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What’s Your Legacy?

Cancer Services is participating in Leaving a Legacy’s Write a Will Day. Appointments are available on November 14 from 4-8pm.

Volunteer attorney, George Bewley, will be at our facility to assist people in creating a simple will. Appointments are required. Call Amber Recker at 484-9560 for more information. If you do decide to make a bequest, the lawyer will prepare a simple will for you, completely free of charge. Even a small gift can make a big difference in someone’s life.

Many people set aside a specific dollar amount. Some leave a percentage of their estate or any assets left over after their family has been provided for. Some bequeth personal property such as a car or collectibles. You can also make the charitable organization the beneficiary of an insurance policy, a pension plan, or IRA account. The fact is the ways to leave a legacy are nearly as diverse as the people who choose to make a bequest.

You should be reassured that leaving a gift to a charitable organization doesn’t mean you can’t leave something to your family also. You can do both, and some charitable gifts may actually save your family money by decreasing inheritance taxes.

Remember, you don’t need to be wealthy to leave a legacy; you only need to have a cause you care about and the “will” to make a difference.