Hi! My fiance and I are doing donations as favors to the American Cancer Society and American Heart Association for family members who have died and those still living the the disease/heart problems. I am having a difficult time figuring out how to say it. I have come up with this so far:
"In lieu of favors we have chosen to make a donation to the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Associate in honor of those close to our hearts who could not be with us today and whose lives have been touched by these causes."
Appreciate any suggestions!