How to support TSANZ
Respiratory disease is responsible for 10.3% of the total burden of disease in Australia. More women in Australia die from lung cancer than breast cancer each year. And both COPD and lung cancer are in the top five causes of death in Australia.
In New Zealand, the statistics are similar. Lung cancer is the leading cause of death for Māori females and the second leading cause of death for Māori males. It is also in the top 5 causes of death for non-Māori.
Despite these statistics, respiratory health, and especially research into respiratory health is under funded.
The TSANZ is a leading research funder for respiratory health. We can only do this through the generosity of donors who share our vision of preventing, relieving and curing lung disease.
There are a number of ways you can support our work.
If you would like to discuss how you can support us please feel free to get in touch on +61 02 9222 6200 or consider some of the options outlined below.
Make a donation
The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) is committed to improving lung health. In 2011, TSANZ established the Benevolent Fund. The purpose of the Fund is to support philanthropic activities aimed at improving the respiratory health care of individuals who are in a setting where health care resources and delivery are poor.
TSANZ has contributed to overseas projects including the TB awareness and prevention project in Cambodia in partnership with the Australian Respiratory Council in 2011 and 2012. The Benevolent Fund will enable TSANZ to continue to support projects such as this.
In Australia, you can claim a tax deduction for donations made over the value of AU$2. If you are in New Zealand, you can claim a tax credit or rebate for donations made over the value of NZ$5. You should seek your own professional advice in respect to the tax deductibility of your donation if you are a non-resident of either Australia or New Zealand. Donations can be made anytime throughout the year, including when you first join as TSANZ member and when you renew your TSANZ membership.
The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand benevolent fund is proudly supported by Good2Give Workplace Giving. Find out more about workplace giving and how your organisation can become one of the corporate partners at www.good2give.org.au