ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- The Alzheimer's Association Greater Illinois Chapter is currently seeking volunteers to participate in the 11th annual Bankers Life and Casualty Company's Forget Me Not Days Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18.
Established in 2003 by the Bankers Life and Casualty Company, Forget Me Not Days benefits Alzheimer’s Association chapters nationwide. This fundraiser will bring volunteers as well as Bankers agents and employees to streets and storefronts as a way to raise awareness of and funds for Alzheimer’s disease. Bankers has helped raise more than $2.9 million for the Alzheimer’s Association through Forget Me Not Days as well as through corporate donations.
Volunteers will work with their local Alzheimer’s Association office to learn where they will be stationed, receiving gardening aprons and canisters to collect donations on the day of the event. In exchange for donations, volunteers will hand out specially marked packets of Forget-Me-Not flower seeds, courtesy of Bankers Life. Seed packets list the Association’s 24/7 toll-free Helpline, 800.272.3900, as well as its website,www.alz.org. All of the donations will support Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. To learn more or sign up as a volunteer, go to http://www.alzheimers-illinois.org/tagdays.