Planting Seeds of Hope

Forget me not

Volunteers from Bankers Life and Casualty Company branch sales office take to the streets May 17 and 18 to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association in the company’s 11th annual Forget Me Not Days® event.

Employees and agents from Bankers Life – the national life and health insurer that serves the retirement needs of the middle market – will collect donations in cities across the United States. Wearing distinctive green gardening aprons, they’ll hand out packets of Forget-Me-Not flower seeds to donors, encouraging them to plant the seeds in honor of the more than 5 million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease.

For members of the community interested in making a donation, Bankers volunteers will be collecting donations those two days at locations across the country, including:

Grover Beach
Vons
1758 Grand Avenue
May 17: 9am-5pm
May 18: 9am-5pm

Bakersfield
Vons
5700 Stockdale Hwy
May 17: 8am-4pm
May 18: 8am-2pm

Camarillo
Albertsons
2400 Las Posas Road
May 17: 10am-5pm
May 18: 8am-3pm

Rosamond
Albertsons
2547 Rosamond Blvd.
May 17: 8am-5pm
May 18: 8am-5pm

One hundred percent of the money collected in goes to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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A Push To Remember in the news

Jack Smith, the publisher of The Skateboarder’s Journal and owner and curator of the Morro Bay Skatelab Skate Museum in Morro Bay, is skateboarding across the U.S. to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association.

In this SLO Tribune, he talks about using Kickstarter to raise funds to help.

What we’re hoping to do is raise enough money to cover our expenses” and secure sponsorships from skateboarding companies, explained Smith, who took similar skateboarding trips in 1976, 1984 and 2003. The rest will go to the Alzheimer’s Association.  —Jack Smith