Become a Mito Guardian

Leave a gift in your will

The Mito Foundation relies heavily on donations to fund urgent research into this devastating disease and to support those with mito. Leaving a bequest is a simple yet enduring way to establish a legacy. 

A bequest can be a wonderful way of expressing your passion whilst giving hope to current and future generations. 

Mitochondrial research is relatively young and moving at an exciting pace. We are now on the cusp of developing treatments and cures for mito. Your gift will guarantee progress towards these significant medical breakthroughs.

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Dot Georgiou and her sisters

Why leave a gift in your will?

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Scott Smith

"Mitochondrial disease runs in my family, my brother died at 39 and I developed symptoms in my 50's. I support the Mito Foundation and have left a bequest in my Will because I hope that the research will help others affected by the disease in the future"


Suggested wording

Below are three wording options to include a bequest in your will. Each of these ensures that the real dollar value of your bequest is not eroded by inflation, meaning every dollar will continue the foundation's work to cure mito.

Solicitor and executor information

Please let us know about any bequest that is due to us by writing to: Mito Foundation (Suite 804, Level 8, 28 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010)

If you have any queries, please contact our Development Manager Penelope Frew: Phone: (02) 8033 4113  or Email

If you are a solicitor or personal executor dealing with an estate that includes a gift/bequest to the Mito Foundation, the following information will help in the process of fulfilling the deceased's last wishes.

If you can't find the answer you are looking for, please contact our Development Manager Penelope Frew.


Phone:  (02) 8033 4113 

Mobile:  0411 456 224