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.

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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

>$18m

Thanks to you since 2014 we've raised over $20 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

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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

MARK HUGHES FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES $1.578 MILLION IN BRAIN CANCER RESEARCH GRANTS

Medical researchers from around Australia, along with people impacted by brain cancer, will benefit from the research grants announced by the Mark Hughes Foundation.

2020 MHF Magic Christmas Raffle

You could win prizes worth over $20,000 just in time for Christmas and you'll be helping MHF tackle brain...

Breathing Space app

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