Mass Mutual Supports Breast Cancer Awareness
Philadelphia Cancer Research And Treatment Organization Gets Donation From MassMutual
MassMutual continues support of breast cancer awareness through major donations and innovative programs
The Philadelphphia Chapter of the Susan G. Komen For The Cure will receive $1,500.00 as part of an innovative National Breast Cancer Awareness Month program from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) in the name of Rosemarie Dempsey and Michele Burkholder of uFinancial, a general agency of MassMutual.
“I’m delighted that local women struggling with breast cancer and the agencies that serve them will benefit from our donation and commitment to the cause,” said Rosemarie Dempsey. “We look forward to continuing our support of organizations that provide information and hope to women with breast cancer.”
Michele & Rosemarie whose firm, uFinancial is based in Exton, PA, recently conducted an informative financial seminar “A Women’s Guide to Investing” geared toward women.
Rosemarie & Michele’s efforts are part of a MassMutual program that makes charitable contributions to local breast cancer awareness programs in the names of its local agents who work extensively with women’s groups and women clients. Under the program, MassMutual uses its educational financial seminars for women to also raise awareness of breast cancer.
“We’re very heartened to know that we’re playing a role in educating women about not only their finances but also their health,” said Beth Wood, vice president of MassMutual’s Women’s Markets. “And we’re especially appreciative of Michele & Rosemarie’s efforts in such an important cause.”
MassMutual’s breast cancer awareness initiative is one of many ways it supports women personally, professionally and as business owners. For example, MassMutual continues to be a leader in providing life insurance coverage for breast cancer survivors, updating its underwriting guidelines to reflect the positive long-term survival benefits of early detection and new treatments.
Additionally, MassMutual is recognized as a leader in efforts to improve understanding of women’s diverse financial needs, to support women agents in the field, and to educate women on financial issues. MassMutual sponsors a variety of research and educational projects and events that promote a greater understanding of women’s individual financial needs and how financial services companies can best meet them.
MassMutual’s commitment also includes its sponsorship this past summer in eight U.S. cities of the Danskin Women’s Triathlon series, which donates 10 percent of all entry fees to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. In conjunction with that sponsorship, MassMutual donated several thousand dollars to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation on behalf of the triathlon participants who attended MassMutual’s seminar, “Pearls of Wisdom®.”
About MassMutual Financial Group
MassMutual Financial Group is the fleet name for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its affiliates, with more than $500 billion in assets under management at year-end 2007. Assets under management include assets and certain external investment funds managed by MassMutual’s subsidiaries.
Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a mutually owned financial protection, accumulation and income management company headquartered in Springfield, Mass. MassMutual’s major affiliates include: OppenheimerFunds, Inc.; Babson Capital Management LLC; Baring Asset Management Limited; Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC; MML Investors Services, Inc., MassMutual International LLC and The MassMutual Trust Company, FSB. MassMutual is on the Internet at www.massmutual.com.