Bankers Life and Casualty Company Supports Alzheimer’s Association With More Than $300,000

2008-07-17 15:38:00

    CHICAGO, July 17 /EMWNews/ -- Through its annual street corner

fundraiser and a separate corporate donation, Bankers Life and Casualty

Company is supporting the Alzheimer's Association with over $300,000.



    Bankers' annual Forget Me Not Days(R) event raised nearly $203,000 for

the Alzheimer's Association. In addition, Bankers -- a national life and

health insurer focusing on the retirement market -- recognized the

Association on a national level with a $100,000 donation to aid in the

support of the Association's mission.



    "We're proud to support the Alzheimer's Association and the remarkable

work they do to advance research and provide patient and caregiver

support," said Scott Perry, president of Bankers. "This disease has a

significant impact on our customers, and as our Forget Me Not Days event

continues to grow, our employees and agents across the country are

committed to doing what it takes to fight this disease and give something

back to our customers and our communities."



    In its sixth record-breaking year, Forget Me Not Days saw more than

1,000 Bankers volunteers collect donations at locations in 104 U.S. cities

on May 16 and 17.



    "The dedication of Bankers' employees and agents to raise awareness of

Alzheimer's disease and support their local communities is making a

significant difference for people who are directly affected by the disease

and their families," said Claudine Larocque, of the Alzheimer's

Association. "The growth of the Forget Me Not Days event is very

encouraging, as it has an immense impact on bringing this disease to the

forefront, and in helping to fund programs, services and research that

improve care for those with the disease and offer hope for the future."



    About the Alzheimer's Association



    The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health

organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our 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. Our vision is a

world without Alzheimer's. For more information, visit http://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 Conseco, Inc., offers a broad portfolio

of health and life insurance and retirement savings products designed

especially for seniors. Visit Bankers online at http://www.bankers.com/ .





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