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St. Mary's General Hospital Foundation Receives $309,000 From Manulife Financial LPGA Classic

Commitment to Volunteerism

In addition to promoting heart health, Manulife Financial and St. Mary's General Hospital share a common commitment to volunteerism. Funding from the Manulife LPGA Classic will ensure continued development of volunteer programs at St. Mary's that have positive impact for patients and their families. 

Another successful tournament

The second-playing of the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic, held at Grey Silo Golf Course in Waterloo, Ontario was a great success for the region once again.

"Giving back to local communities in a lasting, impactful way is one the main objectives of the LPGA and its tournaments," said Richard Kuypers, Tournament Director, Manulife Financial LPGA Classic. "The response we've received in the Waterloo Region has been incredible during the past two years, and because of this overwhelming support, we were able to present St. Mary's with this sizeable donation."

Shining a global spotlight on Waterloo Region, the tournament received community-wide support and 1,200 volunteers invested their time and talent to the event. Over 127,000 people have attended the tournament in the event's two years history.  Hee Young Park outlasted Angela Stanford in an exciting three-hole play-off to become the 2013 Champion.

Information on the third annual Manulife Financial LPGA Classic will be available soon.

About the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic

The Manulife Financial LPGA Classic is one of only two Canadian stops on the LPGA Tour and features a standard eligibility field of 144 players, 72 holes of stroke play and a purse of $1.3 million. The tournament took take place July 8-14, 2013 at Grey Silo Golf Course in Waterloo, Ontario, home of Manulife Canada's corporate headquarters. Viewers from over 150 countries around the globe tuned in to watch the action from home. 

About Manulife Financial

Manulife Financial is a leading Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. Clients look to Manulife for strong, reliable, trustworthy and forward-thinking solutions for their most significant financial decisions. Our international network of employees, agents and distribution partners offers financial protection and wealth management products and services to millions of clients. We also provide asset management services to institutional customers. Funds under management by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were C$567 billion ( US$539 billion) as at June 30, 2013. The Company operates as Manulife Financial in Canada and Asia and primarily as John Hancock in the United States.

Manulife Financial Corporation trades as 'MFC' on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under '945' on the SEHK. Manulife Financial can be found on the Internet at

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