join us in managing and preventing diabetes."

The Sun Life Financial Banting and Best clinic at the Toronto General Hospital is dedicated to making innovative advances in diabetes research.

"Diabetes is the 21 st century epidemic," said Dr. Gary Lewis, Sun Life Financial Chair in Diabetes. "Sun Life's generous gift to the clinic will allow us to continue in the footsteps of Banting and Best to work towards a cure for diabetes and improve the lives of those affected by this disease."

Media are invited to attend and hear Doug Gilmour share his personal journey with diabetes. Interview and photo opportunities are also available with Mr. Gilmour.

When: Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. for interview and photo opportunities with Doug Gilmour and Sun Life Financial's President and Chief Executive Officer, Dean Connor.

Where: Sun Life Financial Banting and Best Diabetes Centre Toronto General Hospital 200 Elizabeth Street Eaton Building, 12 th Floor General Hospital, Toronto

Networking reception to continue at the DeGasperis Conservatory, 4 th Floor at 6:00 p.m.

About Sun Life Financial

Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth accumulation products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Sun Life Financial and its partners have operations in key 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 March 31, 2013 the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $571 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.

Note to Editors: All figures in Canadian dollars.

About University Health Network

University Health Network (UHN) consists of Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. The scope of research and complexity of cases have made UHN a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care.  It has the largest hospital-based research program in Canada with major research in cardiology, transplantation, neurosciences, oncology, surgical innovation, infectious diseases, and genomic medicine.  UHN is a research hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto.

*Source: Canadian Diabetes Association

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free
AAPL $93.74 0.00%
FB $117.58 0.00%
GOOG $693.01 0.00%
TSLA $240.76 0.00%
YHOO $36.60 0.00%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,773.64 -57.12 -0.32%
S&P 500 2,065.30 -10.51 -0.51%
NASDAQ 4,775.3580 -29.9330 -0.62%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs