Rowena Chan, Honorary Chair of the 2019 Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF, on her commitment to the T1D community

It has only been a few months since Rowena Chan started as Senior Vice-President of Sun Life Distributors, and she has already decided to step into the role of Honorary Chair for the Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF.

Our Honorary Chair plays a vital role in driving the overall success of our signature walk event. This exceptional corporate leader inspires their organization to form teams and walk in the largest diabetes fundraising event in Canada.

 “It’s incredibly humbling to be at the forefront of this dynamic movement, rallying our employees to come together to help defeat this disease,” says Rowena.

This is the sixth year that Sun Life has been a proud partner of the Walk, and their second year as the National Title sponsor. Rowena’s engagement as the Walk’s Honorary Chair continues to solidify their strong commitment to JDRF’s mission and to the fight against diabetes as part of their overall purpose of helping clients achieve lifetime financial security and live healthier lives. “Teaming up with JDRF is a natural fit for Sun Life. We want to help accelerate research breakthroughs to help alter the course of this disease and potentially find a cure,” says Rowena.

As Chair, Rowena will rally Canadians as well as Sun Life employees, advisors and clients to help raise awareness and critical funds for type 1 diabetes. “So much has been accomplished in recent years; we need everyone’s help to continue this momentum,” Rowena says. “I’ll be at the Toronto Walk on June 9. Register now and join me in the fight against diabetes either in Toronto or at one of the local Walks happening across the country. Together, we can move the dial on diabetes research and care.”

At JDRF we look forward to working with Rowena and Sun Life to raise these vital funds, and hope you will join us too.

To find your local Walk event, click here.

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