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Celebrating 15 years of Bankers Life Forget Me Not Days®

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We’re excited to announce our annual Bankers Life Forget Me Not Days® fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association® will be held nationwide on Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3, 2017. Annually during this signature campaign, our agents and associates hit the streets to collect donations for the Alzheimer’s Association. In exchange, our volunteers hand out packets of forget-me-not flower seeds for donors to plant in honor or in memory of someone with Alzheimer’s disease.

In celebration of this year’s campaign, here’s a look at Forget Me Not Days by the numbers:

15

The number of years we’ve held this fundraiser. What started as a grassroots effort in 2003 has blossomed into a national fundraiser over the past 15 years.

170

The number of cities across the country where our agents, associates and volunteers collected donations during the 2016 Forget Me Not Days event. This number has grown from seven cities in 2003.

1,600

The number of Bankers Life agents, associates and Alzheimer’s Association volunteers who hit the streets in 2016 to collect donations. This fundraiser has personal meaning for our agents and associates as they witness firsthand the health and financial impact that Alzheimer’s has on our customers, their families and caregivers.

5,000

The number of NBA Indiana Pacers fans who received forget-me-not flower seeds at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana, this year. Annually since 2012, we have worked with the Fieldhouse and the Association’s Greater Indiana Chapter to help the stadium “Go Purple” for Alzheimer’s.

$450,000

The amount Bankers Life raised in 2016 for the Alzheimer’s Association. Donations fund the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.

$4.5 million

The amount Bankers Life has helped raise for the Alzheimer’s Association since 2003. We’ve raised this through Forget Me Not Days collections and corporate donations.

$259 billion

The amount Alzheimer’s and other dementias will cost the nation in 2017. These costs could rise as high as $1.1 trillion by 2050.*

If you’re interested in supporting the Alzheimer’s Association and participating in Bankers Life Forget Me Not Days, look for our agents and associates in your community on June 2 and 3. We’ll be wearing green gardening aprons and collecting donations. If you can’t catch us out and about, you can also donate online here. 100% of your Bankers Life Forget Me Not Days contribution benefits the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Source: Alzheimer’s Association, Quick Facts, http://www.alz.org/facts/, 2017.