Legacy bequest

LastWill+TestamentThe Sickle Cell Cure Foundation (SCCF) has been honored by being named as the beneficiary of a large legacy bequest. We have received documentation for an African American therapist living on the West Coast of the U.S. (and wishes to remain anonymous) who designated the Foundation for this end-of-life gift. We at the Foundation are very grateful for this honor that supports and encourages our work.

The SCCF seeks to broaden its base of support beyond the charitable foundations and to involve the community of families that are affected directly and indirectly by sickle cell disease.  Gifts to the Foundation can support our work immediately and may provide an income tax reduction in the same year. Bequests to the Foundation also support the necessary work for the long term.

The Foundation will need substantial monetary resources to finance the large-scale human clinical trials that are a prerequisite to regulatory approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. These studies will establish important safety, dosage, and effectiveness measurements.  We also need to prove that a manufacturing facility can produce the treatment at an acceptable purity and sufficient quantity. All this information must be documented in a highly prescriptive arrangement to satisfy regulators’ justifiable concerns about approving new medical treatments. Longer term, the Foundation hopes to explore the potential applications of Gene Regulation Therapy for other diseases such as malaria.

You can be satisfied knowing that your generosity helps to advance scientific knowledge of sickle-cell treatment.  Your efforts will make the world a better place by partnering with us.  Legacy bequests can take many forms, such as the following examples:

  • Named as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy.
  • A clause in the will designating a specific amount or a percentage of the assets.
  • A contingency clause naming the Foundation in the event that one or more intended recipients predeceases you.
  • A remainder clause that designates a gift that consists of any assets left over after all debts and other bequests have been fulfilled.

There are other options. Legacy bequests potentially can help to avoid estate taxes. Please consult with your legal counsel, banker, or insurance adviser for assistance. Contact us for more information at:

SCCF
755 Research Parkway, Mailbox 240
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Phone: (405) 706-5802

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