Losing her long-term battle with cancer, Elizabeth Edwards died Tuesday.
In a statement, the Edwards family asked that her memory be honored with charity donations, instead of flowers.
Though many would expect donations be requested for breast cancer charity, the Edwards family is instead asking for the public to support the foundation created in honor of Edwards' son.
On behalf of Elizabeth we want to express our gratitude to the thousands of kindred spirits who moved and inspired her along the way. Your support and prayers touched our entire family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wade Edwards Foundation which benefits the Wade Edwards Learning Lab at www.wade.org.
The foundation was started in 1996 to honor Wade, the Edwards' 16-year-old son who was killed in a car crash.
Funds given to the foundation support the Wade Edwards Learning Lab Raleigh, N.C. The lab produces resources to teens, including free after-school computer access.