When Duane and Shelly Ryder of New Hill, North Carolina began planning for the future of their finances, they made the important decision to include charitable gifts in their plan and included the National Hospice Foundation in their estate plan along with a number of other charities.

In their early 40s, the couple should serve as an inspiration to us all. “We were moved by the level of compassion provided by the caregiver for Duane’s father in his final weeks battling esophageal cancer,” said Shelly. “I’m also impressed by the variety of educational initiatives and family resources provided by NHF. There are many ways our gift can benefit those who support us in our last days,” she added.