APC Bequests and Wills

Australian Prostate Cancer

Become a Life Guardian of Medical Research…

We thank the many people who choose to become an APC Life Guardian. Your thoughtful gift to medical research ensures we can continue to support the search for cures and the improvement of care within our community now and into the future.

How to Leave a Bequest
In leaving a bequest, you may choose to nominate a specific area of prostate cancer research, a specific research fellowship or a student scholarship.

There are also several different types of bequests you may like to consider:

Specific Bequest
A specific bequest is a nominated amount or a specific gift.

Percentage Bequest
A percentage bequest is a nominated percentage of your estate.

Residual Bequest
The residual bequest is what remains of your estate after family and friends have been provided for.

Your Will
A Will is one of the most important documents you will prepare as it gives you the choice to provide for the people you love and causes that are most significant to you. By including Australian Prostate Cancer (APC) in your Will, you are leaving a meaningful contribution that will positively impact the health of all Australians.

If you already have a Will in place and wish to make provisions for APC, a simple amendment or codicil can be arranged through your solicitor. Remember to review your Will every few years as your circumstances may change.

Wording
To ensure that the correct preparation and wording of your bequest is recorded in your Will, we suggest you make an appointment with your solicitor.

To make a bequest to Australian Prostate Cancer, the following wording may be useful:
‘I give (insert the bequest detail – the residual, a percentage of the estate or a nominated gift or property, money or item of value) to Australian Prostate Cancer of 60 Woodville Road, Woodville, South Australia 5011 and I declare that the receipt of the Public Officer, Chief Financial Officer or Chief Executive Officer for the time being shall be sufficient discharge to my Trustee/s for the payment of such benefit.’

A Will is a personal document. However, if you do intend to make a bequest to Australian Prostate Cancer, we would like to offer our assistance. You can request an APC Intention Form via the email link below. For any further information or to discuss any questions you may have, please contact us at bequest@ausprostatecancer.com.au or 08 8243 1101

Memorial Gifts
Memorial gifts enable family and friends to make a caring tribute in memory of a loved one through a chosen charity or organisation. Memorial gifts can be arranged through any Funeral Home as part of the funeral planning service.

Funeral notices will need to include:
‘Donations in memory of………………….. may be made to Australian Prostate Cancer ‘

Memorial envelopes for the service can be requested through our office on 08 8243 1101 or by writing to bequest@ausprostatecancer.com.au

We will ensure that the family receives written thanks and a summary of everyone who donated in memory of their loved one. Donors will also receive a letter of thanks and a receipt for their donation.

Tribute Giving

We never forget our loved ones that we have lost. A special way that some families like to honour the memory of their loved one is by setting up a Tribute Fund in their name to support vital prostate cancer research.

Tribute Giving is a special way of honouring the memory of a loved one.

Tribute Giving enables family and friends to make a lasting tribute in memory of a loved one by holding an annual memorial or making donations to support medical research that was important to them during their life. An event can be anything from a get-together with family and friends, to an annual fundraising event in your community. As part of the event we can invite your group to The Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research for a tour of the laboratory and you can meet the prostate cancer research teams, which your donations assist.

Every kind gift or donation to Australian Prostate Cancer makes a difference to vital medical research which is aimed at improving health and wellbeing for those we love. A Tribute Fund in the name of your loved one will enable the continuation of prostate cancer research focused on disease prevention as well as developing better treatments, and potentially cures for generations to come.

To find out more information contact us on 08 8243 1101 or reception@ausprostatecancer.com.au

 Tribute Giving