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Why leave a gift in your will

Giving a charitable gift in your name or in honour of a loved one can mean the world of difference as we work for a future free from cancer.

If you choose to remember Cancer Council in your will, you can trust that good shall come from it. Cancer Council funded research has made a real contribution to the declining number of cancer deaths in the last 20 years.

Some of the ways your gift will help

  • Research to discover the causes of cancer and improve treatment.
  • Education and awareness campaigns that save lives by preventing cancer and detecting it earlier.
  • Services for people with cancer, their families and carers, including support groups, palliative care, accommodation for cancer patients having treatment, financial assistance and resources.
  • Advice to doctors and other health professionals about prevention and best treatment.


"I know first-hand that the gift you leave in your will makes a real difference to the lives of cancer patients and carers. It enables us to provide tailored advice every day to callers to the 13 11 20 Information and Support phone line"
Hannah Baird, Cancer Divisions Program


Cancer Council's commitment to you

It is our vision that together we will beat cancer. When people like you entrust us with a gift in your will, these are the assurances we make:

  1. We respect the time needed to make this decision - your will is personal and it is your decision about when to write or review your will.
  2. We understand you might change your mind - we recognise circumstances change and your right to reconsider your decision at any time.
  3. We will honour and respect your privacy and your decision regarding your chosen level of engagement and communication with us.
  4. We will invest your gift responsibly to extend our reach into the community and ensure your gift has a direct contribution to cancer research, advocacy, prevention, information and support.
  5. We will continue to carry out our activities with accountability, openly and with transparency to ensure our community is kept up to date with the latest cancer information and our progress.
  6. We will work with all parties handling your gift with care, sensitivity and respect to ensure your wishes are met.
  7. We will give you and your loved ones the choice and opportunity to connect with the work we do, that is made possible with gifts like yours.
  8. We will thank you and remember you for the enduring support you are giving to so many others.

This page was last updated on: Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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