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.

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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

$0.3m

Thanks to you the 2017 Beanie for Brain Cancer campaign raised $2.3M

< 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.

Buy a Beanie!

Check out our new beanie designs - very cool, but warm at the same time. Our beanies will make a great Mothers Day gift Idea - Mum will love it and you’ll be helping us tackle brain cancer. Really, it’s a no brainer!

MHF Online Auction

Here's your chance to bid on some money-can't-buy experiences and prices items and help us tackle brain cancer. Bid right up until 9pm on the 27th May!

2018 Beanie for Brain Cancer - Registrations Open!

Register your Beanie for Brain Cancer day and help us tackle brain cancer!

News + Research

Minister Hunt welcomes the Mark Hughes Foundation

Watch this video message, as Australian Minister for Health, The Hon. Greg Hunt, MP, welcomes the Mark Hughes Foundation to the 100 million dollar Australian Brain Cancer Mission.

Charlie's Gift

After hearing MHF runs with only a small team and lots of volunteers to ensure a high percentage of funds...

Above Par Fun and Fundraising at the MHF Golf Day

The ever popular MHF Golf Day was a bit hit this year with over $26,000 raised.

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