Q&A with Allison Brown, Walk to End Alzheimer’s
September 26, 2016
Bankers Life is a proud national sponsor of the Alzheimer’s Association. Since 2003, we’ve helped raise more than $4.1 million for the Association through our annual Forget Me Not Days fundraiser and corporate donations. Participation in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s is another way for Bankers Life to show its commitment.
Allison Brown, a Chicago Bankers Life associate, has taken a leadership role this year in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. She serves on the Chicago walk committee and is the Team Captain for the Chicago Bankers Life associate walk team. To date, she’s personally raised over $1,200! We sat down with Allison to learn more about what motivates her support of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Q: What’s your position within Bankers Life and how long have you worked for the company?
A: I’m currently a care management specialist supervisor for the long-term care claims department. I’ve worked here for almost four years in different roles.
Q: What inspires you to be such a fervent supporter of the Alzheimer's Association?
A: Professionally, I’m a clinical social worker, so I’ve always had an innate drive to help others. Personally, my grandmother has this terrible disease. My family and I have seen the progression and it’s quite devastating. I don’t wish it on anyone.
Q: You’ve collected over $1,200 in donations for the Walk to End Alzheimer's. The average walker collects just 10% of that amount. How have you collected such an impressive amount?
A: I honestly can say that I didn’t have to work that hard to collect this much! I have the best group of friends and family who have generously donated. I also have a very supportive group of coworkers who have donated.
Q: What is your favorite part of participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer's?
A: The feeling when you walk up to the festivities first thing that morning. The past couple of years have been a little cool in the morning right on the water, and the excitement in the air is palpable.
Q: How has Bankers Life's partnership with the Alzheimer's Association influenced you?
A: I was somewhat oblivious to the number of people affected by this disease prior to coming to Bankers. As I began reviewing claim material as a care management specialist, I realized how prevalent it is in the elderly population. Not too long after that, my grandmother began showing signs, so it seemed natural for me to become more involved. My next goal is to motivate more people to join this cause and come out for the walk.
Thank you, Allison, for your committment to the Alzheimer's Association!
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