Give in Memory

Losing someone you love or care about to GI cancer is very difficult but sometimes these final moments can make a lasting difference to others. In lieu of flowers, please consider “In Memory” donations. You can honour a loved one by supporting innovative research and improving the health outcomes for future generations.

For more information, please contact Melanie on (02) 7208 2713 or email

  • Create an online In Memory page
    • We can support you in setting up an online fundraising page or you can easily create your own. An online In Memory page can provide a simple way for people who knew your loved one to make a donation in lieu of flowers – whether they are able to attend the funeral or not.

      Create your own In Memory Page

  • Collect donations at a funeral
    • To request donations from your guests in lieu of flowers, we can provide you with donation envelopes to distribute to those attending the funeral of your loved one.

      Contact Melanie on (02) 7208 2713.

      Alternatively, we can send these directly to the funeral home at your request.

  • Donate In Memory of someone
    • If you know a friend or family member has created a GI Cancer Institute In Memory page for a loved one, you can search for the page here:

      Donate In Memory of someone

Jeanette Lau Gooey passed away from GIST in June 2020

“Netts was a strong supporter of the GI Cancer Institute. I hope, by doing an In Memory page, the funds raised will contribute to the development of effective treatments for GI cancer, allowing patients to overcome or manage the disease and continue long and productive lives. This would be Netts’ legacy,” – Graeme Lau Gooey (Jeanette’s brother).


Setting up a regular donation dedicated to a loved one who has tragically passed away is easy to arrange.

This method of donating provides you with the opportunity to let us know your regular donations are in tribute to someone special.

Regular giving allows us to more effectively plan our research to ensure we have the resources necessary to fund vital GI cancer research. This research provides improved treatment options and hope for the 28,900 Australian’s diagnosed with GI cancer each year.

A $20 monthly donation makes a big difference in our ability to conduct life-saving research and helps to deliver quality clinical trials for patients.

For more on regular giving and how it works click here.