Get in the know with You Check

First of its kind, online health awareness tool helps men make small changes 
to improve their health 
TORONTO, June 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Thanks to Sun Life Financial's support, Canadian 
men can now use You Check - a quick, free, anonymous online tool - to easily 
assess their risk for serious illnesses by answering a few simple questions. 
You Check - the world's first men's online health awareness tool - provides 
men with a customized report, suggestions for how to improve their quality of 
life and advice on how to establish healthy habits. 
"With 70% of men's health issues being preventable, we are proud to support 
You Check as a way to bring early attention to the risk factors of certain 
diseases and promote a healthy lifestyle for Canadian men," said Paul Joliat, 
Assistant Vice-President, Philanthropy & Sponsorships, Sun Life Financial. 
You Check, created by the University of British Columbia (UBC) and launched by 
the new Canadian Men's Health Foundation (CMHF), enables men to assess their 
risk for serious illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, depression, 
erectile dysfunction, prostate cancer, low testosterone and osteoporosis. 
"As part of our philanthropic support, primarily aimed at diabetes awareness 
and prevention, we're thrilled to be part of an initiative that could make all 
the difference in someone's life," said Joliat. 
About You Check
You Check is programmed to analyze medical factors and answers relating to 
family history, and symptoms to produce a personal risk profile and make 
recommendations such as visiting a physician if necessary. It's an 
evidence-based educational resource that has the potential to change the way 
Canadian men examine their health now and in the future. 
Risk factors for certain diseases vary widely between men and women, which is 
why You Check has the potential to be such a powerful tool. For example, 
Canadian men, on average, experience nine years of poor health and disability 
before death, are 40% more likely to die from cancer than women, and are 57% 
more likely to die from diabetes. 
In 2009 the Men's Health Initiative of British Columbia was formed by the UBC 
with a goal of helping men feel better and live healthier. Now launching as 
the CMHF, their national awareness campaign, Don't Change Much, is encouraging 
men to make small, healthy lifestyle changes that will profoundly impact their 
lives. 
The CMHF will work closely with the UBC to oversee pilot testing of You Check 
and work is underway to complete a similar tool for women in approximately a 
year. 
For tips and tools for healthy living, visit BrighterLife.ca. 
About Sun Life Financial
Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization 
providing a diverse range of protection and wealth products and services to 
individuals and corporate customers. Sun Life Financial and its partners have 
operations in key 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 March 31, 
2014 the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under 
management of $671 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. 
Note to Editors: All figures in Canadian dollars. 
 

SOURCE  Sun Life Financial Inc. 
Media Relations Contact:  Joanna Marie Nicholson Senior Communications 
Specialist Corporate Communications T 416-204-3779 joanna.nicholson@sunlife.com 
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