The Acoustic Neuroma Association of Canada (ANAC), was born out of necessity, and continues over 30 years later to be the only organisation of its kind in Canada working to provide individuals with the help they need to feel comfortable making informed decisions about their health. In 1983, three women in Edmonton found themselves faced with the uncertainty of a diagnosis of an acoustic neuroma. Virginia Garossino, Velma Campbell and Linda Gray all underwent surgery within a year. Through their challenging journey, they discovered there was little information and support for Canadians dealing with the rare, benign cranial tumour. Finding strength within each other, the three established ANAC, a charitable organisation designed to support the complex needs of acoustic neuroma patients across Canada.
We are proud of what ANAC has accomplished, but we know that to continue to provide the tools and resources that all Canadians need to ensure early diagnosis and successful treatment, we rely on the generous support of the community, our members, donors and friends. Legacy gifts allow ANAC to plan for the future, and allow you to decide the kind of legacy you want to leave behind.
When you include a gift to ANAC in your estate plans, you will join a group of compassionate individuals who are investing in providing the best possible support system and allowing ANAC to continue its best effective programs.
If you are interested, we encourage you to discuss this with your financial planner and/or lawyer, and connect with someone on our ANAC team who would love to speak with you about the types of impact a bequest could have for generations to come as you create or update your estate plans.
How it works
There are many ways to remember ANAC in your Will. It doesn’t have to be a large amount – every dollar makes a difference for a Canadian family facing an acoustic neuroma.
You can leave a share of your assets
One way to help is to leave a percentage of what is left of your Estate or assets after all remaining gifts and debts have been paid, also known as a ‘residual gift’. If you already have a Will and are considering adding a residual gift to ANAC, your lawyer or financial planner can help you understand just how far your gift can go.
You can leave a fixed sum of money
You may wish to leave a fixed amount to support a specific aspect of ANAC’s work. This is known as a ‘specific gift’. We would love to speak with you about how you can make a difference through a legacy gift of this kind.
You can leave a specific item of value
You can choose to leave a particular item of value to ANAC, which can be sold to support our programming. It can be property or an item of value.
Why a Legacy Gift?
A legacy gift is a lasting statement of your generosity and an opportunity to say that you care about individuals who have an acoustic neuroma. Once, it was you or a loved one who faced the reality of an acoustic neuroma.
Choosing to remember ANAC with a donation in your Will is the best way to ensure more Canadians facing an acoustic neuroma have access to the support system they need to live their life to the fullest, and empower them with the best possible information so they can make informed decisions about their health.
Enjoy tax benefits
By including charitable gifts in your Will, you may avoid significate taxes payable upon your death.
There’s no commitment
Things change, and that’s ok. Because you are not making this gift during our lifetime, you can change your mind and your Will at any time.
Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions. And talk to your financial advisor about adding ANAC into your after-life plans.
1-800-561-ANAC (2622), 416-546-6426
Your support will help make a lasting impact for generations of acoustic neuroma patients and their families.