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2016 Boston Marathon Fundraising Raises $30.6 Million

Boston Marathon Fundraising Raises $30.6 Million in 2016 Race

 

BOSTON, June 30, 2016‰ÛÓParticipants running on behalf of more than 200 non-profit organizations
raised $30.6 million for charity this year in the 120th
running of the Boston Marathon.  The overall total includes $16.5
million raised through the Boston Athletic Association‰Ûªs Official
Charity Program, $11.26 million raised through John Hancock‰Ûªs
Marathon Non-Profit Program, and $2.8 million raised by qualified and
other invitational runners. 

The
majority of the fundraising runners gained entry through the B.A.A.‰Ûªs
Official Charity Program and John Hancock‰Ûªs Marathon Non-Profit Program,
which provide
non-profits with guaranteed entries (‰ÛÏbibs‰Û) that enable runners to
fundraise for their organizations. 

Among
the charitable organizations benefiting from the B.A.A‰Ûªs Official
Charity Program in 2016 were Brigham and Women‰Ûªs Hospital, MetroWest
YMCA, and Tenacity.

‰ÛÏAs
stewards to the world’s oldest annual marathon, the B.A.A. and our
principal sponsor John Hancock Financial are proud to invest in our
local community by
providing invitational entries into the Boston Marathon to be used by
selected non-profit organizations,‰Û said Tom Grilk, B.A.A. Executive
Director. ‰ÛÏThe fundraising total is testament to the effort of these
dedicated participants and the recognition by donors
of what it means to train for and run our race. We salute and celebrate
the tremendous fundraising achievement of these organizations, and we
are honored to support their important work.”

John
Hancock-sponsored runners ran to benefit organizations including: US
Fund for UNICEF, Alzheimer‰Ûªs Association MA/NH Chapter, and Citizen
Schools. 

Team
John Hancock, consisting of 131 employee runners, raised funds for the
Boys & Girls Club of Boston and the Ron Burton Training Village.  In
addition, 36
employee runners from parent company Manulife ran on behalf of Pathways
to Education Canada. 

‰ÛÏOur company theme for the 120th
Boston Marathon, ‰Û÷Endurance,‰Ûª celebrates the journey and commitment
each participant makes to reach the finish line.
Our non-profit runners are to be celebrated as well for their
generosity of spirit, giving back to the wider community, and we are
grateful for their contributions,‰Û said Craig Bromley, President of John
Hancock. ‰ÛÏIn our 31st year as the principal
sponsor of this iconic race, we are proud to continue to provide
meaningful support to our community partners through our non-profit
program.‰Û

Over
the past 31 years, the official B.A.A. Charity Program and John
Hancock‰Ûªs Non-Profit Program have combined to raise more than $293
million for community-based
organizations. 

For
the fifth consecutive year, John Hancock utilized a centralized online
platform to capture fundraising through a partnership with CrowdRise (www.crowdrise.com/2016bostonmarathon),
the world‰Ûªs largest and fastest growing online platform dedicated exclusively to charitable fundraising.  

 

 

About the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.)

Established
in 1887, the Boston Athletic Association is a non-profit organization
with a mission of promoting a healthy lifestyle through sports,
especially running. The
B.A.A.‰Ûªs Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon, and the
organization manages other local events and supports comprehensive
charity, youth, and year-round running programs, including high
performance athletes and running club. Since 1986, the
principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon has been John Hancock
Financial. The Boston Marathon is part of the Abbott World Marathon
Majors, along with the international marathons in Tokyo, London, Berlin,
Chicago, and New York City. The 121th Boston Marathon
will be held on Monday, April 17, 2017. For more information on the
B.A.A., please visit
www.baa.org.

 

About John Hancock Financial and Manulife

John
Hancock Financial is a division of Manulife, a leading Canada-based
financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and
the United States. Operating
as Manulife in Canada and Asia, and primarily as John Hancock in the
United States, our group of companies offers clients a diverse range of
financial protection products and wealth management services through its
extensive network of employees, agents and
distribution partners. Assets under management and administration by
Manulife and its subsidiaries were $904 billion (US $697 billion) as at
March 31, 2016. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as ‘MFC’ on the
TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under ‘945’ on the SEHK.
Manulife can be found on the Internet at manulife.com.

The
John Hancock unit, through its insurance companies, comprises one of
the largest life insurers in the United States. John Hancock offers and
administers a broad range
of financial products, including life insurance, annuities,
investments, 401(k) plans, long-term care insurance, college savings,
and other forms of business insurance. Additional information about John
Hancock may be found at johnhancock.com.

 

 

For more information about the Boston Marathon:

www.johnhancock.com/bostonmarathon/index.html              Twitter @jhboston26

www.baa.org                                                                    Twitter @bostonmarathon

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