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

$16m

Thanks to you since 2014 we've raised $18 million to tackle brain cancer

< 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

Beanie up! The NRL Beanie round is Back!

Its great to see rugby league back - it’s even better news that the NRL Beanie for Brain Cancer round is back! Get your beanies and get ready to support your team and the MHF for the beanie round June 18-21! Can’t wait!

The Big Beanie Reveal

There’s a chill in the air… it must be nearly beanie time!
Today, as promised, we can reveal (drumroll please) our...

2020 Beanie for Brain Cancer Ambassadors - The Forster family.

We're very honoured to introduce you to our 2020 Beanie for Brain Cancer Ambassadors - The Forster family. Please take...

Upcoming Events

Save the Date - Beanies on Sale!

Hosted by MHF

Our brand new 2020 beanie designs will be on sale 1st June!

2020 NRL Beanie for Brain Cancer Round 6

Hosted by MHF

Beanie up! The NRL Beanie round is Back!
Its great to see rugby league back - it’s even better news that...

Entertainment Digital Membership 2020/2021

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Order your 2020/2021 Entertainment Membership and in doing so support the MHF.

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