COLUMBUS BANKERS LIFE AND CASUALTY COMPANY HIT THE STREETS TO FIGHT ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
Volunteers from Bankers Life and Casualty Company branch sales office take to the streets on May 17 and 18, 2013, to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association in the company’s 11th annual Forget Me Not Days® event.
Employees and agents from Bankers Life – the national life and health insurer that serves the retirement needs of the middle market – will collect donations in cities across the United States. Wearing distinctive green gardening aprons, they’ll hand out packets of Forget-Me-Not flower seeds to donors, encouraging them to plant the seeds in honor of the estimated 5.4 million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease.
For members of the community interested in making a donation, Bankers volunteers will be collecting donations on May 17 and 18, 2013. The locations of collection sites will be announced at a later date.
One hundred percent of the money collected in 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 69 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 $279 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.
The Alzheimer’s Association is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All of its programs and services are made possible through contributions, large and small, from individuals, corporations and foundations.
For more information, visit http://www.forgetmenotdays.com/.
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.
“Stay tuned for information on 2013 Forget Me Not Days”