Cement your legacy for generations to come

By Julia Roberts, VP, Global Fundraising

Self-care can mean many different things. Taking time for yourself, eating well, getting a good night’s sleep – and in the global health world, it’s the term used for healthcare that you can access from the privacy of your own home.

Self-care is just that: taking care of oneself.

In that spirit, and because August is National Make-a-Will Month, we want to share an online tool that allows you to write your legal will and protect your loved ones, at no personal cost.

Given the challenges I know many in our community have faced recently, a will may not feel like a top priority. But writing a will is an important act of self-care: it allows you to dictate, on your own terms, how you would like your assets to be distributed and how your loved ones will be cared for. It’s self-care that can bring some much-needed peace of mind.

FreeWill, a will-writing tool featured in Forbes, has been used by over 130,000 Americans, because it takes 20 minutes or less to complete, can be used to create other important estate planning documents (like an Advanced Healthcare Directive) and is totally free to use — no matter what.

While writing your will, you can also include an optional gift to create a legacy that will help ensure women and their families can access essential health services like access to contraception.

We hope you’re inspired to write your will in an act of self-care, and protect what you love.

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