Healthy Living

As a leading insurance provider and longstanding principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock is committed to fostering a culture of health. By developing products and supporting initiatives that reaffirm this goal, we strive to improve the quality of life for present and future generations. 

John Hancock is partnering with The Urban Farming Institute of Boston (UFI), a social innovation organization that supports the development of urban farming (the growing of agricultural products for income). One of its programs is the Urban Farmer Training Program, which gives residents the opportunity to engage in direct, hands-on learning on small quarter-acre plots. UFI sees it as a springboard for individuals for whom traditional job models don’t work, thereby fostering innovation and entrepreneurship. 

There is strong evidence that a nutritious and well-balanced diet is one of the best ways to live a longer, healthier life. We understand it can be difficult to make healthy choices in the moment. That’s why John Hancock is collaborating with the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University to offer John Hancock Vitality customers access to nutrition information and guidance to help them incorporate healthy eating into their daily lives. This collaboration is part of the Healthyfood benefit, an extension of the John Hancock Vitality program, which helps customers improve their eating habits by rewarding them for making healthy food choices.

The Road to Wellness hosted by the Dimock Center and sponsored by John Hancock, aims to inspire mental and physical health through fitness and exercise while embracing the diverse culture and strong sense of community in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood. In addition to a 5K run or 2-mile walk, the event features a kid’s fun run, live music and entertainment, and a festival where attendees can receive health screenings, talk to experts about health and fitness, and explore offerings from area businesses.

Special Olympics

In connection with Special Olympics Massachusetts, John Hancock has been a proud sponsor of the Jolly Jaunt 5k since 2012. The Boston Jolly Jaunt is part of the Run to Boston Race Series that raises money for the athletes of Special Olympics. All funds raised through the race series go directly to athletes with intellectual disabilities that Special Olympics support. The race is a holiday themed 5k that begins on the Boston Common, travels through the Back Bay and then finishes back on the Boston Common for prizes and awards.

Red Sox

Anyone who visits legendary Fenway Park – or watches a game on TV – knows exactly where the famous John Hancock signature stands. High above the centerfield scoreboard, the John Hancock sign has become an iconic symbol in one of America’s most storied ballparks. For nearly a quarter century, the Sox and John Hancock have worked closely together for the benefit of the team, the business, and the community.