Wednesday, October 15, 2008

New Jersey Alzheimer’s Association Recognized

DENVILLE, NEW JERSEY – The Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter recently recognized the efforts of Nathan Richardson, Regional Director for Bankers Life and Casualty Company. Mr. Richardson and his Parsippany, New Jersey Branch Sales Office staff raised nearly $23,000 for the Chapter through their annual Forget-Me-Not Days fundraising campaign and their ticket sales for two of the Chapter’s popular annual special events, the Legendary Links Golf Raffle and the Polo Classic Vacation Raffle.

“We deeply appreciate the outstanding, ongoing fundraising efforts of the Bankers Life and Casualty Company employees,” said Patricia Lombreglia, president and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter. “The funds they raised will help support the educational programs and support services we provide to the more than 350,000 New Jersey individuals and families coping with Alzheimer’s disease.”

Forget-Me-Not Days is a community event started by Bankers Life and Casualty Company’s Chicago-based home office, in which employees, agents, family and friends from participating branch sales offices pair up with local Alzheimer’s Association chapters to go into local communities and collect donations in exchange for forget-me-not flower seed packets. Over 60 agents and administrators from the Bankers Life and Casualty Company Parsippany, New Jersey Branch Sales Office collected donations from passersby in front of 11 local stores. This is the sixth year their office has supported Forget-Me-Not Days.

About the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter
The Alzheimer's Association is the world leader in Alzheimer research and support. The Association is committed to providing support, assistance and information to individuals with Alzheimer's disease, their families and care partners; and supports research into the causes, prevention, treatment, and cure of Alzheimer's disease.

It is estimated that there are currently more than 350,000 individuals and their care partners in New Jersey who are struggling to cope with the challenges of Alzheimer's disease. Headquartered in Denville with regional offices in Oradell, Princeton and Red Bank, the Alzheimer's Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter offers education and training, support groups, respite care assistance, and a 24-hour, toll-free telephone Helpline. For more information about Alzheimer's disease or the Alzheimer's Association, please call 1.800.883.1180, or visit the Web site at

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