A bequest to the Prostate Cancer Foundation will provide a real and enduring legacy for use in supporting men and their families who are living with the outcomes and effects of prostate cancer.
Bequests can take several forms such as:
- Specific bequest – a certain amount of cash, securities, or property.
- General bequest – property that is similar to all other items distributed, usually cash.
- Percentage bequest – a stated percentage of the donor’s estate.
- Residual bequest – all or a portion of what remains of the estate after specific and general bequests are distributed.
The Prostate Cancer Foundation is a registered charity (no CC30635) and receives no Government funding. All funding comes by way of donations, bequests, grants and proceeds from fundraising activities and events across New Zealand. Our funding is spent on three main areas, Awareness, Support and Research.
Around half goes towards running awareness campaigns around the country, from our flagship Blue September campaign to smaller community events throughout the year. Our goal is to spread the message to men and their families that early detection saves lives, it’s as simple as that.
About a third of our funding goes towards providing support services to men and their families dealing with Prostate Cancer. We run an 0800 number helpline and a support network of over 30 support representatives that cover the whole of New Zealand.
Roughly a fifth of funding is allocated towards research projects. Past projects have included investigating new diagnostic tools for GP practices and the use of specialised PET scanning to aid treatment decision making
As you consider including the Prostate Cancer Foundation in your Will, you may find it helpful to think about the following:
- A gift in a Will is often the most cost-effective form of funding given, because it does not add cost to the Foundation to raise compared to other fundraising activities.
- A gift in your Will arranged now does not impact your current budget. You don’t have to dip deeply into your current cash flow.
- The Foundation has made considerable positive impact in spreading the early detection message and your bequest can add considerable momentum to continuing that success in the future.
Here’s what donating to the Foundation has meant to some of our generous supporters:
“A year ago my father had prostate cancer and got through it, so just want to help, even just a small amount, other families out there.” – Rebecca, Te Puke.
“Thank you for the work that you do to help out those in need. I just hope that my small donation will make a difference to someone out there, a family who is going through hard times, an individual who is confused and asking “why me?” Thank you again for the work you do.” – Ashmita, Auckland.
“My Dad is a survivor of prostate Cancer and I wish to support and help the foundation so that other sons and daughters can have their Dad’s around a little longer too. Thank you for everything you do.” – Conor, Hamilton.
If you are interested in discussing leaving a bequest to the Prostate Cancer Foundation and would like someone to contact you, please email Claire or call 09 4152405.