Manulife is committed to helping Canadians live healthy and active lives. By raising awareness of heart-related health issues and risk factors, we are empowering Canadians to make decisions that will help them be healthier and live longer.
Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart
Manulife is the title sponsor of the Manulife Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart, the flagship event of the Heart & Stroke Foundation. In 2019, more than 12,500 walkers and cyclists raised over $5 million for life-saving heart and stroke research. Team Manulife – more than 400 employees, family and friends – collectively raised more than $150,000.
RFH participants cycled to power 3D printers. Each printed heart represented an additional donation from Manulife.
Manulife Canada Chief Marketing Officer Stacey Grant-Thompson, centre, presents Heart & Stroke with a cheque for $150,000 raised by Team Manulife.
Heart & Stroke Women’s Initiative
Manulife is a proud Founding Partner of the Heart & Stroke Foundation’s Women’s Initiative. Heart disease and stroke is the #1 cause of premature death for women in Canada. Yet, two thirds of heart disease and stroke clinical research is focused based on men. Women are under-researched, under-diagnosed and under-treated, and dying unnecessarily.
Since its launch in 2019, Manulife has helped raise money to help close the research gap.
RedDAY, presented by Manulife
Every year, on a designated day in June, Manulife employees and community members in Kitchener-Waterloo are encouraged to wear red to raise awareness of women’s heart health and support the Regional Cardiac Care Centre at St. Mary’s General Hospital.
Manulife has been a proud supporter of this event since its inception in 2013. In 2019, RedDAY raised more than $500,000.
Montreal Clinical Research Institute
Together, Manulife and the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) aim to make lives better through two initiatives:
- The IRCM Challenge: a run and walk at Mount Royal, to raise funds for Canadians’ heart health
- Scholarships to IRCM’s Masters and Doctorate students to support the future of cardiac research.