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Legacy Society members Midge and Alton Lipkin named BWH as a beneficiary of their retirement plan to fuel groundbreaking research for years to come.

Generosity Inspired by Life-Saving Care

In their 60 years of marriage, Alton and Midge Lipkin have overcome health challenges including cancer, heart disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. At one point, Midge says, “I had arthritis attacks after chemotherapy and couldn’t walk. Alton had to carry me to the car from my appointments.”

They credit Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) for restoring their health—and their quality of life.

“The generosity of those who came before us funded medical research that ultimately saved our lives,” says Alton. “We have every reason to pay that forward.”

The Lipkins have named BWH as a beneficiary of their retirement plan to support initiatives of three of their physicians: Martin Solomon, MD, medical director of Brigham and Women’s Primary Care Associates of Brookline; Adam Kibel, MD, chief of the Division of Urology; and William Docken, MD, medical director of the Orthopedics and Arthritis Center at Chestnut Hill.

“Giving back to support our doctors’ work is a powerful way to say, ‘Thank you’ for enabling us to live—and to enjoy life,” says Alton.

Adds Midge, “Contributing to Brigham and Women’s through our estate plan gives us great joy because it allows us to become part of something bigger than ourselves.”  

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