Charities, like Lung Foundation Australia, sit at the heart of our society and rely on the generosity of passionate communities to create real and lasting change. Yet research shows that less than 8% of Australians choose to leave a charitable bequest in their Will.
It’s a common misconception that only wealthy people leave gifts to charities. The reality is that the bequest gifts received by Lung Foundation Australia have come from ordinary, hardworking people who want to make a positive difference for lung health.
These amazing gifts have helped us to invest over $40 million in research over the last 30 years. Support like this means we have seen advancements in treatments and an increase in survival rates and quality of life across a number of lung diseases and lung cancer in recent years.
But more funding is urgently needed to continue these breakthroughs and give hope to the 7 million Australians that live with a lung condition.
“Now more than ever, we need to work together and build on the momentum to drive real and lasting change. Thanks to our incredible community, we’re seeing advancements every single day in lung disease research, but there is a long road ahead of us,” Lung Foundation Australia CEO Mark Brooke said.
“For rare lung diseases like Pulmonary Fibrosis, while research is discovering treatments that help to slow the progression of the disease, we still don’t understand what causes it. For those impacted by lung cancer, five-year survival rates are just 17%, yet when we look at the likes of breast and ovarian cancer, we can see first-hand how research investment drastically improves outcomes.”
Leaving a gift to Lung Foundation Australia in your Will is a wonderful act of kindness and commitment.
“It establishes your legacy – to create hope for Australians with lung disease and lung cancer by investing in ground-breaking research. It allows you to continue to support the work of a cause you are passionate about. And it can give you the satisfaction of knowing that your values and beliefs will be passed on to future generations.”
“It is our promise to you to use your legacy for the greatest impact, working to build a better future for people impacted by lung disease.”
We understand that family and friends come first but once you have taken care of your loved ones please take a moment to consider leaving a bequest in your Will to Lung Foundation Australia.
“Now more than ever, we need to work together and build on the momentum to drive real and lasting change. Thanks to our incredible community, we’re seeing advancements every single day in lung disease research, but there is a long road ahead of us.” CEO, Mark Brooke.
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For more information about leaving a lasting legacy that will help create a future free from lung disease and lung cancer, get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or free call 1800 654 301.