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TU Group to Grant 10 Travel Wishes in Support of Make-A-Wish(R) Canada

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/19/14 -- In recognition of its 50th anniversary, TU Group, a longtime national partner of Make-A-Wish® Canada, has committed to raising $100,000 to grant a travel wish to a courageous child battling a life-threatening medical condition in each province. The company's Wishes Across Canada initiative has already raised over $30,000 towards its $100,000 goal.

"We are honoured to have such a generous partner in TU Group whose employees, brokers and customers are so thoughtfully committed to supporting our magical wish-granting mission," said Jennifer Ritter, CEO, Make-A-Wish Canada. "We congratulate TU Group on their 50th anniversary and thank them for their significant support in making more life-affirming wishes come true."

The next fundraising initiative as part of the 50th anniversary campaign will see 30 TU Group employees challenge themselves in the grueling Tough Mudder competition this summer. With a fundraising target of $17,950, TU Group will be one step closer to its goal of granting more travel wishes like 16-year-old Ontarian, Jorie, acute promyelocytic leukemia, who wished to go to Hawaii to see turtles and float down a lazy river.

"At TU Group, we're incredibly excited to bring our Tough Mudder team together to fundraise for Wishes Across Canada," said Mike Starko, executive director, TU Group. "Our team's commitment and passion to help children like Jorie experience memorable travel wishes, makes all the mud, icy water and fire worth it!"

Click here to learn more about TU Group's Wishes Across Canada initiative and to sponsor your favourite Mudder.

About Make-A-Wish® Canada

Make-A-Wish Canada is a dynamic wish-granting organization that brings hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Along with the national office, eight (8) regional chapters grant magical wishes to children in need from coast to coast. Make-A-Wish Canada is an affiliate of Make-A-Wish® International. Make-A-Wish® is the largest wish-granting organization in the world, making dreams and wishes come true for more than 334,000 children since 1980. For more information, please visit www.makeawish.ca.

About TU Group

TU Group is a premier provider of travel medical insurance for wish children whose wish is to travel. TU Group is the parent company of Travel Underwriters, OneWorld Assist and TravelGold Mexico. For half a century, we've insured millions of travellers and as the obvious choice for travel insurance, we understand the changing needs of travellers, partners and employees. We adapt with market-driven solutions, giving travellers the confidence to experience their world. TU Group is designated as a Canada's Best Managed Company.

Click here to read this news release in French.

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Contacts:
Make-A-Wish(R) Canada
Deborah Waines
Officer, Marketing & Communications
416.224.9474 ext. 111
deborah.waines@makeawish.ca

TU Group
Amber Robinson
Director of Communications
604.303.7055
arob@tugroup.com

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