Include us in your Will

By including a gift to Peter Mac in your Will, you can create a lasting legacy in the fight against cancer. 

Friend for Life
1 min read 04 May 2020

Mary Banner min 1

Mary is one of our most special supporters and has included a gift to Peter Mac in her Will. As part of #IncludeACharityWeek, she wanted to share her story with you.

For 40 years I had my life, my career in San Francisco, and then one day in 2009 I noticed a lump on my leg, which ended up being lymphoma. I underwent treatment in the States, but after four years I decided to retire and ended up returning home to beautiful Melbourne.

Back in Melbourne, Mary was referred to Peter Mac for follow up treatment.

As a patient, I love Peter Mac. I have experienced nothing but the best in the way of treatment and care. It never ceases to amaze me how caring and kind people who work here are...they have been marvellous.

While she’s currently in remission, Mary knows her cancer may return.

It gave me good cause to take stock and determine what was important in my life…I needed to update my Will and it was an easy and logical decision to include Peter Mac in it.
A third of donations to Peter Mac each year come from gifts in Wills, and these gifts – of any amount – play a vital role in helping us keep up the pace of life-saving cancer research.

I’m walking proof of the power of research. I know none of it would be possible without such wonderful support. Peter Mac will always be a part of my life – including them in my Will is my way of saying ‘thank you’.


For further information or to speak to us about your wishes, please contact our Gifts in Wills and Estates Manager, Bethan Hazell on (03) 8559 6781 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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