CHICAGO, Feb. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Bankers Life has been named one of the top five strategic corporate partners of the Alzheimer's Association, the largest nonprofit funder for Alzheimer's research in the country.
Bankers Life, which focuses on the life and health insurance needs of Americans who are near or in retirement, was recognized for its significant contributions to the Alzheimer's Association in 2016. Since 2003, Bankers Life has helped raise more than $4.5 million to support Alzheimer's care, education and research through corporate donations and its signature street fundraising campaign, Bankers Life Forget Me Not Days.
In 2016, Bankers Life Forget Me Not Days raised more than $300,000 in more than 170 locations across the country. In addition, Bankers Life and its parent company, CNO Financial Group, pledged $150,000 in corporate donations to support the Alzheimer's Association's mission.
"We are honored to be named among the Association's top five corporate partners," said Scott Goldberg, president of Bankers Life. "This recognition is especially meaningful as we prepare for the 15th anniversary of Bankers Life Forget Me Not Days in June. Alzheimer's has devastating effects on our customers and their families, and we're proud of our longstanding support of the Alzheimer's Association to provide care, education and research."
"Bankers Life continues to distinguish itself as a valuable ally in our ongoing efforts to support individuals and families living with Alzheimer's disease," said Donna McCullough, chief development officer, Alzheimer's Association. "The Alzheimer's Association is extremely appreciative of its generous support over the past 15 years. Bankers Life Forget Me Not Days has been instrumental in elevating awareness about the devastating impact Alzheimer's has on families while raising funds that support vital care, support and research programs."
The programs and campaigns organized by top corporate partners of the Alzheimer's Association help spread awareness of Alzheimer's disease, the Association, and its services among their customers, clients, employees and associates. The Alzheimer's Association's corporate partners help to raise millions of dollars every year to advance critical research and care and support services for those affected by the disease.
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.
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