Bequests

A cancer-free future for children

Would you consider leaving a gift in your will?

Remembering The Kids’ Cancer Project in your will is a significant way to help find better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for childhood cancer. By leaving a gift in your will, you pave the way for a life free from cancer for all children in the future. It's a powerful legacy.

Alison Muir, Bequests Executive

Contact Alison to discuss your gift or any questions you may have:
By phone: 02 8394 7752
By email: alison@tkcp.org.au

"I want to provide for children with cancer in my will"

Writing or changing your will is a deeply personal decision. Many people feel most comfortable leaving what is left of their estate after their loved ones have been provided for. This is known as the residue of your estate, or a residual gift.
Other options include leaving a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your total estate, a percentage of the residue of your estate, or items of value (such as shares or real estate).If you decide to make this very special gift, please let us know. It's wonderful to hear from those who’ve made (or who are considering making) such a great gift.

Wording for your will

If you already have a will, simply add a codicil (a short legal amendment) to it. Here is some suggested wording: “I give (insert dollar amount/items of value/percentage of my residuary estate) to The Kids’ Cancer Project: ABN 13 061 138 181 for research in the field of childhood cancer.”

 

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Sue's life-saving decision

Sue was diagnosed with breast cancer early in 2014. At the end of the year, after surgery followed by chemotherapy and radiotherapy, she was cancer free. Her experience made her think about her grandchildren, how would her family deal with the trauma if one of the kids was diagnosed with cancer?

I wouldn't want my adult children to experience the heartache of cancer with their little children. Leaving a gift in my will is something I can do to make a difference.