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The BC Lung Association funds vital lung disease research by scientists in BC who are discovering new and better ways to diagnose, treat and prevent lung disease. We also support critical patient advocacy, education and support programs. You can help – by remembering the BC Lung Association Foundation in your will.

LEAVE A GIFT (BEQUEST) IN YOUR WILL
Whether or not you already have a will, the easiest way to include a gift in your will is to get professional help from a legal advisor experienced in preparing wills. If you need help finding a suitable legal advisor, we will be very happy to help you. We can also help ensure that your donation will be used as you intend by providing suggested bequest wording for your will, which you can bring to your legal advisor.

LEAVE A GIFT OF SECURITIES
You can make a difference in the lives of lung disease patients by donating publicly listed securities (shares), whether they have increased or decreased in value. Thanks to tax law changes in 2006, Canadians who donate appreciated securities (including stocks, bonds and mutual funds) directly to a registered charity eliminate capital gains tax on the investment. By doing this, donors can make a significant contribution to support vital lung disease research.

Donating stocks is easy
Contact us at 604.731.5864 or toll free 1.800.665.5864 to discuss whether we are able to accept the specific securities. 
Download and complete the BC Lung Association Securities Transfer Form (PDF).
Follow the easy instructions on the form to complete the transfer.

Donating stocks through your will
You can also donate stocks through your will and receive tax savings for your estate. For more information, or if you are the executor of someone else’s will and would like to distribute shares from the estate, please contact us.

WHEN LEAVING A GIFT, PLEASE BE SURE TO USE OUR LEGAL NAME
When including a gift to the BC Lung Association in your will or any other document, it is extremely important that you use our correct legal name: BC or British Columbia Lung Association. Since many charities have similar names, changing even one word in the name, such as using “society” instead of “association,” can lead to confusion. 

Legal Name: British Columbia Lung Association
Registration Number: 10681 1979 RR0001

THANK YOU
To help us plan for the future, please let us know if you have included a gift in your will or a gift of securities. We welcome the opportunity to thank you for your legacy. Please contact us at lam@bc.lung.ca or call toll-free 1.800.665.5864.

Page Last Updated: 26/07/2019