Ann RomanoBack in 2014, Ann Romano of Capistrano Beach felt a lump in her left breast. She went for a mammogram at MemorialCare Breast Center in Laguna Hills, and after a biopsy, the diagnosis was early-stage breast cancer.

“After undergoing a lumpectomy, I had ‘warp-speed radiation,’ where you go twice a day for five days,” said Ann. When she reached her five-year anniversary of being cancer-free, the staff at the MemorialCare Cancer Institute celebrated with her. She knew she wanted to say thank you in a special way.

“My husband was also cared for at Saddleback several times for congestive heart failure,” said Ann. “The people were so dedicated and caring.”

Ann has designated a percentage of her estate to Saddleback Medical Center with a bequest. This type of gift will impact care for patients and makes Ann a member of our Heritage Society.

“I want people who go through what I went through to have a first-rate experience, too.”

For more information on setting up an estate gift, call Lynn Dickinson, Director, Gift Planning, at (949) 452-3962 or email her at [email protected]. You can also visit