When you leave a gift in your Will for lung research, you are creating a legacy of hope.
It means hope for people living with lung cancer and lung disease that a cure can be found. A gift in your Will means ongoing lung health research breakthroughs, which continue to make a real difference to those living with a lung condition, now and in the future.
Can anyone leave a gift in their Will?
Yes! It is not only people with high wealth who leave gifts to charities. Every gift, no matter the size, makes a powerful and positive difference for lung health. It is a very personal act of generosity which shows your commitment to future generations. Legacy gifts have helped Lung Foundation Australia to invest over $40 million in research over the past 30 years. This has only been possible because of each person who has given so generously.
Where will the money from my Legacy gift go?
When you leave a gift in your Will for lung research, you are helping to commit desperately needed funding towards research that changes lives. Australians diagnosed with lung cancer face a five-year survival rate of less than 18%, compared to more than 90% for breast and prostate cancers. For rare conditions like Pulmonary Fibrosis, research has uncovered life-changing treatments that help to slow disease progression, giving those impacted more precious time. Your gift helps to uncover new treatments and one day, a cure. Through the Hope Research Fund, gifts left to us in Wills are creating a better tomorrow.
How does leaving a gift in your Will for lung research make a difference?
Over the last 30 years, thanks to the generosity of our community, more than 260 of the best and brightest lung researchers have been supported by Lung Foundation Australia’s research awards and grants program. These inspiring researchers are making ground-breaking discoveries that are changing lives. In recent years, advancements in diagnosis and treatments have seen an increase in survival rates and quality of life across a number of lung diseases. Leaving a gift in your Will is a simple yet extraordinary way to ensure life-saving lung health research continues beyond your lifetime.
In the words of researcher A/Prof Lucy Morgan, whose career has been dedicated to improving the lives of Australians impacted by lung disease, donations from generous individuals are “not a drop in the ocean when it comes to research funding … it’s the whole pool”.
How can I include a gift to Lung Foundation Australia?
We understand this is a significant decision. We recommend seeking professional advice about leaving a gift in your Will for lung research. Our Gifts in Wills guide can help. If you would like to know more about how your legacy gift can make an impact, contact our team to talk through any questions via email@example.com or free call 1800 654 301.
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