Joining the Fight Against Alzheimer's at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
(Bankers Life Forget Me Not Days to Benefit the Alzheimer's Association)
CHICAGO, March 21, 2013
CHICAGO, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Bankers Life and Casualty Company's
annual Forget Me Not Days® event to benefit the Alzheimer's Association will
tip off on Friday, March 22^nd at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The first 8,000 fans in attendance for the Indiana Pacers vs. Milwaukee Bucks
game will receive a packet of Forget-Me-Not flower seeds to take home and
plant in honor of families across Indiana who are facing Alzheimer's.
More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease including
120,000 people in Indiana alone. As the population ages, these numbers are
projected to exponentially increase, according to the Alzheimer's Association.
"The staggering statistics further open our eyes to the destructive track this
disease is on," said Scott Perry, president of Bankers Life, the national life
and health insurer. "That is why each year we make a commitment to raise
money to support the Alzheimer's Association and its local chapters through
Forget Me Not Days fundraising and corporate donations."
Since 2003, Bankers Life has supported the Alzheimer's Association with nearly
$3 million for care, education and research programs.
"Thousands of Hoosiers struggling with Alzheimer's disease use our services at
no cost each year. We rely on donations to provide this care, support and
education as researchers work tirelessly to find a cure," Alzheimer's
Association Greater Indiana Chapter Executive Director Heather Hershberger
said. "Bankers Life and Casualty Company is a key supporter. We are grateful
for the company's commitment to our vision: a world without Alzheimer's
In May, more than 1,000 Bankers Life agents and employees across 180 U.S.
cities will go out into the community to collect donations for local chapters
of the Alzheimer's Association and raise awareness of the disease. Volunteers
will hand out packets of Forget-Me-Not flower seeds in exchange for the
Last year, the annual street corner fundraiser brought in donations of more
than $320,000 for the Association and almost 300,000 seed packets were handed
out to donors and passersby.
About Bankers Life and Casualty Company
Established in 1879 in Chicago, Bankers Life and Casualty Company focuses on
the insurance needs of the retirement market. The nationwide company, a
subsidiary of CNO Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CNO), offers a broad portfolio
of health and life insurance and annuities designed especially for retirees.
To learn more, visit Bankers.com.
About the Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health
organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Its mission is to
eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide
and enhance care and support for all affected; to advocate for policy change;
and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. For
more information, visit alz.org.
SOURCE Bankers Life and Casualty Company
Contact: Jennifer Born, Bankers Life and Casualty Company, +1-312-396-7089,
J.firstname.lastname@example.org; or Brittany Kapps, Alzheimer's Association Greater
Indiana Chapter, +1-800-272-3900, Bkapps@alz.org
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