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.
Approx 1200 Australians die of brain cancer each year
Brain cancer receives less than 5% of all federal gov. cancer research funding!
Brain cancer kills more children than any other disease
Thanks to you since 2014 we've raised over $24 million to tackle brain cancer
Brain cancer kills more Australians under 40 than any other cancer
Brain cancer survival rates have increased just 1% over the past 30 years
Only 2 in 10 people diagnosed with brain cancer will survive at least 5 years
1600/year, or about one person every five hours is diagnosed with brain cancer
2022 Beanies Revealed!
Our fresh new 2022 Beanies can now be revealed... don’t you just love them?
What is a “Beanieficiary”?
A "Beanieficiary" - put simply, is someone who benefits from these little beanies whether that be today, tomorrow or generations from now.
'Big Three' to Trek 150km Again for Charity
Walking 150km between Sydney and Newcastle might not be everyone’s idea of a good time but for the ‘Beanies for Brain Cancer’ charity they’ve struck gold with the marathon distance. By Margie McDonald, nswrl.com.au
Ridin 4 Mates
A group of mates riding to raise funds in memory of Dale Harris & Mick Ford.
Greg Whitehead Fishing Challenge
The 7th Greg Whitehead Fishing Challenge will be held on the 19-21st Aug 2022 at Reflections Holiday Parks Burrinjuck Waters.
Welcoming you to the FIRST Sportsperson Luncheon at The Regal Inn, presented by Mark Rabbitt!
Kate, Michael's daughter
I still get upset at times when I think about a moment with Dad, one of his jokes, his beautiful blue eyes.
A beautiful man who did everything for everyone else, who would give you the shirt off his back. How was this fair? This is Michael's story.
Natasha, Alla's daughter
Mum was a warrior, she fought her hardest to ensure she could remain with us for as long as possible.
This journey began as something unknown to all of us, but we were determined to be the strength for Mum to ensure we could give her the best support possible.
If anything, it was the reality check I needed. It taught me to live every day like it’s your last. Don’t ever hold back, don’t be stuck in the past, don’t hold grudges, be happy and live for now. Surround yourself with the ones you love.
The neuro surgeons rang and delivered the devastating news. Traces of grade 4 glioblastoma were detected. I was devastated. This is Gabriella's story.
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