January 23, 2018
Hong Kong — For the 23rd consecutive year, Manulife has come out in support of the annual Walk for Millions charity drive. More than 2,000 agents, employees and friends and family members made the 10 km walk last weekend to raise funds for the social welfare agencies that provide family and child welfare services under the umbrella of the Hong Kong Community Chest.
Participants left Hong Kong Stadium in a joyous mood, which was sustained as they passed through Wong Nai Chung Gap Road, Black’s Link and Aberdeen Reservoir Road to finish at Aberdeen Country Park Visitors Centre. Members of the Manulife management team handed out refreshments at designated stops to show their appreciation and support.
Guy Mills, Chief Executive Officer of Manulife Hong Kong, commented: “With a vision of building a caring society, Manulife is committed to serving those in need in our community. I am very proud of the social responsibility demonstrated by so many Manulifers in supporting this worthy cause year after year. It is also an opportunity for people to get out and enjoy our beautiful countryside.”
Manulife has so far been awarded the “Challenge Cup - Overall Top Fund-raiser” nine times, with a total of more than HK$16 million raised. In addition, the number of Manulife participants has trebled over the years, making the Walk for Millions one of the most popular annual charity events for Manulifers.
Wilton Kee, Chairman of Manulife’s Walk for Millions Organizing Committee, said: “We are delighted that our employees and agents consistently embrace the Walk for Millions event. Their devotion to giving back to the community and helping those in need resulted in another successful turn-out this year and re-affirmed our long-standing support for this very worthwhile cause.”
All funds raised through Walk for Millions go to support 24 Community Chest member organizations in providing family and child-welfare services that encourage closer bonds within disadvantaged families.
More than 2,000 company agents and employees and their families and friends joined the walk to raise funds for the Community Chest.
Senior executives served food and drinks to the walkers at the midway point.
About Manulife Hong Kong
Manulife Hong Kong offers a diverse range of protection and wealth products and services to individual and corporate customers via Manulife (International) Limited, Manulife Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited and Manulife Provident Funds Trust Company Limited, which are members of the Manulife group of companies.
Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people achieve their dreams and aspirations by putting customers' needs first and providing the right advice and solutions. We operate primarily as John Hancock in the United States and Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance, as well as wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2017, we had approximately 34,000 employees, 73,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving more than 26 million customers. As of December 31, 2017, we had over C$1.04 trillion (HK$6.48 trillion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made C$26.7 billion in payments to our customers. Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 100 years. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.