Over the next decade, more than 6000 New Zealand women will likely die of breast cancer.

Families will lose grandmothers and mothers, sisters and daughters.

Our mission is to stop women developing and dying from breast cancer, ensuring a brighter future for generations of New Zealanders.

You can help by leaving a gift in your will (a bequest) to the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

It’s simple to do, and any gift, big or small, will make a difference.

Leaving a gift in your will to The BCFNZ will help us to:

  • Grow awareness around the importance of detecting and treating breast cancer early;
  • Provide the best possible care to those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer;
  • Fund vital breast cancer research, well into the future.

People like you make our work possible.

The people who leave a gift in their will to us are ordinary, hardworking people who want to make a positive difference to their community after they're gone. The good news is that including The BCFNZ in your will is just as easy as providing for your loved ones. And it can be as much or as little as you want.

​How to include The BCFNZ in your will:

It is very easy to leave a gift in your will to enable The Breast Cancer Foundation NZ to continue its important work in the years to come.

If you don’t already have a will, we respectfully advise you to phone your solicitor or trustee company today and make an appointment. He or she will ensure your wishes are correctly and legally stated.

When considering a bequest, we encourage you to take care of family and other loved ones first.

If you already have a will, including a bequest to the BCFNZ is simple and quick. You can simply ask your legal advisor to add a codicil, which is a short statement that can be added to your existing will at any time.

The correct wording to include The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation in your will is as follows:

“I give and bequeath to The Breast Cancer Foundation NZ (The BCFNZ) for their work in preventing woman from developing and dying from breast cancer here in New Zealand [list here the percentage of estate, residue of estate or specific amount of money or items], free of all death and estate duties and I declare that the official receipt of The BCFNZ shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my Executors.”

Your gift can take a number of different forms:

  • A specified sum of money;
  • A particular item or items;
  • A percentage of the value of your estate;
  • The residue of your estate after provision for family and other beneficiaries. (The residue of your estate is what is left following payment of all debts and expenses and after payment of specific gifts to family and friends.)

No amount is too small. Whatever the contribution, you can be sure that the BCFNZ will use your gift wisely to help benefit New Zealand women and their families affected by breast cancer.

Click here to download our simple Step-by-Step guide to leaving a gift in your will:
Bequests - Step-by-step

Have you already remembered BCFNZ in your will? Download and complete this form if you would like to let us know:
Bequests - Confidential pledge form

The NZBCF Pink Ribbon Bequest Society

This is a very special group established to recognise, honour and personally thank those who have remembered The Breast Cancer Foundation NZ in their will. It enables us to acknowledge the generosity of these friends during their lifetime and it helps us keep in touch.

“Please consider investing in our future with a bequest and joining this special group of people who value and support the work of The Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. Do let us know of your support so we can thank you and welcome you into the Pink Ribbon Bequest Society.”
- Dame Rosie Horton, DNZM, QSM, QSO
Patron, NZBCF Patron and Chair, Pink Ribbon Bequest Society

If you would like more information, please call us toll-free on 0800 902 732 or email our Wills and Bequests Manager, Olivia Hulsman, at Your query will be treated in the strictest confidence.

If you have already left a gift in your will to the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ, please let us know so that we can express our appreciation. We will respect your wishes if you would like your gift to remain anonymous.