A world without cancer could be the legacy you leave behind to your loved ones. When you leave a gift in your Will to Australian Cancer Research Foundation, you provide some of the greatest minds in cancer research access to vital tools they need to outsmart cancer.
Often people who choose to include a cancer charity in their Will have lost a loved one to cancer or have had cancer themselves. These people have become our heroes, as new and improved methods to detect and treat cancer would not exist if wasn’t for them.
We are always grateful and humbled by those who leave a legacy to cancer research through a gift in their Will. No matter the size or amount you are able to give, ACRF is honoured to count you among our wonderful bequestors. The next discovery to outsmart cancer could start with you.
If you would like to learn more please follow the steps below.
Call our bequest manager on her direct line 9210 7408 and have a chat. Lee will walk you through any queries you may have and can post or email you a bequest booklet to peruse at your leisure and discuss with family, before a decision.
Call your solicitor and make an appointment to create or update your Will to include a bequest to ACRF. You will need our recommended Will Wording (see below). If you haven’t got a family solicitor, you may wish to attend one of ACRF’S annual Wills Day events held in Sydney, where a pro bono solicitor will create a Simple Will for a greatly reduced fee.
“I give, devise and bequeath to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACN 002 774 727) of Suite 302, 77 King St, Sydney for the purposes of funding world-class cancer research, free from all taxes and duties, (here please specify your gift, eg. the sum of $X). I direct that the receipt of any director or other proper officer for the time being of that Foundation will be a sufficient discharge to my Trustees.
We would love to know so we can celebrate your decision to include us in your Will, thereby helping us outsmart cancer!
Australia has federal laws that state what should happen to your estate and your assets, if you are to pass without a Will (intestate).
YOUR SPOUSE: If you pass without a Will, your estate automatically goes to your spouse. However, if you are estranged from your spouse, inheritance is at the discretion of the court and the outcome may not be as you wish. To Ensure YOUR wishes are fulfilled, create a legal Will to protect the beneficiaries of your estate.
YOUR PARTNER: If you pass without a Will and you are not married, but have a live-in partner, regardless of the years you have been together, they may not automatically inherit and can be forced to move out of your shared home.
YOUR CHILDREN: If you have minor children but no Will, (therefore no provision for them when you die), a judge can decide who is the best person to become their guardian. By creating a legal Will, you can control who raises your children and when they receive their inheritance once they come of age.
YOUR FAVOURITE CHARITIES: You may have told your friends and family that you wish your favourite charity to receive a gift when you pass. However, if you do not have a legal Will, this wish cannot be upheld and is at the discretion of your executor.
Gifts in Wills to ACRF is a wonderful way to leave a legacy to cancer research. But without a legal Will, your wish to leave a legacy to ACRF, may not occur.
ACRF hosts annual Wills Days that provide a professional yet affordable way to create a legal Will, and if you wish, show your support for ACRF.
Our next Wills Days will be held in 2020. If you have enquiries, please email Planned Giving Manager Lee Christian for more information.
Those who kindly think of us when creating their Will, regardless of the amount, are helping us end cancer. A bequest to ACRF helps us to arm our researchers with the tools and equipment they need to outsmart cancer.
Even if you have a Will, adding a charity is as simple as adding a Codicil to your existing Will. Seek advice from your solicitor if you wish to do so.
You can also make a gift to ACRF during your lifetime. This enables ACRF to channel the funds into worthy research projects immediately, enabling you to see how your wonderful contribution is helping to outsmart cancer.
We know that some people may have a preference to fund a particular type of research. We recommend discussing any preferences you have with us.
If you would like to learn more, please complete the form below and we will contact you within 24 hours (or the next business day). Or you can contact Lee on her direct line to discuss - 02 9210 7408.