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2014 Mother's Day Research Appeal

Our Mother's Day Research Appeal encourages gifts to breast cancer research in lieu of, or in addition to, a Mother's Day gift.

All donors can choose a Mother's Day card to give to their mother, or someone special, which acknowledges their special gift.

All funds raised support breast cancer clinical trials research. Clinical trials are essential to identify new, safe and effective treatments for women diagnosed with breast cancer and prevention strategies for all women, particularly those at increased risk.

Here are some FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Q: How much should I donate?
A: We encourage you to make a donation for the amount you would usually spend on a Mother's Day gift.
 
Q: Will my donation amount appear on the card?
A: No.
 
Q: Is my donation tax deductible?
A: Yes. All donations over $2 are tax deductible. However, the Express Post charge if requested is not.
 
Q: When will I receive my tax deductible receipt and will it be issued in my name?
A: For online donations, you will receive your receipt by email immediately after your donation has been submitted. Receipts are issued in the donor's name only.
 
Q: What type of Mother's Day cards can I choose from?
A: There are three types of cards available:
1. Animated e-card (SEE DETAILED INFORMATION BELOW)
2. PDF e-card (SEE DETAILED INFORMATION BELOW)
3. Traditional card (SEE DETAILED INFORMATION BELOW)
 
Q: Can I order more than one card?
A: Yes. However only one type of card can be chosen for multiple card orders on the same donation entry.
 
Q: How can I order two different types of cards?
A: You will need to make multiple donation entries to do this.
 
Q: Is there somewhere I can collect the traditional card?
A: No. It will be posted direct to you from our Newcastle NSW office within two business days of your donation being made and will be delivered by the Australia Post regular mail service. Please allow enough time for delivery as this will be dependent on your location.
 
Q: Do I have to choose a Mother's Day card?
A: No. You can elect not to choose a Mother's Day card.
 
Q: If I decide to make a regular, monthly gift can I still choose a Mother's Day card?
A: Yes. You can receive a Mother's Day card if you join our monthly Regular Giving Program.

1. ANIMATED E-CARD

Q: What is the animated e-card?
A: This is a lovely, engaging video file of 30 seconds in length which takes your mother, or someone special, on a journey and ends with your personal message.
 
Q: How does the animated e-card work?
A: A link to the video message will be sent via email to your mother on the day you select. She will require Adobe Flash installed or a browser that supports HTML5 in order to view it.
 
Q: How is the animated e-card personalised?
A: You can add your personal message when ordering the card online.
 
Q: How can I change the personalised message in the animated e-card?
A: You can't do this once your donation has been submitted. Please check your message entry carefully before submitting.
 
Q: Can I order more than one animated e-card?
A: Yes. You can order up to four animated e-cards; however, there is a minimum donation amount of $10 per card.
 
Q: When will my mother receive it by email?
A: You can choose from four date options: the day you make your donation online, Monday 5 May, Friday 9 May or Sunday 11 May (Mother's Day).
 
Q: How will I know if my mother has received and viewed the animated e-card?
A: You will receive an email advising the animated e-card has been sent, and another when it has been viewed.
 
Q: What if my mother has not received her email on the day I requested?
A: Ask your mother to check her Junk or Spam folder. The title of the message is:
"(YOUR NAME) has sent you a special greeting for Mother's Day."
 
Q: What if my mother is unable to view her animated e-card?
A: Check she has Adobe Flash installed or a browser that supports HTML5.
 
Q: How should my mother watch the animated e-card?
A: The best way to watch the animated e-card is on a desktop computer, iPad or tablet. It can be viewed on all mobile phone devices and it is recommended you turn your mobile to landscape. However there may be some headers/toolbars which impact on the screen space dependent on the operating system of your phone.
 
Q: Can it be played more than once?
A: Yes. There is a play button in the last frame so that you can view it more than once.
 
Q: What if the animated e-card file is taking a long time to download?
A: The speed of download as shown in the pink progress bar will be determined by the speed of your internet connection.
 
Q: How do I correct the email address for my mother?
A: On the scheduled date, you will receive an email which includes the link to the animated e-card. You can send this email to your mother at the correct email address.
 
Q: What if my mother has deleted the email by mistake?
A: Try retrieving it from the Trash folder. Alternatively, you also received an email with the animated e-card and you could forward this to your mother.

2. PDF E-CARD

Q: What is the PDF e-card?
A: This is a lovely one page Mother's Day message which you can personalise.
 
Q: How does the PDF e-card work?
A: You can print the PDF e-card and give it to your mother, or send it to her by email. Your mother will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open it.
 
Q: How is the PDF e-card personalised?
A: You can add your personal message when ordering the card online.
 
Q: Can I change the personalised message in the PDF e-card?
A: You can't do this once your donation has been submitted. Please check your message entry carefully before submitting.
 
Q: Can I order more than one PDF e-card?
A: Yes. You can order up to four PDF e-cards however there is a minimum donation amount of $10 per card.
 
Q: When will I receive the PDF e-card if I have requested this?
A: You will receive it about 10 minutes following completion of your online donation. It will be attached to the same email which provides your tax deductible receipt.
 
Q: When will my mother receive the PDF e-card by email if I have requested this?
A: You can choose from four date options: the day you make your donation online, Monday 5 May, Friday 9 May or Sunday 11 May (Mother's Day).
 
Q: How will I know if my mother has received the PDF e-card via email?
A: You will be copied into the email sent to your mother and this will have the PDF e-card attached.
 
Q: What if my mother has not received her email on the day I requested?
A: Ask your mother to check her Junk or Spam folder. The title of the message is:
"(YOUR NAME) has sent you a special greeting for Mother's Day."
 
Q: What if my mother is unable to view her PDF e-card?
A: Check she has Adobe Acrobat Reader.
 
Q: How should my mother view the PDF e-card if receiving it by email?
A: The best way to view the PDF e-card is on a desktop computer, iPad or tablet. It can be viewed on all mobile phone devices too.
 
Q: Can it be viewed more than once?
A: Yes. She can save the file or print it as a special keepsake.
 
Q: How do I correct the email address for my mother?
A: On the scheduled date, you will be copied into the email your mother receives. You can simply forward your email to her at the correct address.
 
Q: What if my mother has deleted the email by mistake?
A: Try retrieving it from the Trash folder. Alternatively, you also received the email with the PDF e-card attachment so you could send the email to her again.

3. TRADITIONAL CARD

Q: What is the traditional card?
A: This is a beautiful Mother's Day card which is sent directly to you so that you can personalise it before giving it to your mother or someone special.
 
Q: How does the traditional card work?
A: It will be dispatched from our Newcastle NSW office within two business days of your donation being made and will be delivered by the Australia Post regular mail service. Please allow enough time for delivery as this will be dependent on your location.
 
Q: Can I get the card in the mail any quicker?
A: Yes. You can elect to pay an additional charge of $6.00 for Express Post. It will be dispatched from our Newcastle NSW 2300 office within two business days of your donation being made and you should receive it on the next business day. Please note that next business day delivery via Express Post is not guaranteed to all postcodes. To check if your postcode is covered by the Express Post national network please visit http://auspost.com.au/parcels-mail/delivery-areas.html.
 
Q: Can you write on the traditional card for me and send it direct to my mother?
A: No. Unfortunately we do not have the resources to fulfil this request. You might prefer to send your mother the animated e-card or PDF e-card which you can personalise online and send directly to your mother by email.
 
Q: Can I order more than one traditional card?
A: Yes. You can order up to four cards however there is a minimum donation amount of $10 per card.
 
Q: Do I have to pay Express Post for additional card orders?
A: No. The cards are sent directly to you so more than one card can be sent in the one Express Post envelope.
 
Q: What if I have not received my cards in the mail in the timeframe indicated?
A: We guarantee to dispatch your card/s from our Newcastle NSW office within two business days of your donation being made. Unfortunately we cannot be responsible for the card/s once they are in the Australia Post delivery network. You can contact our office at mothersday@bcia.org.au or call 1800 423 444 to check when your card was sent.


BACKGROUND

The Breast Cancer Institute of Australia is the fundraising and education department of the Australia and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group.

The BCIA Mother's Day Research Appeal has been conducted for more than 10 years and helps to raise essential funding to support Australia's only breast cancer clinical trials research program.

This program brings together more than 700 researchers in 83 institutions throughout Australia and New Zealand and links them internationally with leading researchers in over 40 countries. This collaboration is critical to avoid duplication, pool resources, share knowledge and advance progress faster for the benefit of all those touched by breast cancer.

The more funds we can raise, the more clinical trials can be conducted - and the quicker we can get safe and effective targeted treatments for each woman to give her the best chance of long term cure.

MOTHER'S DAY RESEARCH APPEAL


Are you looking for the perfect Mother's Day gift? Please support our Mother's Day Research Appeal and make your gift a gift for breast cancer research.

When you make your donation, you can choose from either an animated Mother's Day e-card, PDF e-card or traditional card for your mum or someone special. All versions of the card acknowledge your donation to breast cancer research and you can add your own personal message.

The animated e-card link will be sent via email to your mother and they will require Adobe Flash installed or a browser that supports HTML5 in order to view it.

The PDF e-card will be sent via email to your mother or you can choose to receive it via email so that you can print it or forward yourself by email.

The traditional card will be sent directly to you by post so that you can personalise before giving to your mother or someone special. It will be sent by regular mail and delivery times are dependent on your location.  For an additional charge, you can choose to receive it by Express Post.

Thank you... because 'a world without breast cancer' would be the best Mother's Day gift of all.


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When you make a donation to our Mother's Day Research Appeal, you can choose from either an animated Mother's Day e-card, PDF e-card or traditional card for your mum or someone special which acknowledges your donation to breast cancer research.

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