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

Innovation Grants

The researchers chosen for funding in the 2019 Innovation Grants Round are busy working across Australia.

New Car for our Brain Cancer Care Coordinators

In November 2019 we were extremely fortunate to receive a grant through the federal Government’s Stronger Communities program administered...

NRL BEANIE FOR BRAIN CANCER ROUND 2020 RAISES $2.55 MILLION

2020 MHF BEANIES ON TRACK TO SELL OUT!

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