If you wish to invite friends and family to make a memorial contribution to Closer to Free, please include the suggested language below in the obituary. Acknowledgment letters are sent to both the donor and the family on a regular basis. Gifts can be mailed or made online (link to donation page). We recommend that you contact us at 203-688-9644 to let us know how you wish to be notified when gifts are made.
In Lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of (honoree’s name) can be made to the Closer to Free Fund, which jointly supports Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven and Yale Cancer Center. Please make checks payable to Closer to Free Fund and mail to P.O. Box 1849, New Haven, CT 06508. Please include the honoree’s name on the memo line. Secure online gifts can be made at https://www.givetoynhh.org/closertofree
Tribute donations also make a perfect gift to honor special occasions such as birthdays, holidays, and weddings.
Making a memorial or tribute gift is a wonderful way to honor someone special while supporting the mission of Closer to Free. Memorial gifts offer the opportunity to honor a loved one’s legacy or express sympathy to a family who has lost a loved one.
Making a gift to Closer to Free is the perfect way to celebrate life’s important milestones. Whether it is a birthday, anniversary, baptism, or graduation, your donation to Closer to Free will show your appreciation to those who have touched and inspired you.
Sometimes words are simply not enough to thank someone who has helped you during your stay at Smilow Cancer Hospital or during a difficult time. Making a gift "in honor," and saying "thank you," recognizes the outstanding service that Smilow physicians, nurses and other staff members or volunteers provide. It's a lasting gift that will surely brighten someone's day.