Today’s life-saving cancer treatments are available because of research funded by forward-thinking people before us. By selecting the right charitable estate planning vehicle, you can remain in control of your assets during your lifetime, maximize your philanthropic tax benefits, and create a larger impact than you thought possible. Consider leaving a meaningful legacy to the Prostate Cancer Foundation that will benefit you and your loved ones and help save lives for generations to come.
PCF PLANNED GIVING: PAYING IT FORWARD
Arthur “Art” Ford Krueger, Jr., a retired banker from Youngsville, NC, has been deeply affected by cancer. After losing his mother to chronic lymphocytic leukemia and his wife to brain cancer, Art himself was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2016. Art sought care at the Duke Cancer Center where he opted for hormone therapy and radiation as his best course of treatment.
“It is important for me to give back and hopefully make a difference in some small way.”
— Art Ford Krueger, Jr.
PCF Planned Giving Donor
By 2018, he was put on active surveillance however, three years later, his prostate cancer had progressed to stage four. He started androgen deprivation therapy and embraced lifestyle changes regarding diet, exercise, and proper rest. Currently, his PSA and testosterone levels are undetectable and his cancer is in remission.
Throughout his cancer journey, Art turned to the Prostate Cancer Foundation as a source of support. He recognized that PCF was an invaluable resource for information on science, treatment, patient outcomes, and physical and mental health. He appreciated the articles and webinars that PCF made available to the public and valued PCF’s focus on investing in the most cutting-edge research.
Inspired to advance PCF’s mission, Art decided to designate 25% of the residual from his estate to be donated to PCF at his death. He believes in paying it forward through financial support as well as volunteerism. He serves as a mentor with Imerman Angels, which provides personalized cancer patient support, and commits energy and donations to other charities including Deaf Services, Rotary, American Red Cross, and the ARC. “It is important for me to give back and hopefully make a difference in some small way,” Art says about his legacy gift.
TYPES OF PLANNED GIFTS
To explore options for planned giving, please contact Melanie Ranen, [email protected] or 310.570.4713.