Ronkonkoma, NY - Alzheimer's Association Long Island has announced that Bankers Conseco Life Insurance Company is hosting its Ninth Annual Forget Me Not Days fundraiser, which will be taking place May 13-14. Employees from Bankers Conseco's Islandia branch will be wearing distinctive green aprons and collecting donations for Alzheimer's Association Long Island at three separate locations:
— Ace Hardware, 3606 Veterans Highway, Bohemia (May 13-14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
— Waldbaum's, 4054 Nesconset Highway, East Setauket (May 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
— Walmart, 161 Centereach Mall (Route 25), Centereach (May 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
In exchange for donations, they will hand out packets of Forget Me Not flower seeds. Bankers urges those who donate to plant the seeds in honor of the estimated 5.4 million Americans with Alzheimer's disease, including 60,000 people on Long Island.
"We would like to thank Bankers Conseco for once again raising money on behalf of Alzheimer's Association Long Island in helping to find a cure for this deadly disease," said Mary Ann Malack-Ragona, Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, Alzheimer's Association Long Island. "With 60,000 people on Long Island alone suffering from Alzheimer's, the financial and emotional impact on the patients and their families is very great. Bankers has done excellent work in getting the word out about Alzheimer's disease."
"This devastating disease has special meaning for Bankers," said Bankers Long Island Branch Sales Manager Jason Prew. "Every 70 seconds, someone in America develops Alzheimer's, and our employees and agents witness firsthand the effect it has on our policyholders and their families. Alzheimer's touches everyone in the community. That's why it's important for us to help increase awareness of the resources that the Alzheimer's Association provides to people with Alzheimer's and their families, and raise money to keep these programs going."
For more information about the Alzheimer's Association, please contact Mary Ann Malack-Ragona at (631) 820-8068 or visit us at www.alz.org/longisland.