Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia, with one in seven women and one in 700 men expected to be diagnosed within their lifetime. Its incidence is increasing – meaning far too many sisters, mothers, brothers, daughters, fathers, wives, sons and husbands will be impacted, far too often.
Our mission is to reduce this impact through research to improve treatment outcomes and stop breast cancer from taking the people we love.
If you share this vision, then please consider leaving a gift to the National Breast Cancer Foundation in your Will. It’s a disease we cannot ignore, but together we can create a better tomorrow.
Your generosity will make a difference for generations to come.
HOW YOUR GIFT IN YOUR WILL CAN MAKE TOMORROW BETTER
Watch Heather’s story and see how a gift in your Will can save more Australian lives.
“My mother was 64 when she passed away from breast cancer. Mum received great care and support during her treatment. Leaving a bequest is my way of giving something back and supporting breast cancer research for future generations.”
– Heather, NBCF Research Guardian
How to leave a gift in your Will
It is important to have a Will to ensure your estate is given to the people and causes you most care about. Making or updating your Will need not be expensive or complicated but you should seek legal advice and talk through how you wish your estate to be distributed. Reviewing your Will every few years is also important as circumstances change throughout your life such as marriage, sale of a property, birth of children or grandchildren and changes to family relationships.
Did you know that by leaving 1% of your estate to charity your loved ones will still receive 99%?
“I bequeath to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, ABN 37 144 841 707, to promote and support breast cancer research,
- The residue of my estate or
- Percentage of my residuary estate (specified percentage) or
- The sum of (specified sum), or
- My (specified assets),
free of all duties and taxes including, if any CGT, and the receipt of the Secretary or other authorised officer for the time being shall be a complete and sufficient discharge for the executor(s).”
Gifts in Wills - Quick Information
Legal Name: National Breast Cancer Foundation
ABN: 37 144 841 707
Registered Address: Level 9, 10 Barrack Street, Sydney NSW 2000
TYPES OF GIFTS IN WILLS
The remainder of an estate after specific gifts have been disbursed.
A percentage of either the residue or the entire estate.
Real estate shares, bonds or other particular items of value.
A specific gift of cash.
Become a Research Guardian
Research Guardians are a dedicated group of supporters who have included a gift in their Will, united by their commitment to funding life-changing research for the benefit of future generations.
As a Research Guardian you are part of a forward thinking community that cares deeply and passionately about protecting future generations from the devastation of a breast cancer diagnosis.
If you have decided to leave a gift in your Will to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), please let us know as we would like to personally thank you and welcome you as a Research Guardian. This is an honorary membership in recognition of your generosity and commitment and enables us to thank you in your lifetime.
As a member, you will be invited to lab tours and special events, hear interesting speakers, meet like-minded people, and learn about the latest findings in breast cancer research made possible because of the philanthropic support of people like you.
If you are preparing your own Will, the National Breast Cancer Foundation is a member of Charity Wills – a free online Will service.
To use this service, please visit www.charitywills.net.au/nbcf