Bryan Hemming, Legacy Society member since 2007, at the Bryan Hemming Cancer Care Center's Infusion Suite and Patient Support Services
Fulfilling a Promise to Give Back
In 2001, Bryan Hemming was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. He came to CPMC for care and thanks to the skill of Dr. Mark Singer and his team, Hemming survived – but he came out of the process a changed man. “Having successfully gone through the medical and emotional trauma of cancer, I vowed to give back,” he says.
To help others receive the same exceptional care he experienced, Hemming made a generous planned gift involving an annuity, an estate pledge and a testamentary charitable remainder trust. His gift helped create the Bryan Hemming Cancer Care Center Infusion Suite and Patient Support Services. Services at the center include a chemotherapy infusion suite, patient navigation, genetic counseling, space for support groups and more.
“When I was first diagnosed I didn’t know what to do—I needed to be guided,” says Hemming. “That inspired me to create a haven for people with cancer and I wanted to create this while I was still here. My gift plan provides for me, but it also helps provide a place for cancer patients to go for comfort and peace of mind.”