From Terry’s Legacy to Yours

A legacy or estate gift is a donation made in your will. It is a powerful expression of the impact you want to have on the world. A gift in your will brings meaning, dignity, and purpose to a life well lived, while helping to improve the world for generations to come. This significant decision also has the ability to reduce taxes on your estate.

My brother Terry witnessed the suffering of fellow cancer patients firsthand and believed that funding research was the key to fueling progress and hope. His legacy is one of selflessness and courage, and a testament to his belief that one person has the power to make a difference.

If you’re ready to discuss or disclose a gift in your estate, please contact us today. We would love the opportunity to discuss how this type of donation will be a meaningful tribute to people facing cancer as well as to your family and legacy.

Sincerely,
Judith Fox

Think of us in your will

We invite you to leave a legacy gift to the Foundation secure in the knowledge that your family and friends will benefit from our commitment to driving cancer research forward. A gift in your will not only protects cancer research, but can have significant tax benefits to your estate.

Click here to view/download our Legacy Giving brochure or you can click the Contact Us button to reach out to our helpful team.

Sample Wording for Estate Gifts

Residual Bequest
“My estate trustees shall pay ______(all or %) of the residue of my estate to The Terry Fox Foundation, Burnaby, BC, for the purpose of supporting its highest priority needs.”

Legacy Bequest:
“My estate trustees shall pay the sum of $ ______ (or transfer assets with an equal value) to The Terry Fox Foundation, Burnaby, BC for the purpose of supporting its highest priority needs.”

Legal Name:
The name you should include in your will to make a bequest is “The Terry Fox Foundation”.

Charitable Business Number: 10809 9979 RR0001

Types of Legacy Gifts

There are many types of legacy gifts. Once you decide what you wish to achieve, contact a professional advisor to help you structure your Will to best achieve your goals. Types of gifts they may consider include:

  • Bequest
  • Gift of publicly traded securities
  • Charitable remainder trust
  • Gifts of real estate
  • RRSP/RRIF
  • Life insurance

Resources

What do I need?
To create a gift in your estate, all you or your lawyer need are our legal name, charitable number, and address.

Legal Name: The Terry Fox Foundation
Charitable Number: 10809 9979 RR0001
Address: 150-8960 University High Street, Burnaby, BC V5A 4Y6

Is changing a will difficult?
No! You can change an existing will without having to rewrite it by having your legal advisor draft a simple document called a codicil.

Am I required to tell the Terry Fox Foundation?
If you’ve already left a gift in your will to The Terry Fox Foundation, please consider letting us know so we can acknowledge you appropriately.

Why I give

“I remember seeing Terry Fox on TV when he started his Marathon of Hope. To know a young man on one leg made it halfway across our country was extraordinary and his efforts have united Canada with so many runs done in his name.

My wife Helen and I began volunteering for the Terry Fox Run in Richmond in 1986. That’s when I really learned firsthand about the Foundation’s commitment to grassroots fundraising, maintaining a low cost to raise a dollar, and investing in the best researchers across our country.

Not long afterwards, Helen was diagnosed with a form of cancer that required research to find more treatment options. After Helen passed away in 2012, and after surviving my own battles with cancer, it became more important than ever to me, to seriously considered where my money would be directed after I passed. As a legacy donor, I control where my money goes and I want to support the future of cancer research at The Terry Fox Foundation.”

John Hopkins