Thanks to the generosity of the Australian community, Cancer Council provides more than $45 million a year to cancer research, along with education and prevention programs and support services assisting thousands of patients and families.
Unfortunately 1 in 2 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer by age 85. Thanks to advances in early detection, treatment, more than half will be successfully treated. Yet cancer remains the number one cause of premature death in Australia.
A bequest in your will can make a real difference in the fight against cancer and help those who are diagnosed with cancer, including family, friends and future generations.
Some ways your bequest can 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.
- Information and support through Cancer Council Helpline, a free* national service (more than 150,000 Australian call for information and support every year).
- Advice to doctors and other health professionals about prevention and best treatment.
Bequests can be directed to the area you believe is important.
Through your will, you have the power to help us beat cancer and save lives.
After family and friends, please consider Cancer Council in your will. Your gift, no matter how large or small, will make a difference.