Field Goal Friday


Sun Life and the Canadian Football League (CFL) have partnered for an exciting new contest, the Sun Life Financial Kick Diabetes program, and they have chosen JDRF as their charity of choice! The contest launched August 22, 2013 and continues through to November 2, 2013. Entrants have the opportunity to win CFL jerseys, which will be given away once a week, and a grand prize of one pair of season tickets, for the 2014 CFL season, to the winner’s team of choice.  For your chance to win, please visit and fill out an entry form. You will be able to opt-in to receive healthy active living communications for your chance to win a second entry, for a maximum of two entries per person.

Here’s how it works:

With the Grey Cup turning 101 this year, Sun Life Financial will make a donation of $101 to JDRF every time a successful field goal is kicked during the 2013 regular CFL season. At the end of the season these kicks will be tallied and the donations, up to a total of $40,000, will be given to the JDRF locations whose teams kicked the field goals.

Get Involved!

You can get involved in the Sun Life Financial Kick Diabetes program by ‘donating a kick’ to your home team when you enter the contest. Log on to and when you enter you can select your favorite team to help them win the most kicks. Sun Life Financial will donate an additional $10,000 to JDRF diabetes prevention research in the city whose team has the most donated kicks at the end of the regular season.

Thank you Sun Life Financial for creating this contest and giving the community an opportunity to help JDRF kick diabetes through the support of preventative research!  For updates on the Sun Life Financial Kick Diabetes program, please visit our blog, as we will be posting monthly updates!

Lets turn type one into type none