Anyone can leave a gift

Maureen Stevenson was aged 73 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016. The news came just one year after the passing of her husband, Barry.

The Gold Coast resident used the experience – including the help she received – to back BCNA and its work ensuring all Australians affected by breast cancer receive the very best care, treatment and support.

Such is her commitment to the cause, Maureen has become one of BCNA’s largest individual donors.

“After my experience with breast cancer, I wanted to leave a legacy, to support people who may be diagnosed in the future,” she said.

Maureen said she wanted people interested in helping out BCNA with a gift to know how easy the process was.

‘I thought it was going to be very complicated, but it was simply a matter of telling my solicitor how much I wanted to leave BCNA in my will.

‘It makes me feel good that my gift is helping future generations of women on their breast cancer journey. It’s nice to know my gift is helping make it easier for them,’ said Maureen.

Any person interested in leaving a gift in their will to BCNA should contact National Manager, Major Gifts Gerrard Peck on mobile 0402 124 624 or email

Issue 86
Autumn 2020