Marie is making a difference

Marie Daly was 76 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016.

Marie used the experience – and her gratitude for the help she received – to throw her support behind BCNA and its work.

‘When I was originally diagnosed, I felt very alone. BCNA provided great support to me during my time of need, and I am forever grateful for the wonderful support I received during this time’, she says.

‘After my experience, I wanted to leave a legacy in the form of a bequest, and make a positive difference in helping people who may be diagnosed in the future.’

‘I hope my bequest will make it possible for others to live long and happy lives.’

Marie says she wants 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 couldn’t have been easier.’

She also says it’s important to know all gifts make a difference, and are welcomed by BCNA. You don’t have to be wealthy to include a gift in your will.

‘I always say if you can’t give now you can leave a gift after you go, so write it in your will. No matter how small, we can all do something, and every gift helps.’

If you are interested in learning more about leaving a gift in your will to BCNA, or would like a confidential discussion, please contact BCNA’s National Manager Major Gifts Gerrard Peck on mobile 0402 124 624, or email

Issue 87
Spring 2020