BANKERS LIFE AND CASUALTY COMPANY SUPPORTS ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION WITH OVER $250,000
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
CHICAGO (Jun. 11, 2007) - Through its annual
street corner fundraiser and a separate corporate donation, Bankers
Life and Casualty Company is supporting the Alzheimer's Association
with over $250,000.
Bankers' annual Forget Me Not Days® event raised just over
$167,000 for local chapters of the Alzheimer's Association. In
addition, Bankers recognized the Association on a national level
with a $100,000 unrestricted donation to aid in the support of the
"Bankers customers are America's seniors," said Scott Perry,
president of Bankers. "Our research has shown that the fear of
contracting Alzheimer's is the number one fear of aging. Our
longstanding partnership with the Alzheimer's Association is
important to help us support our customers by engaging in the
issues that concern them the most."
In its fifth record-breaking year, Forget Me Not Days saw more
than 1,000 Bankers volunteers collect donations at locations in
over 90 U.S. cities on May 18 and 19. Donations stay in the
community, with one-hundred percent of the proceeds funding local
Alzheimer's Association chapter programs and services.
"We're very proud of the support that we've been able to offer
the Association," said Perry. "Their goals of increasing awareness,
supporting caregivers and funding research are in the best
interests of all seniors and go hand in hand with our own
commitment to the senior market."
"As a business actively involved with senior Americans, Bankers
is a much-needed partner to the Alzheimer's Association," said Mark
Germano, of the Alzheimer's Association. "They understand the
devastation that Alzheimer's has on its victims and their loved
Ninety-five percent of what we know about Alzheimer's has been
discovered in the last 15 years, and Germano says the Association
has made possible a new hope for achieving major breakthroughs and
real progress toward prevention in the near future.
"The Forget Me Not Days event is important to raise the public's
awareness of Alzheimer's and to help us fund local programs and
services that improve care for those with the disease," said
Germano. "With the help of their unrestricted gift of $100,000, we
can continue to make significant strides in advancing research on
prevention and treatment, improving services and care for families
living with the disease, and mobilizing support among policy
About the Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health
organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our mission
is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of
research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected;
and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain
health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's. For more
information, visit www.alz.org.
About Bankers Life and Casualty Company
Established in 1879, Bankers is a subsidiary of Conseco, Inc.
Bankers focuses exclusively on the insurance needs of seniors by
offering a broad portfolio of health and life insurance and
retirement savings products designed especially for seniors. Visit
Bankers online at http://www.bankers.com/.