Legacy Giving

Leave Your Legacy

When you are updating your will, or your life insurance coverage, leave a legacy by including Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada in your will as a beneficiary. Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada holds a special place in the hearts of many. Legacy gifts will outlast your lifetime and touch the lives of future generations.

Leaving a legacy is an element of estate planning, which is important to everyone. The importance of estate planning is explored in this article courtesy of volunteer and financial planner, Ryan Fraser. Ryan has also provided another article: 'How to make a transformational gift by "disinheriting" the taxman'.

The decision to leave a bequest to Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is a very personal one. Below are some of the powerful stories of those who have chosen to make legacy gifts.

Theresa has decided to include Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada in her will, as she believes it’s important to make a major impact if she can. “I understand that a bigger donation can really make a significant difference to the organization, so I want to help the Foundation achieve its ultimate goals: to find the cause of and cure for brain tumours,” she adds. “To me research is the only way to stop other people from having to go through this.”  Read more about Teresa's decision to leave a legacy gift....
John Coppard left a legacy gift to help brain tumour patients Paul Coppard was the Executor for his brother John's will after John died of his glioblastoma multiforme brain tumour, at the peak of his personal and professional life. In his will, John asked that a bequest be made to an organization dedicated to cancer research and support. This was a fitting tribute to a man who had lived a life of service. Read John's story and the impact his gift has had on his family and patients and families...


Shelley Fitak is leaving a legacy in honour of her husband Bob. Read her story.

 

Your gift is your legacy of hope and compassion.

Your legacy will make a difference in the lives of people making the journey with a brain tumour and their families. You will bring hope that in the future, brain tumour research will continue to forge new treatments.

Your gift for tomorrow will ensure that the support and information so critical to patients and their families will continue to be provided.

 In many cases, legacy gifts can help you enjoy significant tax benefits.

 Richard Seewald's beautiful Tree of Life photograph symbolizes the hope Legacy and Tribute gifts bring to those affected by a brain tumour, like his son Ben.

Plan today to make a difference tomorrow!

There are many different ways you can leave a legacy:

It is recommended that you consult your own tax and legal advisors as well as your family when doing your tax or estate planning.

For further information about legacy giving, please contact:

Suzanne Fratschko Elliott
Fundraising and Engagement Manager
sfelliott@braintumour.ca
1-800-265-5106 or 519-642-7755, ext. 227

Bringing hope. Hope through research. Hope through patient support. Hope for a cure.

 

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