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Strikeout Diabetes

Every 21 seconds, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with diabetes. To raise awareness, Sun Life is once again teaming up with Royals Charities for the Strikeout Diabetes fundraising campaign, which benefits a different Kansas City-area nonprofit organization each year.

In 2018, Strikeout Diabetes will support the American Diabetes Association - Kansas City's efforts to prevent and cure diabetes and to support those impacted by the disease. For each strikeout thrown by a Kansas City pitcher during the regular season, Sun Life will donate $21.

Let's cheer on our Royals pitchers as we join efforts in the fight against diabetes! Join us and use #StrikeoutDiabetes on social media. For more information about Sun Life's commitment to diabetes, please visit

About Sun Life Financial

Sun Life is proud to take a leadership role in the awareness, prevention, education and care of diabetes. Our purpose is to help our clients achieve financial security and live healthier lives, and our focus on diabetes helps children and adults take charge of their health and create a better future for themselves. Since we announced our focused support in this area, we have committed over $17 million toward the cause globally.

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 Follow Sun Life's Facebook (@SLFUnitedStates), Twitter (@SunLifeUS), or Instagram (@Sunlifeus) account for weekly strike count updates!

About the American Diabetes Association

Nearly half of American adults have diabetes or prediabetes; more than 30 million adults and children have diabetes; and every 21 seconds, another individual is diagnosed with diabetes in the U.S. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nation's leading voluntary health organization whose mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The ADA drives discovery by funding research to treat, manage and prevent all types of diabetes, as well as to search for cures; raises voice to the urgency of the diabetes epidemic; and works to safeguard policies and programs that protect people with diabetes. In addition, the ADA supports people living with diabetes, those at risk of developing diabetes, and the health care professionals who serve them through information and programs that can improve health outcomes and quality of life. For more information, please call the ADA at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish. Find us on Facebook (@adakansascity), Twitter (@ADAKansasCity) and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn).