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Celtics dunks in November will generate thousands of dollars for Greater Boston YMCA

BOSTON and WELLESLEY, Mass., Nov. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and once again the Boston Celtics and Sun Life Financial will hold the #SunLifeDunk4Diabetes campaign, which raises money for the YMCA of Greater Boston's Diabetes Prevention Program.

WHAT:

#SunLifeDunk4Diabetes raises $1,000 each time a Celtics player dunks in the month of November. Every time anyone uses the hashtag on Twitter or Facebook, $1 will be donated to the cause. Sun Life's donations will be matched by the Boston Celtics up to $25,000.



WHO:

Who will deliver on dunks this year? Tune in to Celtics games all month long to find out, and follow the hashtag #SunLifeDunk4Diabetes on Twitter and Facebook.



WHEN:

November 2017



WHERE:

At Celtics games, and on social media:




Twitter: @SunLifeUS; @Celtics


Facebook: @SLFUnitedStates; @BostonCeltics

Sun Life Financial Logo (PRNewsfoto/Sun Life Financial)

Last year #SunLifeDunk4Diabetes raised more than $75,000 for the program, and has raised more than $200,000 to date. The campaign is part of Sun Life's growing support of the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program nationally, which Sun Life helped launch in Kansas City, Mo., and Boston, Mass., in 2014. Since the program's launch, over 54,000 people have participated, at nearly 1,700 Ys across the country. To date, Sun Life has donated more than $1.8 million to programs focused on diabetes prevention in the U.S.

To learn more about #SunLifeDunk4Diabetes visit www.celtics.com/SunLifeDunk4Diabetes, or www.sunlife.com/usdiabetes.  

And to get involved in fundraising for this great cause, tweet, retweet, and post the hashtag #SunLifeDunk4Diabetes on Twitter and Facebook during the month of November.

About the Boston Celtics
A charter member of the Basketball Association of America (which evolved into the National Basketball Association) since 1946, the Boston Celtics have won a record 17 NBA Championships, including eight (8) in a row from 1959-1966, winning their first title in 1957 and their most recent in 2008. The Celtics have long stood for equality, and respect, including hiring the first African American Coach and starting the first all black starting five. In addition, 35 former Celtics players, management or staff have been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. In December 2002 the team returned to local ownership for the first time since 1963. For more information, log on to www.celtics.com.

About Sun Life Financial
Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization, providing a diverse range of insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individuals and corporate Clients. 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 June 30, 2017, Sun Life Financial had total assets under management of C$944 billion. For more information, please visit www.sunlife.com.

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

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, absence management, life, dental and vision, voluntary and stop-loss insurance. For more information, please visit www.sunlife.com/us.

Media Contacts:

Devon Portney Fernald
Sun Life Financial
781-416-7151
devon.portney.fernald@sunlife.com

Heather Walker
Boston Celtics
617-854-8072
hwalker@celtics.com

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