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Taking care of future generations is in our DNA

Wanting the next generation to have happier and healthier lives than we did is such a farsighted outlook on life. It’s something we all want; it’s why we work so hard all our lives, to make a better world for everyone, including our friends, our families, our children, grandchildren, nephews and nieces.

It’s why our dedicated team at Garvan are working so hard to build a future where everyone can enjoy longer, healthier lives. Our purpose is to make discoveries to predict, prevent and treat disease so that people can live without suffering and enjoy life to the fullest. 

Help us transform the health and well being of future generations

Your ongoing support for Garvan’s research is vital. We have 70 research groups working on over 50 diseases. The progress that is being made every day is incredible, and we want to ensure this life-saving research continues into the future. A guaranteed way to support our research for future generations is by leaving a gift in your Will to Garvan. 

Your loved ones will always come first, we understand that. All that we ask is that, after you have made provision for them in your Will, you consider a gift to support Garvan’s life-saving medical research. Whatever you can give, however big or small, will be used to change lives.

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“I decided to become a Garvan Partner for the Future as a tribute to my brother.”

Me and my big brother Peter were always close. We were both diagnosed with prostate cancer. I was diagnosed early and was eligible for radioactive brachytherapy seed implants, which have kept my cancer in check. Peter wasn’t as lucky; his cancer was advanced by the time it was detected.

Surgery could only remove part of the tumour. Secondary cancers were found throughout his body and Peter passed away within a year of his diagnosis. “I went on a tour of Garvan and learned about the research into personalised medicine, getting chemotherapy right so it doesn’t knock the hell out of you. I thought that was very worthwhile.”

It all goes back to my brother. I don’t want anyone else to lose someone close to them in the same way. Becoming a Garvan Partner for the Future is my tribute to Peter.

- Terry Gallagher, Garvan Partner for the Future

William Walker

William is a passionate supporter and recently reached an important milestone: his 103rd birthday! “Statistics show that people are living longer, thanks to medical research. By remembering Garvan in my Will, I feel I am making a contribution to the increasing longevity of my fellow man.”

Gabriel and Joan Farago

“We asked ourselves, what could possibly be more important than supporting cutting-edge medical research which will benefit generations to come? The answer was obvious and we became Garvan bequestors.”

Peter Olive

“My parents and grandparents passed the baton of a better life on to me and I feel it’s my duty to continue this and give back to others. That’s why I have included Garvan in my Will. It’s reassuring to think something I’ve accumulated throughout my life can bring benefit to humanity as a whole.”

With your help we can transform the health and wellbeing of future generations


Through our research, we’re determined to discover ways to better predict, diagnose, treat and one day prevent a range of life-limiting diseases, such as; cancer, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, diseases of the immune system, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. A bequest to Garvan in your Will is a guaranteed way to ensure our important research will continue to benefit future generations. 

If you choose to support Garvan with a gift in your Will, you will join a very special group of people that we call Garvan Partners for the Future. Unless you wish to remain anonymous, we invite you to have your name added to our Honour Board in the Galleria of the Garvan building in Sydney – as a permanent testament to your compassion for others.

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Have you already left a bequest to Garvan?

If you have already left a gift in your Will to Garvan, we’d welcome the opportunity to thank you personally. We’d also like to reassure you that we will always protect your privacy and respect how you prefer to hear from us and about our progress. Please click here to let us know you have already left a gift in your Will to Garvan.