The Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF) is a charity formed in Newcastle by Mark and Kirralee Hughes following Mark’s diagnosis with Brain Cancer in 2014. The Mark Hughes Foundation’s mission is to raise much needed funds for research, to create awareness and support brain cancer patients and their families.

<85%

Brain cancer receives less than 5% of all federal gov. cancer research funding!

400

Approx 1200 Australians die of brain cancer each year

Kids

Brain cancer kills more children than any other disease

>$8m

Thanks to you since 2014 Beanie for Brain Cancer campaign has raised >$10M

< 40

Brain cancer kills more Australians under 40 than any other cancer

21%

Brain cancer survival rates have increased just 1% over the past 30 years

2/10

Only 2 in 10 people diagnosed with brain cancer will survive at least 5 years

25 HRS

1600/year, or about one person every five hours is diagnosed with brain cancer

1Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2017. Australian Cancer Incidence and Mortality (ACIM) books. Canberra: AIHW. Five year averaged mortality all ages (2010-2014). 2NHMRC Funded Research Into Cancer And Other Malignant Neoplasms 2000 – 2014 (published and accessed 2015). NHMRC Sources: Extracted from NHMRC research databases RGMS/RMIS/GMS as at Mar 14. 3Cure brain cancer research of 1,010 nationally representative australian aduts aged 17+ July 2014.

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Borneo Trek

Im fresh back from yet another awesome adventure to Borneo where 37 people that wanted to make a difference joined me and collectively we raised over $350,000 all going to brain cancer research!

Beanie for Brain Cancer campaign 2018

The 2018 Beanie for Brain Cancer campaign was a huge success raising nearly 3.5 million through various fundraisers and the...

Big note yourself

Satisfy your stationery obsession with this noteworthy Mark Hughes Foundation notebook. Or give it to someone of note!

Upcoming Events

The Evolution Charity Cup

MHF Supporter Event

On Wednesday last week we officially launched the 2019 Evolution Charity Cup to be held at Dixon Park Beach on...

Save the Date - Beanie Week and NRL Round in 2019

MHF Supporter Event

Keep an eye on our website and social media for information about these exciting events in 2019.

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