Leaving a gift in your will to ANZGOG is a gift for all women and their families.

Every year in Australia alone, a diagnosis of gynaecological cancer affects more than 6,000 women.

The Australia New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group, (ANZGOG for short) is the peak organisation for gynaecological clinical trials in Australia and New Zealand. Their purpose is to improve outcomes and quality of life for women with gynaecological cancer through conducting and promoting cooperative clinical trials and undertaking multidisciplinary research into the causes, prevention and treatments of gynaecological cancers.

Virtually every advance in cancer survival has been made on the back of a clinical trial.

Every day approximately 1,000 ANZGOG members treat women with one of the gynaecological cancers including; ovarian, cervix, uterine (endometrial), vagina, vulvar or placenta (rare). It is for this reason our members are passionate about clinical research in this space. ANZGOG members are who women and their families rely on to improve their survival and overall quality of life following a diagnosis of cancer.

ANZGOG Research

  • OASIS Ovarian Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Fund for New Research

How to include a Gift in your Will

To leave a bequest to the Australia New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group in your Will, the following wording is recommended for use:

I (your name) give to the Australia New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group:

–  the residue of my estate, or

–  ________ % of my estate, or

–  the lump sum of $ _____________ , or

–  my property known as ______________________________________________

[e.g. real estate, artworks, shares, units or other securities in listed companies.] To be applied for general purposes by ANZGOG as determined by its Directors. I declare that the receipt of an authorised officer of ANZGOG will be sufficient discharge to my executors who will not be bound to see the application of the gift.”

Legacy Gifts

Judith Meschke was a well-respected NIDA fashion design graduate, a costumier for Opera Australia and many other Australian productions including; Moulin Rouge. Later in her career, Judith return to NIDA as a guest lecturer, passing on her expertise and skill to eager students.

Judith was 51 years old when she succumbed to ovarian cancer.  A rare clear cell ovarian carcinoma.

Judith Meschke (left), Jan Pinkerton (centre) and Cindy Sullivan (right). © Liz Cotter

It was Judith’s wish to contribute directly to ovarian cancer research. Judith discussed her wish with her Medical Oncologist Professor Michael Friedlander AM. He spoke to Judith about the importance of supporting ANZGOG’s gynaecological cancer research program.

With great generosity Judith left a $50,000 gift in her Will to ANZGOG. The Judith Meschke Memorial grant will be open through ANZGOG’s Fund For New Research in August 2019 for a specific clear cell project that meets the Fund for New Research criteria.

ANZGOG is grateful to Judith Meschke and thankful that she understood the importance her gift would make.

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Important information

Legal Name: Australia New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group
Accepted abbreviation: ANZGOG
ABN: 69138649028
Charitable Status: DGR Status 1 Charity
Registered office: Level 6, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, 119-143 Missenden Road, CAMPERDOWN NSW 2050
ANZGOG phone number: 02 8071 4880
ANZGOG contact: Karen Livingstone AM

For more information

Karen Livingstone AM
Development – Philanthropy, Major Gifts | ANZGOG
E: development@anzgog.org.au
M: +61438 11 55 24