Gifts in Wills
GIFTS IN WILLS
Why leave a gift in your Will?
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia, with one in eight 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 & 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 help us get closer to achieving our mission – and 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.
Simply give the following wording to your Solicitor to include in your Will or as a Codicil to your Will once you have decided what kind of gift you would like to include:
“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 the sum of (a specified sum), or my (specified items), 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).”
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 welcome you as a Research Guardian. You will receive exclusive invitations to lab tours and other special events in your state. You can call us on 1300 708 763 or email us at email@example.com.
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
Leave a gift in your will and become a Research Guardian
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. You will receive exclusive invitations to lab tours and other special events in your state.
Research Guardian Stories
“Cancer has affected many members of my family, my sister and my niece have both battled breast cancer. I don’t want to see any more members of my family go through the worry and pain that they did and leaving a gift in my Will is one way in which I can help support research into the future to help beat this disease.” – Norman
“I work in a doctor’s surgery and sadly all too often I see the affect breast cancer has on other families, so therefore it is important to me to be a regular supporter and leaving a gift in my Will to the National Breast Cancer Foundation is one way to help support research and the fight against this terrible disease.” – Glenda
The National Breast Cancer Foundation is a member of Charity Wills, an online legal Will making service which is free of charge for those wishing to include the National Breast Cancer Foundation in their Will.
Call us on 1300 708 763
Email Matthew, Gifts and Wills Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org
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 welcome you as a Research Guardian. You will receive exclusive invitations to lab tours and other special events in your state.
We will also keep you up to date on the latest findings in breast cancer research on a regular basis.
Alternatively, fill in the form below for your downloadable information pack