Cancer is a merciless disease. In a child, it is heartbreakingly cruel. Those who survive often have lifelong side-effects. The fear of it lurks in every unexplained pain, every sniffle. Life is never truly carefree again.
We can and we will find a cure. But we need to work together. A gift in your Will has the power to change the world for these children. It is a legacy of hope. You can help bring back the joy into so many young lives.
Everything we have achieved at Children’s Cancer Institute has been because of people like you, who have given selflessly to help us work towards better treatments for children with cancer. We know with you by our side, so much is possible.
When I think back on my childhood, I remember so much happiness. Cancer steals that joy from children. When I grew up and had my own children, I was determined to find a way to stop the suffering. Together, we can give children back the childhood they ought to have."
Professor Michelle Haber AM
Executive Director Children’s Cancer Institute
Making or updating your Will
Step 1 – Have a chat
Call Gayle Hannan in our Supporter Engagement Team on 02 7209 6708 or email her firstname.lastname@example.org. Gayle can walk you through the process, answer any of your questions and post or email you our Gift in Will booklet.
Step 2 – Talk to your solicitor
Contact your solicitor to update your Will to include a gift to Children’s Cancer Institute.
Naturally you will want to take care of your family and loved ones first, making sure they are well looked after. Your solicitor will be able to help guide you on the best way to do this.
Your gift to Children’s Cancer Institute could take one of a variety of forms:
- the whole of your estate
- a percentage (%) of your estate
- the residue (or %) residue of your estate
- a specific amount ($)
- a specific asset
It is also important that Children’s Cancer Institute is correctly named in your Will. The form of wording below is provided for you to consider and take along to your solicitor:
I give to Children’s Cancer Institute Australia (ABN 41 072 279 559) my gift of (specify gift here eg X % of my estate) free of all duties and testamentary expenses for its general purposes and I direct that the receipt of that organisation shall be sufficient discharge to my executors for this bequest.
Step 3 – Let us know
Please let us know if you do include a gift in your Will to Children’s Cancer Institute and we can welcome you to our growing family of caring supporters.
Although the thought of relapse is definitely nerve-wracking, we just keep reminding ourselves of the goals we've kicked because Harper has responded so well to her treatment. Thank you so much Children's Cancer Institute for your relentless efforts to find treatments and a cure for childhood cancer.”
- Eliza, Harper’s mum
Read Harper's Story
Fred Fiegert, bequestor
I have always been interested in medical research, especially cancer research. It seems so cruel to me that children could be affected by this terrible disease.
I was particularly moved by Amity’s story – a little angel who lost her life to DIPG. I was inspired by her parents’ decision to donate her tumour sample to Children’s Cancer Institute. It was a priceless gift that will help others.
I believe that it is up to all of us to help organisations like Children’s Cancer Institute. I have long been a regular supporter. I decided to leave a gift in my Will so that I can keep helping them achieve their goals, and cure every child of cancer.
Fred recently celebrated his 90th birthday surrounded by his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
How are funds used?
Research & scientific activities to help cure childhood cancer.
In 2019, 79 cents of every dollar spent within the Institute was spent on dedicated research to help cure childhood cancer.
Fundraising activity to generate donations and increase funding
Core support services & infrastructure cost, vital to keep the Institute running