Meet Tomorrow’s Heroes – Powering Tomorrow’s Breakthroughs

A gift in the future – for a better future

Chris Russell

Media Personality

“I owe my life to research funded by Heart Research Australia.

I want to pay it forward.”

Catherine Gray

High school PDPHE teacher.

“I am aware that heart disease is still the leading cause of Australian deaths and believe research into the prevention and early intervention is vital.”

Peter Gentry

“Advances in heart research made my successful heart surgery possible.

I want to know my legacy will help fund future advances and could save lives.”

Interested in powering tomorrow’s breakthroughs by becoming a ‘Breakthrough Partner’?

A gift in your Will, no matter how large or even as small as 1% of your estate, is one of the most valuable ways to help pioneering heart research continue well into the future.

Heart Research Australia supports research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease and the goal is to reduce the devastating impact heart disease has on families and the community. Despite terrific advances, heart disease is still the number one killer of Australians. 

How do I go about leaving a gift in my Will?

Our Free Will Planning information pack  can help you collect the right paperwork and make decisions before speaking with a professional to co-ordinate your Will. The pack includes a Will planning guide, bequest brochure and information about our latest research.


Our brochure “A Will to Beat Heart Disease” can also give you more information about our work, type of gifts, legal information as well as some suggested wording that may help you.

Hear from one of our supporters about why they have chosen to be one of our ‘Breakthrough Partners’

Simple steps to make or update your Will

  • Ensure your loved ones are provided for and consider the type of gift you would like to leave to Heart Research Australia.
  • Seek legal advise to write or update your Will.
  • Use the correct wording. Click here for suggested wording. 
  • Sign your Will (while witnessed)
  • Please let us know. We would love the opportunity to thank you and keep you informed.

Have Questions?

Writing your Will is not only an uncomfortable and emotional thing to do, it can be confusing and leave you with numerous questions from “how do I make sure my loved ones have what they need?” to “my estate won’t be huge, can I really make an impact?”

What ever your questions please do not hesitate to get in touch. If you want to discuss your wishes, inform us of your bequest, or receive a physical brochure in the mail then please feel free to contact me. I’d love to hear from you.

Diane van de Merwe, Philanthropy Manager 

Phone  (02) 9436 0056

Want to learn more about Heart Research Australia and the work that we do?

Sign up to our e-newsletter below, follow us on Facebook here, read about the current research we are funding here, and for ongoing heart healthy information sign up to our Heart Health Club here.