CHICAGO, July 30, 2013 /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 2013 to $426,500. Bankers' annual Forget Me Not Days ® event brought in donations of $326,500 for the Alzheimer's Association, up slightly from 2012. 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. "Contracting Alzheimer's is a top fear of aging," said Scott Perry, President of Bankers. "Our customers and their families are impacted every day by the devastating effects of this disease. Our longstanding partnership with the Alzheimer's Association is important to help us support our customers in Bankers communities across the country by engaging in the issues that concern them the most, and supporting the remarkable work by the Association to find a cure and provide support." In its 11th year, Forget Me Not Days saw more than 1,000 Bankers agents, employees and Alzheimer's Association volunteers collect donations at locations in more than 160 U.S. cities in May. Since the fundraiser's start in 2003, Bankers has supported the Association with over $3.3 million for care, education and research programs. "The dedication of Bankers Life and Casualty Company and all of their employees who participate in Forget Me Not Days year-over-year is always impressive and appreciated," said Angela Geiger, Chief Strategy Officer, Alzheimer's Association. "This effort provides resources to individuals and families across the county who are impacted by Alzheimer's and advances critically needed 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 insurance needs of the retirement market. The nationwide company, a subsidiary of CNO Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CNO), offers a broad portfolio of health and life insurance and annuities designed especially for retirees. To learn more, visit bankers.com.