Bequest for City of Hope was an easy decision for Ron Wardwell

September 19, 2014 | by City of Hope

Ron Wardwell, a cancer survivor, Vietnam veteran and 18-year City of Hope volunteer, encourages you to be generous in leaving a legacy gift to City of Hope.

Wardwell made his first connection to City of Hope when he found it open for donating blood on Memorial Day. Since then, he has become a familiar face for 18 years at the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center, and has earned the nickname, "Mr. Wonderful." for his ability to put patients and families at ease during his weekly volunteer shifts.

After surviving neck cancer himself, the help and encouragement Wardwell is able to provide patients has become even more meaningful to him. And after seeing daily how hard staff at the Biller Patient and Family Resource Center work to find new ways to make patients feel comfortable, the decision to leave a legacy to City of Hope was an easy one for him.

And, Wardwell says, "I hope my gift can play a role in making sure needs can be met for future patients."

To learn more about supporting a planned gift in your will, IRA beneficiary designation or other means, visit or contact Amy Goldman, vice president of Planned Giving at 800-232-3314.

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