Close to 100 times, Kathleen Mulheron has travelled from her home in Scarborough to Women’s College Hospital for a treatment regime that lasts between three seconds and three minutes. And she wouldn’t trade the experience for the world.
Kathleen is a patient at Women’s College Hospital’s Phototherapy Education and Research Centre (PERC), where she receives specialized light therapy as treatment for psoriasis, a chronic and often painful skin disease. “There are so few facilities like this and the benefits of treatment are amazing,” says Kathleen, who, at age 60, has battled psoriasis for more than 50 years. “It seems to work really, really well for me.”
So well, in fact, that Kathleen and her husband, George Szuszwal, recently made a planned gift to Women’s College Hospital Foundation in support of PERC. They chose to include a bequest in their will because “it’s a very easy way of giving, it doesn’t impact us during our lifetime, the money gets where we want it to go and it’s straightforward for our executor,” explains Kathleen.
Although a planned gift also allows donors to make a more substantial donation than they might otherwise be able to give during their lifetime, Kathleen says it’s important to remember you don’t have to be wealthy to invest in Women’s College Hospital.
“Every amount helps. Small gifts by many donors can create lots of good work.”
For more information on planned giving at Women’s College Hospital Foundation, contact Wendy Dias, Senior Development Officer, Leadership and Planned Gifts at 416-323-6323 ext. 2261 or firstname.lastname@example.org.