Banker's Life and Casualty will sponsor its annual Forget Me Not Days® on June 3 and 4 this year at Strader's Garden Center, 5350 Riverside Drive in Columbus. Packets of Forget-Me-Not flower seeds will be sold to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer's.
One hundred percent of the money collected goes to the Alzheimer’s Association, Central Ohio Chapter. “This devastating disease has special meaning for Bankers,” said Bankers Columbus Branch Sales Manager James Youness. “Every 67 seconds someone in America develops Alzheimer’s, and our employees and agents witness firsthand the effect it has on our policyholders and their families.”
Bankers established the Forget Me Not Days fundraiser in 2003 to increase giving and participation from its employees and agents, and involve the community.
“Alzheimer’s touches everyone in the community,” said Bankers Columbus Branch Sales Manager James Youness . “That’s why it’s important for us to help increase awareness of the resources that the Alzheimer’s Association provides to people with Alzheimer’s and their families, and raise money to keep these programs going.”
The Alzheimer’s Association is the largest source of private funding for Alzheimer’s research in the country. Since awarding its first grant in 1982, the Alzheimer’s Association has committed more than $335 million toward research into the causes, treatment, prevention and cure of Alzheimer’s disease.
Through its national network of chapters, the Alzheimer’s Association offers a broad range of programs and services for people with the disease, their families and caregivers. The Association also operates a toll-free, nationwide Helpline at 1-800-272-3900 that is available to families and caregivers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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 http://www.bankers.com.
For more information contact McKenzie Hopkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800.272.3900 ex. 126