The story of a child's life shouldn't include cancer. Those children who survive their cancer 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.
Would you like to learn more? Please call Gayle Hannan in our Supporter Engagement Team on 02 7209 6708 or email Gayle at email@example.com.
June and Anthony Payne
"Our happy and seemingly healthy 7-year-old son, David, was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma in 1976. A rare cancer considered virtually incurable at the time; we were told David had only months to live.
"David defied these odds and today is a healthy 50-year-old who appreciates every day of his life. Leaving a gift in our Will to Children’s Cancer Institute demonstrates not only our gratitude but also reinforces our desire to see the fight continue, to eradicate all childhood cancer and the immense heartbreak and stress that goes with it."
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's important that Children’s Cancer Institute is correctly named in your Will. Below is some wording for you to consider and share with 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 decide to include a gift to Children's Cancer Institute in your will so we can welcome you to our ever growing and very special family, each determined to put an end to childhood cancer.
Can we help?
Call Gayle Hannan in our Supporter Engagement Team on 02 7209 6708 or email email@example.com. Gayle can walk you through the process, answer any of your questions and post or email you our gift in will booklet.
Have you been thinking about writing a Will but just not sure where to start? Let us make it easy for you.
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After you’ve taken care of your loved ones, you may also wish to leave a gift to Children’s Cancer Institute. Even a gift as little as 1% of your estate can change the story for a child with cancer.
We honour the people whose kind gifts in Wills we received during 2021. Whilst we cannot thank them in person, we have let their loved ones know of our deep gratitude and shared the impact of their gift.
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
How are funds used?
Research & scientific activities to help cure childhood cancer.
In 2020, 81 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