Imagine a cure for cancer long after you're gone

Do you remember your first campfire? The snap and smell of burning wood? Gooey s'mores on your fingers? 

There's nothing more precious than the gift of a happy childhood. Those formative years shape our future and who we become.

Cancer interrupts happy childhoods with harsh medical treatments, forced isolation and treatment-related health problems that last a lifetime. With your support, we help restore these lost childhoods. At Camp Kinde and our many programs, children make lasting friendships, overcome physical and mental challenges and develop leadership skills to succeed in life.

Making plans today for a future gift in your will is a thoughtful way to celebrate your life, while creating a legacy of love and hope for children with cancer. 

Your legacy could be a cure for childhood cancer. It could be a life-changing experience at summer camp or a university scholarship that opens up a whole new world for a young cancer survivor. 

Anything is possible.  Sixty years ago, most children died of cancer. Today, over 80 per cent of Canadian children make it. At Kids Cancer Care, we believe that a cure for all children is possible in our life time, but we need your help to get there.

Whether you're passionate about research, education, mental health, outdoor leadership or health and wellness, a legacy gift allows you to match your philanthropic aims with your goals to provide for your loved ones. And the beauty of planned giving is there are often tax benefits for your loved ones. 

Remember, a common misconception about planned giving is that only the wealthy can do it, but anyone can plan to leave a legacy regardless of their current income or assets.

A cure for all children is within reach. 

As a member of the Canadian Free Wills Network, Kids Cancer Care is offering you the opportunity to have your will drawn up at no charge. There is no obligation to leave a gift in your will to Kids Cancer Care, but we sincerely hope you do. To learn more about this free service, click here.

To learn more about creating your legacy with Kids Cancer Care, please reach out to Genine Neufeld by email or by telephone at 403 930 6951. Genine would love to hear from you.

"Like many people of modest means, we wanted to make a significant contribution to an organization that has been meaningful to us. A gift through our estate allows us to create that gift for the future."

- Jennifer Laidlaw, pictured above with her son and cancer survivor Campbell.

To learn more about why Ken and Jennifer Laidlaw are leaving a gift to Kids Cancer Care in their will click here.


Our planned giving program is generously supported by the Calgary Foundation.