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.

<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.

LATEST NEWS

Donate to the Mt Kilimanjaro Trek

Donate here to the Mt Kilimanjaro Trek and help fund the new brain cancer care coordinator position for 2019.

MEDIA RELEASE: NRL BEANIE FOR BRAIN CANCER ROUND 2019 RAISES $3.1 MILLION

ALL 2019 MHF BEANIES OFFICIALLY SELL OUT. In a powerful display of unity, Australians have rallied behind the Mark...

The strongest man in the world

Take a moment to read Maddy Callanders very personal story about her dad Matt - ‘the strongest man in the...

Upcoming Events

Brook Motorsport - Australia Formula 3

MHF Supporter Event

George Brook and his son (the driver) Rielly will be raising funds & awareness for the MHF.

Around Australia for Brain Cancer Research – In memory of Jennifer Handley.

MHF Supporter Event

Ian Handley lost his wife to breast then brain cancer in early 2018. In her memory and to raise funds...

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