BANKERS LIFE AND CASUALTY COMPANY INCREASES SUPPORT OF ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION TO MORE THAN $329,000
Chicago, IL (JULY 29, 2009) - Through
its annual street corner fundraiser and a separate corporate
donation, Bankers Life and Casualty Company has increased its
support to the Alzheimer's Association in 2009 to more than
Bankers' annual Forget Me Not
Days® event increased its donations over last year by
13%, to just over $229,000 for the Alzheimer's Association. In
addition, Bankers - the national life and health insurer focusing
on the retirement market - recognized the Association with a
$100,000 donation to aid in the support of the Association's
"The Alzhiemer's Association is doing
remarkable work to advance research and provide patient and
caregiver assistance, and we're proud to support their agenda,"
said Scott Perry, president of Bankers. "Alzheimer's has a
significant impact on our customers, and the growth of our Forget
Me Not Days event shows our employees and agents across the country
are committed to doing what it takes to fight this disease and give
something back to our customers and our communities."
In its seventh record-breaking year,
Forget Me Not Days saw more than 1,000 Bankers volunteers collect
donations at locations in 116 U.S. cities on May 15 and 16. Since
the fundraiser's start in 2003, Bankers has supported the
Association with more than $1.7 million for care, education and
"The Alzheimer's Association
appreciates Bankers efforts to raise awareness and funds for a
disease that impacts as many as 5.3 million Americans," said Angela
Geiger, Chief Strategy Officer for the Alzheimer's Association.
"Because the baby boomer generation is aging and the number of
people with Alzheimer's continues to increase dramatically, the
importance of funding care, support and research for Alzheimer's
disease is critical."
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 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.
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