April 10, 2015
Bankers Life Planting Seeds of Hope for Alzheimer's Research
Bankers Life and Alzheimer's Association will celebrate "Forget Me Not Days" at Bankers Life Fieldhouse at April 12 Pacers game

CARMEL, Ind., April 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Bankers Life, a national life and health insurance brand of CNO Financial Group, is once again partnering with the Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter to plant seeds of hope and raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease.

Bankers Life's annual Forget Me Not Days event, "Alzheimer's Awareness Night," will tip off on Sunday, April 12, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The first 5,000 fans arriving at the Indiana Pacers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder game will receive a packet of Forget-Me-Not flower seeds to plant at home in honor of Indiana's Alzheimer's patients and their families.

An estimated 5.3 million Americans – including 110,000 Hoosiers – live with Alzheimer's disease, and those numbers are projected to increase exponentially, according to the Alzheimer's Association.

"Bankers Life is proud of its long-standing support and partnership with the Alzheimer's Association," said Scott Goldberg, president of Bankers Life. "Through events like Forget Me Not Days, we aim to raise awareness and funds to support the association's mission for Alzheimer's care, support and research."

"Alzheimer's disease is far-reaching, and Forget Me Not Days are a wonderful tribute to the individuals and families who struggle with the disease daily," said Leah Shattuck, communications director of the Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter. "Through Alzheimer's Awareness Night, Bankers Life sponsors a fun and effective way to spread awareness of Alzheimer's disease in the community." 

Since 2003, Bankers Life has supported the Alzheimer's Association with more than $3.7 million for care, education and research programs, including collecting and donating more than $436,000 last year alone.

About Bankers Life
Bankers Life focuses on the insurance needs of middle-income Americans who are near or in retirement. The Bankers Life brand is a part of CNO Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CNO), whose companies provide insurance solutions that help protect the health and retirement needs of working Americans and retirees. There are more than 5,000 Bankers Life insurance agents at over 300 offices across the country. To learn more, visit BankersLife.com.

About the Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Its 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. Its vision is a world without Alzheimer's. For more information, visit alz.org.

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