After her daughter, Linda Scime, lost her battle with cancer in 2000, Mary knew she wanted to give back to Roswell Park. She took Linda's place on the Roswell Park Alliance Community Board, and she began volunteering in the gift shop. Mary also decided to “Remember Roswell” with a gift from her estate, which will go to the endowed fund her and her family established in Linda’s memory.
Mary says, “I am not a wealthy lady, but I believe by naming Roswell Park in my will, I can provide a larger financial gift, one I'm not able to give right now. Along with leaving something for the important people in my life, I want to leave something for a place that's been so very special and important to me as well.”
Mary encourages her fellow volunteers to consider legacy giving to complement their commitments to Roswell Park.