Willfora is thrilled to announce our partnership with the Lung Health Foundation, a charity dedicated to ending gaps in the prevention, diagnosis, and care of lung disease in Canada. In a time where infectious respiratory diseases such as COVID-19 have affected all of our lives, we are so proud to be supporting this growing cause!
Leaving a legacy with the Lung Health Foundation
Legacy gifts are a powerful way to create change and carry on a legacy of hope for a better world even after your lifetime. Legacy gifts can be left through a fixed amount, called a cash gift, or as a portion of your estate, called a residual gift. The Lung Health Foundation and many other Canadian charities rely on legacy gifts as a source of funding for their future in order for them to continue to find better solutions to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 Canadians living with lung disease.
How can legacy gifts help the Lung Health Foundation and similar organizations?
Charities love to plan for the future, and legacy gifts are an important way for them to predictably grow and provide a greater impact for their cause.
A study by the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP) found that only about 5% of Canadians currently leave a gift to charity in their Will, but just a 3.5% increase in that number will provide an additional $40 billion to Canadian charities. Since Willfora launched, we’re proud to announce that we’ve raised nearly $50 million for charities, and your legacy gift will help ensure that the Lung Health Foundation continues to provide resources and solutions that will help Canadians breathe easier.
How can you leave a legacy with the Lung Health Foundation?
Since Willfora is a free service made possible by the support of charities like the Lung Health Foundation, we hope you will consider supporting a charity of your choosing with a gift in your Will.
You can leave a legacy with the Lung Health Foundation through two ways. The easiest place to start and learn more about the impact of legacy gifts is on their website. Once you’re ready to create your free Will, you can visit them via Willfora to get started.
If you’ve already started creating a Will with Willfora, you can find the Lung Health Foundation simply by searching for them in the dropdown menu on the “Leave a Legacy” section of your free Will.
We also encourage legacy donors to opt in to sharing their gift with the charities they’ve chosen to leave a legacy with, since it helps provide them with meaningful information to plan for a more predictable future.