Pierre-August Renoir, the gifted French Impressionist painter, struggled with the devastating effects of Rheumatoid Arthritis. The disease required Renoir to use a wheelchair and prompted him to create assistive devices so that he could continue to paint. It has been said that Renoir's painting was always beautiful and optimisticvë much like his view on life and his condition.
At MedStar National Rehabilitation Network, we understand that life can change in an instant. A once vibrant person who has suffered a sudden illness or injury can face months relearning the most basic of tasks. We see it every day, but like Renoir, we recognize the importance of hope and determination as people rebuild their lives.
Despite the physical challenges he faced, Renoir left a legacy of beauty and inspiration to the world through his art. So it is fitting that we honor our planned giving donors with membership in the Renoir Society, named in memory of the artist's spirit. Membership in the Renoir Society is extended to those donors who have made a commitment to support the future of MedStar NRH with a planned gift. If you have already made the commitment to provide for MedStar NRH in the future, we would love to know so that we may include you as a member of the Renoir Society.
While a gift today is always appreciated, there are numerous estate-, financial- and tax-planning strategies that can benefit you while helping to ensure the future success of MedStar NRH and the lives of our patients. Your generosity will enhance and sustain the many services and programs that we provide for both patients and their families.
To learn more about planned giving options, please use the links provided above. For more information on the Renoir Society and a planned gift to MedStar NRH, please contact Dana Casson by at email@example.com or 202-877-1784.
Oil on canvas; sight: 70.8 x 54.61 cm (27 7/8 x 21 1/2 in.)
Frames: 98.11 x 82.23 x 6.35 cm (38 5/8 x 32 3/8 x 2 1/2 in.)
Harvard Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum, Bequest from the Collection of Maurice Wertheim, Class of 1906, 1951.61
Photo: David Mathews ©President and Fellows of Harvard College
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