to the future
funding helps cancer researchers find new breakthroughs
a former oncology nurse, and her husband, Neil, a retired medical
oncologist and surgeon, have seen many improvements in cancer care
in the 25 years since they entered the field. Better treatments.
Better outcomes. Better understanding of what causes the disease.
But they want
to see more. That's why Carla has donated her mother's estate to
the UC Davis Foundation to help establish an endowment in cancer
my mother died of breast cancer in 1998, I wanted to do something
significant with the inheritance," said Carla. "And I
also wanted a way to honor my husband, Neil."
the first gift she has made to UC Davis. In 1996, she and Neil established
a charitable remainder trust designated for cancer research, donating
a portion of their estate to a trust that will benefit UC Davis
in 20 years or after they have both passed away. In return, they
receive a tax deduction on the value of the trust at an interest
rate they choose for the term of the trust, and the satisfaction
of knowing they are helping to fight cancer.
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and Carla Andrews of Davis are funding the fight against cancer.