Manulife Sponsors Breast-Cancer Awareness in Hong Kong

Manulife proud to be pink to boost breast-cancer awareness

Hong Kong — Once again, Manulife showed its solid support for the Hong Kong Cancer Fund’s awareness-raising “Dress Pink Day”, with many of its employees turning up to work in something pink — either a complete clothing item or an accessory — and making a donation to the charity.

“At Manulife, we encourage everyone to join us in being proud to be pink and wave the flag for breast-cancer awareness every October. This is a cause that has touched many of us one way or another and we are all committed to giving something back and supporting the free breast-cancer services that will continue to change lives now and in the future,” remarked Helena Lee, Assistant Vice President, Corporate Communications, Manulife (International) Limited.

She went on to say: “We pride ourselves on having been officially designated a ‘Caring Company’ title from the Hong Kong Council of Social Service since 2002; it recognizes the caring spirit that comes so naturally to all who work here.”

Manulife has been an active supporter of the Hong Kong Cancer Fund for 16 years and has backed the “Pink Revolution” since 2008. The idea behind it is that wearing something in such a striking colour will be a conversation-starter that will lead people to talk about the disease, and show how determined the campaign’s supporters are to the fight against it.

Founded in 1987, the Hong Kong Cancer Fund is one of Hong Kong’s leading cancer-care organizations. The “Pink Revolution” is its annual breast-cancer awareness and fund-raising campaign to promote the importance of early detection and raise money towards its free breast-cancer support services.

About Manulife (International) Limited
Manulife (International) Limited is a member of the Manulife Financial group of companies.

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 (HK$4,183 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.

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