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 your gift in your Will can make tomorrow better


“Thank you to all of the Research Guardians who have also left a gift in your Will to NBCF. It is an amazing gift and one last ‘good’ thing that you can do that will make a difference in the world. I could not be prouder of being able to play a role in breast cancer research. Yes, breast cancer treatment has definitely come a long way but there is still a long way to go. To know that my gift may help improve the lives of others is a wonderful feeling.”

– Sarah, NBCF Research Guardian

“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, 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.

suggested wording

"I bequeath to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, ABN 37 144 841 707, to promote and support breast cancer research,

  1. the residue of my estate OR
  2. percentage of my residuary estate (specified percentage) OR
  3. the sum of (specified sum), OR
  4. 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)."

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.


Specific asset

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


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.

Contact Us

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch for confidential information or advice.

Simply phone Diana Morison, Gifts in Wills Executive on 02 8098 4848 or email diana.morison@nbcf.org.au

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 thank you and 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, download your information pack.