Leaving a gift to Parkinson’s research is a lasting and meaningful way to advance treatments and a cure for Parkinson’s. Not only will your gift help the 150,000 Australian’s living with Parkinson’s it will also help future generations.
It’s a common misconception that only very wealthy people leave money to charity in their wills. The reality is that most bequests are made by ordinary, hardworking people who want to make a positive difference to causes they care about after they’re gone.
However large or small, a bequest to Shake It Up will make a difference. It will allow Australia’s leading Parkinson’s researchers to focus their attention on finding the cause, better treatments and ultimately a cure for Parkinson’s.
Through our partnership with The Michael J. Fox Foundation we know our researchers are at the cutting edge of Parkinson’s research worldwide and each new project we fund moves us closer to a goal: a cure for Parkinson’s.
We guarantee that 100% of all monies received by the Foundation will fund the world’s best Parkinson’s research right here in Australia targeted at finding better treatments and ultimately a cure.
Leaving a gift in your Will is simple and 100% of your contribution will be directed to Parkinson’s research in Australia. If you don’t have a Will, you should seek legal advice on creating one, alternatively, if you have already written your Will, then you can add a codicil (a short legal amendment) to your Will.
A gift can be made in the form of a:
1. A residual bequest
You can make a gift of the residue (or remainder), or a percentage of the residue, of your estate once specific gifts and expenses have been taken care of.
2. A specified amount
You can make a specific bequest by simply stating the dollar amount in your Will that you wish to leave.
3. % of your Estate
A percentage of the overall value of your estate.
4. An asset
You may wish to make a gift of a specific asset, for example, real estate, shares, bonds etc
It’s also important to talk to your loved ones about your intentions and let them know that leaving a gift to Parkinson’s research is important to you. This can help to ensure your final wishes are carried out.
Joan’s gift to the future
Joan Cormack lived with Parkinson’s for more than 20 years. Joan lived life with the belief she could beat Parkinson’s which made her determined to do everything she could to support Shake It Up and Parkinson’s research. A regular donor to the foundation, Joan wanted to make a difference when she departed from this life.
Joan’s gift included cash and shares. As a not-for-profit organisation a gift of shares to Shake It Up can be transferred in specie which reduces the impact of capital gains tax on your estate.
Joan’s bequest to the foundation has left a lasting legacy in her name, supporting cutting edge Parkinson’s research that will benefit those living with the disease as well as future generations.
Your Gift Will Help Shape The Future.
For a confidential discussion, and to find out more about leaving a bequest to Parkinson's research or to share your intentions please complete the form below. Alternatively, please contact Vicki Miller, by phone 1300 361 803 or email email@example.com
A bequest to Shake It Up Australia Foundation is a meaningful way to Support Parkinson's and make a lasting impact on medical research. By supporting Shake It Up in your Will, you will be helping your loved ones, friends and colleagues now and in the future.
Wording for Your Will
I GIVE [$……………….] or [% of my Estate] or [the residue of my Estate] to SHAKE IT UP AUSTRALIA FOUNDATION ABN 65 270 391 304 to be applied for the purposes of Parkinson’s research.
Legal Name: Shake It Up Australia Limited (ACN: 150 635 948) ATF Shake It Up Australia Foundation Trust
ABN: 65 270 391 304
DGR Status: YES
You can either include the bequest when you write your Will or simply add one as a codicil to your existing Will. It’s also important to talk to your loved ones about your intentions and let them know that leaving a gift to Parkinson’s research is important to you. This can help to ensure that your intentions and wishes are carried out.
Writing Your Will
Do you have a valid Will? Writing a Will used to be a lengthy and costly exercise as you met with a solicitor to talk about your end of life wishes. However, with advances in technology and DIY platforms you can now write a legally valid Will for free online.
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By answering a few simple questions from the comfort of your own home you can have your Will completed in under 10 minutes. You can nominate your Executors, appoint Guardians for your children, divide your Estate, leave specific gifts to loved ones and outline your funeral wishes. It’s that easy.
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For a confidential discussion, and to find out more about leaving a bequest to Parkinson’s research, please contact Vicki Miller, by phone 1300 361 803 or email firstname.lastname@example.org