Bankers Life and Casualty Company Increases Alzheimer's Association Support to
CHICAGO, July 30, 2013
CHICAGO, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Through its annual street corner
fundraiser and a separate corporate donation, Bankers Life and Casualty
Company has increased its support to the Alzheimer's Association^® in 2013 to
Bankers' annual Forget Me Not Days^® event brought in donations of $326,500
for the Alzheimer's Association, up slightly from 2012. In addition, Bankers
– the national life and health insurer focusing on the retirement market –
recognized the Association with a $100,000 donation to aid in the support of
the Association's mission.
"Contracting Alzheimer's is a top fear of aging," said Scott Perry, President
of Bankers. "Our customers and their families are impacted every day by the
devastating effects of this disease. Our longstanding partnership with the
Alzheimer's Association is important to help us support our customers in
Bankers communities across the country by engaging in the issues that concern
them the most, and supporting the remarkable work by the Association to find a
cure and provide support."
In its 11th year, Forget Me Not Days saw more than 1,000 Bankers agents,
employees and Alzheimer's Association volunteers collect donations at
locations in more than 160 U.S. cities in May. Since the fundraiser's start in
2003, Bankers has supported the Association with over $3.3 million for care,
education and research programs.
"The dedication of Bankers Life and Casualty Company and all of their
employees who participate in Forget Me Not Days year-over-year is always
impressive and appreciated," said Angela Geiger, Chief Strategy Officer,
Alzheimer's Association. "This effort provides resources to individuals and
families across the county who are impacted by Alzheimer's and advances
critically needed Alzheimer's Research."
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 www.alz.org.
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.
SOURCE Bankers Life and Casualty Company
Contact: Barbara Ciesemier, Bankers Life and Casualty Company, Ph:
312-396-7461 OR Kate Meyer, Alzheimer's Association, Ph: 312-604-2435
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