Leave a gift in your will

Where there’s a Will …

There is a way for us to improve treatment and life outcomes for those with GI Cancer in the future. Leaving a gift in your Will, whether large or small, can make a real difference. Your support enables cutting edge research into new treatments that will benefit GI cancer patients and their families beyond your lifetime.

There are many reasons why people choose to leave a bequest…

My older sister was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2013. Despite several rounds of chemotherapy, she died in August 2014. It was just so fast. Since her death, my niece Jessica and I learned a lot more about pancreatic cancer. We discovered how low survival rates were – and shockingly, how little those survival rates have improved over the past 50 years. I’ve made a bequest to the GI Cancer Institute in my Will. I know firsthand how much needs to be done to find cures for patients with GI cancer. And research is the only thing that’s going to get those cures. Leaving a legacy to an organisation like the GI Cancer Institute is important to me. It makes me feel hopeful that, even after I’m gone, I can still help further the search for better treatments for patients with GI cancer – people just like my sister.” Isabel, NSW

“My reason to leave a gift in my Will to GI cancer research was very personal. My mother died of pancreatic cancer and my stepfather now has colon cancer. Two GI cancers that have affected my family.  I have always thought about leaving something in my Will to an organisation, it is part of my Christian beliefs.  For me it was a normal thing to do. But, of course it does depend on the person’s circumstance and their world view. It depends on whether you have practical considerations and whether you need to help children. But for me it is important to leave a gift in my Will to help the next generation.” S Wong, NSW

I have chosen to leave a gift in my Will to the GI Cancer Institute. My reasons are that I have been employed at the GI Cancer Institute for 5 years and over that time I have seen the amazing dedication and work undertaken by our clinician researchers with patients and their families. Their commitment to finding better treatments for gastro-intestinal cancers continues to astound me.  I have also chosen the GI Cancer Institute because through working here I know where my bequest and donations are spent and I know that 100% of my gift will go to GI cancer research.” Nicky Lancaster, NSW

After your family and those you love are looked after, a gift in your Will is a simple and personal way to support a cause you believe is worthwhile. We welcome the opportunity to provide you with information to assist with this very personal decision.

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Enquire About Leaving a Gift in Your Will

For a confidential conversation and to discuss the different types of gifts and bequests available, please contact Nicky Lancaster, Philanthropy Manager, on 1300 666 769 or send an email to nicky@gicancer.org.au