Monday, September 21, 2009

Scarborough, ME (September 21, 2009) - Bankers Life and Casualty Company's Scarborough branch sales office recently raised $6,500 for the Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter as part of the company's annual Forget Me Not Days® fundraiser.

The Scarborough office ranked among the company's top 10 fundraisers in the event, which united the insurer's Chicago-based home office with its branch sales offices nationwide in raising money for their local Alzheimer's Association chapter.

Scott Barker, Branch Sales Manager for the Scarborough office, commented that the event was a true team effort with all of the branch's agents participating. Working closely with representatives from the Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter, they created a successful fundraiser, which included a golf outing and raffle. Many who donated knew others living with Alzheimer's and made their contributions in appreciation for the money-raising effort.

"We get a great deal of satisfaction from giving our time to this cause," explained Barker. "It's not only an opportunity to raise funds and awareness for the disease, but to also give back to the community we serve, with 100 percent of the donations going to the Alzheimer's Association."

"We are grateful to have the support of Bankers Life and Casualty's Scarborough sales office," said Cathy McGuckin, Manager, Development/Special Events for the Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter. "They took the initiative to create a successful fundraiser that will help us provide services to our community and help raise awareness of Alzheimer's and the importance of early detection."

About the Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter

The Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter serves the entire state of Maine. More than 37,000 Mainers have Alzheimer's, and the disease also impacts an estimated 147,000 family members and friends caring for them. Alzheimer's can be overwhelming and isolating, especially in the rural areas of the state. People seeking connection, information and resources about Alzheimer's and caregiving rely on the free services of the Maine Chapter. These services make a difference in the quality of life for those with Alzheimer's and those who support and care for them. They include a toll-free, 24 x 7 Helpline, care consultation, 40 support groups across the state, educational programming for professional healthcare providers, family caregivers and safety staff.

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.


Scott Barker