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Imagine a world where no one has to hear the words, "You have breast cancer."

Where—thanks to prevention, detection, and treatment—breast cancer can’t claim one more life.

At BCRF, we work diligently to make this world a reality. Thanks to research, deaths from breast cancer have declined by 41 percent since our founding nearly three decades ago. BCRF-funded investigators have been involved in every major breakthrough in breast cancer research—a testament to the visionary leadership of our Scientific Advisory Board, which guides our investments in the brightest minds in science.

One day, breast cancer will be fully treatable. We know new therapies and innovations are within reach. Yet, we lose more than 43,000 people to breast cancer every year in the U.S. alone. Our researchers are working tirelessly in pursuit of the next advance in our mission to prevent—and cure—breast cancer. By generously including BCRF in your estate plans, you will fuel these critical discoveries, improve outcomes, and save lives.


By making a bequest to BCRF—a gift in your will or living trust that costs nothing in your lifetime—you can ensure future funding for critical breast cancer research.

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Sample, non-binding bequest language

I give to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, located in New York, NY, federal tax identification number 13-3727250, ________% of my total estate (or $_____).

More Ways to Make a Legacy Gift

Beneficiary Designations

beneficiary designation allows you to make a substantial gift—one that’s often larger than what you could contribute during your lifetime. You may designate BCRF as the primary or contingent beneficiary at your death of all or part of your:

  • Retirement plan such as an IRA, 401(k), or 403(b)
  • Life insurance policy
  • Other account

Life Income Plans

charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust—usually established with a cash or stock gift—provides you and/or loved ones with an income stream, significant tax benefits, and the opportunity to fund research with the remainder.

Charitable Lead Trust

charitable lead trust provides support for BCRF now—and helps your loved ones in the future with potential tax deductions and/or savings.

The Evelyn H. Lauder Catalyst Circle and Legacy Society

Those who have included BCRF in their estate plans are cherished members of the Evelyn H. Lauder Legacy Society. Individuals who commit a legacy gift of $250,000 or more will be inducted into the Catalyst Circle. These commitments enable BCRF to fund groundbreaking research for years to come.



Ready to get started? View a checklist to help you make sure your long-term planning is on track.

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Other Ways to Give

From tribute gifts to monthly giving, there are many ways to support BCRF and lifesaving research.

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Yes, BCRF Is in My Plans

If you have already made a legacy gift to BCRF, please let us know. We want to thank you and learn more about the research that matters to you.


Need Help

Call Us: General Office: 646-497-2600 | Toll Free: 1-866-346-3228
For Legacy Giving: Contact Amanda Johnson at (646) 497-2680 or

For all planned gifts, consult your legal and/or financial advisor as you consider your options.

Yes, BCRF Is in My Plans