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CHICAGO, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 2011 to $386,000.
Bankers' annual Forget Me Not Days® event brought in donations of more than $286,000 for the Alzheimer's Association, a 20% increase from 2010. 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 mission.
"We are overwhelmed by the generosity of Americans during our street collections for Forget Me Not Days," said Scott Perry, president of Bankers. "This disease directly impacts our customers, and touches everyone at Bankers. Through our long-standing partnership with the Alzheimer's Association and their mission, our employees and agents across the country are committed to joining forces to fight this disease and support our customers and communities."
In its ninth record-breaking year, Forget Me Not Days saw more than 1,000 Bankers volunteers collect donations at locations in more than 150 U.S. cities on May 13 and 14. Since the fundraiser's start in 2003, Bankers has supported the Association with more than $2.4 million for care, education and research programs.
"The Alzheimer's Association appreciates the dedication of Bankers Life and Casualty and all of their employees who participated in Forget Me Not Days," said Angela Geiger, Chief Strategy Officer, Alzheimer's Association. "The funds collected across the country support critically needed resources for individuals and families impacted by Alzheimer's as well as the advancement of Alzheimer's research."
About the Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer 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; to advocate for policy change; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. 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 financial security needs of the retirement market. The nationwide company, a subsidiary of CNO Financial Group (NYSE: CNO), offers a broad portfolio of health and life insurance and retirement savings products designed especially for seniors. Visit Bankers online at www.bankers.com.
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