The Legacy of Your Lifetime


Have you been putting off creating or updating your will? You’re not alone. The majority of adults in the US don’t have a will. But it’s crucial to have a plan in place to ensure your wishes are followed. Thoughtful estate planning can provide you with peace of mind, prevent problems for your heirs, and may provide financial benefits. Your will is an expression of your values and is an impactful way to create a lasting legacy.

Investing in JDRF-backed or inspired research through a legacy gift opens more promising avenues in our race to cure T1D and brings key advances that are helping people with T1D lead fuller, safer lives. There’s no better time like the present to develop a strategy that will help you achieve your financial and charitable goals. The first step is to ask yourself these questions:

  • What are my current and future goals?
  • How do I provide security to my family and loved ones?
  • Who should inherit my home and other assets?
  • What happens if I become incapacitated?
  • How can I continue to support the causes that are most important to me?

JDRF has created a comprehensive guide to help you answer these questions. Your Will to Give: A Guide to Creating Your Legacy includes easy-to-use forms to help you document your information. Request your free copy today.

If you don’t have a plan in place, your state government will dictate the distribution of your hard-earned assets. Creating an estate plan protects you and your family. Learn more about how gifts through estates also help support JDRF’s mission.