Both sisters were philanthropic, and Olive was determined to leave her legacy to support medical research, donating to the Baker Institute, the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and WEHI in equal parts in her Will.
Olive’s father, a returned service man, died of cancer at just 43. Olive took great comfort in the knowledge that her life’s savings would make a difference long after her passing.
Gifts in Wills, no matter the size, all contribute significantly to what can be achieved by WEHI researchers in their endeavours to fight the diseases we dread. From breakthrough discoveries in Parkinson’s disease to developing a blood test for dementia, WEHI scientists are committed to solving our most complex health problems.
Our teams of researchers are making transformative discoveries for cancer, infectious and immune diseases, developmental disorders and healthy ageing – to help us all live healthier, longer lives. Gifts in Wills support this vital research, providing hope for a brighter future for our global community.