BANKERS LIFE AND CASUALTY COMPANY INCREASES ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION SUPPORT TO $338,000
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
CHICAGO (August 12, 2010) - 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 2010 to $338,000.
Forget Me Not Days® event brought in donations of more than
$238,000 for the Alzheimer's Association. 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.
"At Bankers Life and Casualty Company, our agents and employees
witness firsthand the effects that Alzheimer's disease has on our
customers, their families and their caregivers," said Scott Perry,
president of Bankers. "That's why we established Forget Me Not Days
and partnered with the Alzheimer's Association to help support
their mission of advancing research and providing patient and
caregiver assistance. Our employees and agents across the country
are committed to doing what it takes to fight this disease and give
something back to our customers and our communities."
In its eighth record-breaking year, Forget
Me Not Days saw more than 1,000 Bankers volunteers collect
donations at locations in more than 130 cities on May 14 and 15.
Since the fundraiser's start in 2003, Bankers has supported the
Association with more than $2 million for care, education and
"With more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer's,
the commitment to raising funds and awareness by Bankers and their
employees is appreciated," said Angela Geiger, Chief Strategy
Officer for the Alzheimer's Association. "The number of people with
Alzheimer's will continue to increase dramatically as the baby
boomer generation reaches the age of greatest risk, making the
importance of funding care, support and research for Alzheimer's
About the Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer's Association is the 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
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., offers a broad portfolio of life and health
insurance retirement products designed especially for seniors.
Visit us online at www.bankers.com.