BANKERS LIFE AND CASUALTY COMPANY TO BE HONORED AS PREMIER CORPORATE SPONSOR OF ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION'S RITA HAYWORTH GALA
Saturday, October 5, 2002
Actor Dick Van Dyke To
CHICAGO (May 10, 2002) - Bankers Life and
Casualty Company will be honored as the Alzheimer's Association's
Premier Corporate Sponsor at its 15th annual Rita Hayworth Gala in
Chicago. The May 11 gala will be hosted by Princess Yasmin Aga
Khan, Rita Hayworth's daughter.
Bankers Life and Casualty Company, a Chicago-based provider of
health, life and annuity products designed especially for seniors,
has made a substantial long term commitment to the Alzheimer's
Multiple Emmy Award winning actor and Bankers spokesperson Dick
Van Dyke will present the Alzheimer's award to Bankers President
and CEO Ed Berube at the banquet. Dick joined Bankers as its
official spokesperson in May 2001.
Stephen McConnell, interim president and CEO of the Alzheimer's
Association, said, "We appreciate Bankers significant contribution
to the Alzheimer's Association and our Rita Hayworth Gala. Their
support will help the association raise much-needed funds to
support research and increase awareness of this debilitating
disease." The Alzheimer's Association is the only national health
organization exclusively focused on Alzheimer's - a disease that
affects 1 in 10 people over age 65. All monies raised through the
Rita Hayworth Gala go directly to support research efforts, public
awareness and caregiver support.
"We feel very privileged to receive this award," said Bankers
President and CEO, Ed Berube. "We are excited about our new
relationship with the Alzheimer's Association and our sponsorship
of the Rita Hayworth Gala. The association's 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."
Established in 1879 and headquartered at the historic
Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago, Bankers Life and Casualty
Company focuses exclusively on the financial security needs of
seniors. The company offers a broad portfolio of health and life
insurance and retirement savings products designed especially for
seniors. These products are distributed through a national network
of professionally trained company agents. Visit us online at www.bankers.com.