The importance of bequests in funding world-class cancer research

The Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) would like to take the opportunity to comment on recent stories in a number of news publications regarding Gifts in Wills.

The ACRF has long been a recipient of generous bequests from Australian individuals, some of which have entirely funded grants to world-class research centres. For example:

  • $2.4 million awarded to the Western Australian Institute of Medical Research, for the development of a world-class cancer imaging facility. Click here for more on this grant.
  • $3.1 million awarded to the Children’s Cancer Research Institute Australia, to create a comprehensive Drug Discovery Centre for Childhood Cancers. Read more about the CCIA grant here.

Without generous bequests such as these, progress in Australian cancer research would be significantly hindered. A bequest is an incredible legacy that many Australians like to leave behind. Any individual who pledges a bequest to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation is very important to us and, if they so wish, we keep in regular contact with them.

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