The Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF) is a charity formed in Newcastle by Mark and Kirralee Hughes following Mark's diagnosis with Brain Cancer in 2013. 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. 



Approx 1200 Australians die of brain cancer each year

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



Brain cancer kills more children than any other disease


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Brain cancer kills more Australians under 40 than any other cancer



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



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


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

1 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2017. Australian Cancer Incidence and Mortality (ACIM) books. Canberra: AIHW. Five year averaged mortality all ages (2010-2014). 2 NHMRC 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. 3 Cure brain cancer research of 1,010 nationally representative australian aduts aged 17+ July 2014

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Upcoming Events

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Return and Earn

You can help raise funds by donating your Return and Earn refund directly to the MHF.

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Ritchies Community Benefits

We would really appreciate all supporters who shop at Richies to please renominate MHF as your charity of choice.

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We have partnered with GiveGet to change the way you can donate to charity, giving you the opportunity to earn rewards for doing a little good.

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Charity Club Draw

ClubDraws partner with a variety of charities to offer exciting weekly raffles, giving you the chance to win a generous cash prizes.

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Your Piiink Membership enables you to save money, win prizes and help charity whilst doing your normal everyday shopping.

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Entertainment Digital Membership

Order your Entertainment Membership and in doing so support the MHF.

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WA Cellars Wine Offer

WA Cellars are a small family wine business founded in 2004 by husband and wife team Marie and Steve Cloughley sourcing Awesome Wines at Awesome Prices for their customers from some of the best wineries in Australia.

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Mulletfest On Tour 2024

Mulletfest coming to a venue near you in 2024! Join the fun this year and be part of the ever growing 'Party in the Back' that is Mulletfest!

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NIKE Melbourne Marathon 2024

Sunday October 13, join thousands of others and make a difference as you run, jog, wheel or walk your way through the city streets, passing iconic Melbourne landmarks before finishing with a lap of honour around the MCG’s hallowed turf.

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Two Peaks Scenic Rim

Join MHF September 27-29 as we conquer Two Peaks of Queensland’s Scenic Rim, uniting for brain cancer research and raising hope step by step. Together, we climb for a cure.