Behind the scenes at ACRF: Meet Lee

With the need for connection being more important than ever before, we’re pleased to share with you some behind-the-scenes action from the ACRF team. Meet Lee Christian, our Planned Giving Manager.

“After nearly 10-years working for ACRF, I still get excited when I meet a supporter in person for the first time. It’s like we are solidifying a friendship that until now has been carried out over the phone or via email. It’s truly an honour to meet them – many who’ve been donating to us for decades and have had deep personal experiences with cancer.  Luckily we have plenty of opportunities to do this – such as lab tours and our annual high teas.

As the Planned Giving Manager, I am humbled by those who make that very personal commitment to ACRF by including a bequest in their Will. This is indeed a gift from the heart. I always say – it’s not the amount that is in the Will, but the number of people who do this that makes all the difference. 

At home – I have two busy teenagers and I try to stay active and fit. One of the things I enjoy doing with my husband is long bushwalks and I feel very lucky that our neighbourhood has loads of parks and bushland to enjoy this. We also enjoy travel and are trying to do as much as possible before our chickens fly the coop. From simple family camping trips to international travel – these are best enjoyed as a family.

For now – during COVID19 lock-down we are enjoying this ‘enforced family time’ – with lots of family dinners, game-nights and movie-nights. But I am sure we will all be happy to see life go back to normal. The first thing I plan to do when able is a quick trip to QLD to see my parents.”