The Legacy of Hope includes generous and forward-thinking donors who support the long-term success of the LRF through a planned gift. When you include the LRF in your estate plans, you ensure your legacy lives on.
The LRF takes special care to honor donors whose gifts transform their generosity into their legacies; philanthropic individuals like Gregg and Sandy who donate in memory of Gregg’s brother, Gordie.
What's made the LRF special to you and your family?
“I lost my little brother Gordie to leukemia in the early 1980s when he was just 12 years old. Back then, survival rates were so low due to lack of research funding it was extremely hard for our family to remain hopeful. It really was difficult for all of us back then and is even tough for us to talk about the experience now. The LRF is an awesome organization. We felt compelled to include the LRF in our estate planning so there is eventually a cure and children can all survive the disease and go on to do amazing things with their lives.”
What inspires you to do what you do?
“We think and talk about Gordie constantly some 30 years later and hope that our gift helps the LRF and other families in some way.”
What would you like to see continue as your legacy?
“That leukemia is 100% cured and that my children and grandchildren see that giving to others can have a positive impact on society.”
Thank you so much Gregg and Sandy. Your generosity will ensure that the fight against blood cancers continues until the cure is found.
Please consider making a legacy gift to the LRF. Your attorney or financial advisor can work with you to include the LRF in your estate plans. No matter which planned giving option you choose, you will be honored through recognition on our website, newsletters, and a special reception at the Annual Medical Awards Luncheon. If you would rather not receive public recognition, please let us know.
For more information on how you can provide a legacy gift, please contact Cindy Kane by email at Cindy@LRFmail.org, call 847.424.0600, or see our brochure. Your support of the LRF mission will be long remembered and serve as an inspiration to others.