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National Cancer Center is supported entirely by the contributions of private American citizens. It is a non-profit, 50l(c)3 organization and does not receive any government funds.

It is the support from people like you that has helped make cancer the most preventable and curable of our nation's leading chronic diseases.

Your gifts make it possible for NCC to continue to fund research, provide education, encourage prevention, promote early detection, and augment clinical diagnoses programs.

Click on the "Make a Donation" button to make a simple, quick and easy on-line donation.

Other larger donations are appreciated. A gift can consist of almost anything: money, bank accounts, securities, works of art (National Cancer Center's benefit), or real estate. If a gift is to take effect at death, it may be contained in either your will, or your trust, depending upon the structure of your estate plan.

Gifts to National Cancer Center may be given through

  1. Direct Online Donation using PayPal

     

  2. Charitable Remainder Unitrust (individual);
  3. Charitable Remainder Unitrust (spouse or beneficiaries);
  4. Pooled Income Fund;
  5. Gift of Real Estate with Reserved Life Estate;
  6. Gift of Real Estate with Reserved Life Estate and Annuity;
  7. Gift for General Purposes;
  8. Gift for Specific Purposes;
  9. Gift Restricted to use of income only.

The language necessary to accomplish your wishes is highly technical and should be prepared by your attorney, preferably in consultation with National Cancer Center's attorney. Click here for sample clauses to be used in a will or a trust.

All gifts are tax deductible.

Charitable Remainder Unitrust (individual)

  • you reserve a lifetime income, National Cancer Center receives the remainder on your death.

Charitable Remainder Unitrust (spouse or beneficiaries)

  • your spouse or other beneficiaries receive lifetime income, National Cancer Center receives the remainder upon beneficiary's death.

Pooled Income Fund

  • you participate in a trust arrangement with a minimal contribution, income will be paid to the designated beneficiary or beneficiaries for life, National Cancer Center receives the remainder upon beneficiary's death.

Gift of Real Estate with Reserved Life Estate

  • you retain your house for life, on death it goes to National Cancer Center.

Gift of Real Estate with Reserved Life Estate and Annuity

  • same as above, but in addition you receive a quarterly cash payment.

Gift for General Purposes

  • to fund all the work of the National Cancer Center

Gift for Specifc Purposes

  • to fund a particular program, endow a facility, or provide a piece of equipment

Gift Restricted to use of income only

  • whether for general or specific purposes

Sample Clauses

Outright Bequest

I give to National Cancer Center, a New York charitable corporation, located in New York, the sum of $- (or other described assets) for A) its general purposes B) the income only to be used for its general purposes C) the income only to be used for its specific purposes.

In case of a particular program, it is well to include the following language:

"If due to the passage of time, or changed circumstances, it is impossible or impractical, National Cancer Center's opinion, to carry on this program, the funds (or the income) may be used for another of National Cancer Center's activities, which, in National Cancer Center's judgment, the Donor would have wished to benefit".

Residuary Bequest

I give, devise, and bequeath all of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate ( or remainder of my trust) to National Cancer Center, a New York charitable corporation, located in Plainview, New York for its general purposes (if the gift is to be restricted in some way, use same language as above).

Contingent Residuary Bequest

I give, devise, and bequeath all of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate ( or the remainder of my trust) to , but if he/she fails to survive me, then I give the same to National Cancer Center, a New York charitable corporation, located in Plainview, New York, for its general purposes ( if the gift is to be restricted in some way, use same language as above).

The information presented here is intended as a general guide. Laws pertaining to bequests vary from state to state. You should consult your own attorney with respect to the effect of a bequest to National Cancer Center on your own particular estate and tax situation, and your attorney should also prepare and review your will before you sign it. We have found it mutually beneficial to National Cancer Center and its benefactors to discuss any complicated, restricted or unusual gifts in advance of drafting any will or bequest. This will better ensure that the wishes of you, the Donor, can be carried out as you desire.


OUR PROGRAMS

Aggressive Cancer Research

The Aggressive Cancer Research program of NCC specializes in fundraising for colon cancer, ovarian cancer, and prostate cancer.

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The Breast Cancer Project

The Breast Cancer Project specifically funds grants focusing on breast and research and prevention.  The program was by NCC created because breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women today (after lung cancer) and is the most common cancer among women, excluding non-melanoma skin cancers.

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Children's Cancer Project

The Children's Cancer Project of NCC provides funds for pediatric cancer research and community education.

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Fighting Childhood Leukemia

The Fighting Childhood Leukemia (FCL) program of NCC provides additional research funding for the single most common form of cancer in children, leukemia.  Childhood leukemias account for more than one-third of all new cases of childhood cancers.

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