INDIANAPOLIS, March 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Bankers Life, a national life and health insurance brand of CNO Financial Group, will host Alzheimer's Awareness Night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Monday, March 19. The event is organized to amplify the mission of the Alzheimer's Association and serve as a preview of Bankers Life's annual Forget Me Not Days fundraising campaign.
On March 19, the first 5,000 fans in attendance at the Indiana Pacers vs. Los Angeles Lakers game will receive a packet of Forget-Me-Not flower seeds to plant in honor of a family member or loved one facing or lost to Alzheimer's disease. Greater Indiana Alzheimer's Association Chapter volunteers will also host a table in the main concourse fans can learn more about the disease and local support services they offer.
"CNO Financial and Bankers Life are proud supporters of the Alzheimer's Association and its commitment to raising awareness and supporting individuals affected by this devastating disease," said Bruce Baude, executive vice president, chief operations and technology officer of CNO Financial Group, and member of the Alzheimer's Association national board of directors. "This event marks the 16th year of Bankers Life's Forget Me Not Days fundraiser, and Alzheimer's Awareness Night has always been a fun and effective way to bring our mission to Pacers fans while we all do our part in the fight against Alzheimer's."
"Partnering with Bankers Life and CNO Financial Group helps the Alzheimer's Association better reach and support the more than 110,000 Hoosiers living with Alzheimer's disease and 335,000 Indiana caregivers," said Anne Murray, development director of the Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter. "Alzheimer's Awareness Night is an entertaining evening to spread much needed awareness of the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States, and we're grateful to our partners for this opportunity."
Since 2003, Bankers Life Forget Me Not Days has helped raise more than $5 million for Alzheimer's care, education and research programs, including more than $430,000 last year alone.
About the Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer's Association is the 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®. Visit www.alz.org/indiana or call 800.272.3900.
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 4,300 career agents across 285 U.S. sales offices. To learn more, visit BankersLife.com. To learn more about the Forget Me Not Days campaign, visit ForgetMeNotDays.com.
SOURCE CNO Financial Group