Beanie for Brain Cancer

BUY A BEANIE HELP BEAT BRAIN CANCER

Beanie for Brain Cancer

BUY A BEANIE. HELP BEAT BRAIN CANCER.

Our Famous Magic Ball

Our MHF Magic Ball is one of the most sought after tickets in town, and has grown into one of the most anticipated Black tie gala events in the Hunter region annually. Featuring premium cuisine and wines, high calibre entertainment, captivating themes, celebrity MCs, and prestigious auction items, it promises an unforgettable evening, all dedicated to supporting MHF patients and their families while driving crucial research into brain cancer. Mark your calendars for the 8th MHF Magic Ball, set to grace NEX, Newcastle, on August 17, 2024.

Tickets are $230 each or $2250 for a table of 10. Thank you to our major sponsors – Avery, AHA Newcastle & Hunter and The MacDougall Foundation.

Mark HUghes Foundation

BEATING BRAIN CANCER IS WITHIN OUR POWER

Mark Hughes Foundation Beanie for Brain Cancer

When my wife Kirralee and I set up the Mark Hughes Foundation we wanted to make a difference, and make a difference fast! When you live with brain cancer you really appreciate how precious time is. We have to make every minute count. We wanted to raise money for research – FAST. Kiz suggested we sell beanies as a lot of brain cancer patients wear beanies to cover scars, bandages, loss of hair and just to keep warm. Thus “Beanie for Brain Cancer” was born in 2014.

Mark Hughes Foundation Major Events

Beating brain cancer will take the power of your support.

Community fundraising helps us raise vital funds to support brain cancer patients, raise awareness about brain cancer and raise funds for research to find a cure. We have now made it even easier for you to support us.

NRL Round

NRL Round

One of the highlights on the National Rugby League calendar is the annual NRL Beanie for Brain Cancer Round, which invites the wider rugby league community to join the Mark Hughes Foundation on their quest to tackle brain cancer.

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Magic Ball

Magic Ball

Our MHF Magic Ball is one of the most sought after tickets in town, and has grown into one of the most anticipated Black tie gala events in the Hunter region annually. Featuring premium cuisine and wines, high calibre entertainment, captivating themes, celebrity MCs, and prestigious auction items, it promises an unforgettable evening, all dedicated to supporting MHF patients and their families while driving crucial research into brain cancer. Mark your calendars for the 8th MHF Magic Ball, set to grace NEX, Newcastle, on August 17, 2024.

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Adventure Treks

Adventure Treks

During the early afternoon hours of Christmas Day in 2015 one of Marks great mates, Billy Peden, decided he wanted to make a difference! He called Paul ‘Chief’ Harragon that afternoon and the MHF Adventure Treks were born. At the time, neither of them would have realised that this was the start of what would become an annual life changing event raising millions of dollars for the Mark Hughes Foundation. Since 2016, there have been eight adventure treks all around the world raising over $3.5 million so far to support brain cancer patients and their families.

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Beanie For Brain Cancer

Beanie For Brain Cancer

When my wife Kirralee and I set up the Mark Hughes Foundation we wanted to make a difference, and make a difference fast! When you live with brain cancer you really appreciate how precious time is. We have to make every minute count. We wanted to raise money for research – FAST. Kiz suggested we sell beanies as a lot of brain cancer patients wear beanies to cover scars, bandages, loss of hair and just to keep warm. Thus "Beanie for Brain Cancer" was born in 2014.

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MHF Major Events

Beating brain cancer will take the power of your support.

Community fundraising helps us raise vital funds to support brain cancer patients, raise awareness about brain cancer and raise funds for research to find a cure. We have now made it even easier for you to support us.

Beanie For Brain Cancer

Beanie For Brain Cancer

When my wife Kirralee and I set up the Mark Hughes Foundation we wanted to make a difference, and make a difference fast! When you live with brain cancer you really appreciate how precious time is. We have to make every minute count. We wanted to raise money for research – FAST. Kiz suggested we sell beanies as a lot of brain cancer patients wear beanies to cover scars, bandages, loss of hair and just to keep warm. Thus "Beanie for Brain Cancer" was born in 2014.

Read More

Adventure Treks

Adventure Treks

During the early afternoon hours of Christmas Day in 2015 one of Marks great mates, Billy Peden, decided he wanted to make a difference! He called Paul ‘Chief’ Harragon that afternoon and the MHF Adventure Treks were born. At the time, neither of them would have realised that this was the start of what would become an annual life changing event raising millions of dollars for the Mark Hughes Foundation. Since 2016, there have been eight adventure treks all around the world raising over $3.5 million so far to support brain cancer patients and their families.

Read More

Magic Ball

Magic Ball

Our MHF Magic Ball is one of the most sought after tickets in town, and has grown into one of the most anticipated Black tie gala events in the Hunter region annually. Featuring premium cuisine and wines, high calibre entertainment, captivating themes, celebrity MCs, and prestigious auction items, it promises an unforgettable evening, all dedicated to supporting MHF patients and their families while driving crucial research into brain cancer. Mark your calendars for the 8th MHF Magic Ball, set to grace NEX, Newcastle, on August 17, 2024.

Read More

NRL Round

NRL Round

One of the highlights on the National Rugby League calendar is the annual NRL Beanie for Brain Cancer Round, which invites the wider rugby league community to join the Mark Hughes Foundation on their quest to tackle brain cancer.

Read More

BEATING BRAIN Cancer will take the power of research

We believe that with the power of research, innovation, compassion and collaboration, together, we can beat brain cancer.

MHF Centre for Brain Cancer Research

The Mark Hughes Foundation Centre for Brain Cancer Research is a multi-disciplinary, collaborative research centre which brings together scientists and clinicians, consumers and patient care professionals and builds on the University of Newcastle’s established and dynamic cancer research ecosystem and world-class technology, spaces and infrastructure.

Through collaboration and partnership with our community and like-minded national and international organisations, the Centre will drive world-leading research programs to improve the lives of people with brain cancer today and increase survival rates in the future.

We are taking action and bringing together the best experts in the field to advance brain cancer research to achieve the greatest impact for brain tumour patients.

MHF Centre for Brain Cancer Research

The Mark Hughes Foundation Centre for Brain Cancer Research is a multi-disciplinary, collaborative research centre which brings together scientists and clinicians, consumers and patient care professionals and builds on the University of Newcastle’s established and dynamic cancer research ecosystem and world-class technology, spaces and infrastructure.

Through collaboration and partnership with our community and like-minded national and international organisations, the Centre will drive world-leading research programs to improve the lives of people with brain cancer today and increase survival rates in the future.

We are taking action and bringing together the best experts in the field to advance brain cancer research to achieve the greatest impact for brain tumour patients.

Our News

Keep up to date with latest news by MHF

Stay up to date with all the latest news by Mark Hughes Foundation. 

May 22, 2024

Three Peaks Trek Raises Over $100,000 for Brain Cancer Research!

On Saturday, May 4th, a team of 20 dedicated supporters of the Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF) embarked on a challenging journey to
May 17, 2024

Kalyn Ponga Announced as New MHF Beanie Ambassador!

Big News! We’re thrilled to announce that NRL superstar Kalyn Ponga is our new brand ambassador for the Beanie for Brain Cancer
May 15, 2024

2024 BEANIES REVEALED

As the chilly winds start to blow, we’re gearing up to not only keep you warm but also to make a significant
May 9, 2024

MHF men set to cycle Vietnam to Cambodia this October.

Our MHF men are dusting off their mountain bikes and lacing up their hiking boots in preparation for their seventh epic adventure

Our Events

Find an event to attend near you

Stay up to date with all the latest events by Mark Hughes Foundation. 

Saturday |  01 Jun

MHF Race Day

Kick off Beanies For Brain Cancer month at the Mark Hughes Foundation Race Day, proudly supported by The Burwood Inn.
Sunday |  02 Jun

Sip & Support

Grace Bates & Jaymie Ferguson are joining The Big Three Trek once again this year to walk 150km alongside 60 other trekkers from Sydney to Newcastle in support of MHF.
11:00 am |  06 Jun

ARNFEST BOWLS FOR BRAIN CANCER

This bowls day is in memory of much loved Michael Palmer.
Friday |  14 Jun

THE BIG THREE TREK 4

To celebrate the NRL Beanie for Brain Cancer Round a group of legends walk 150km over three days to raise money for brain cancer research.

Our Stories

EVERY ONE OF THE 2000 BRAIN CANCER PATIENTS DIAGNOSED EACH YEAR and those connected to our cause have a STORY

Some are difficult to read, some hard to even imagine, some are uplifting and some tragic – but every one of them is inspiring.

Gary’s Story

On the 17th of May (grey month), Gary will reach 20 years of surviving, living with and fighting the beast within

DAD – A short documentary about Brain Cancer

Directed by Riley Eli Jones, the documentary follows three siblings navigating their father’s battle with brain cancer. Co-produced by Jones and

A LEGACY OF HOPE

We would like to congratulate Biobanking and Clinical Research Manager, Cassandra Griffin (pictured), Professor Christine Paul and Dr James Lynam on

MASON’S STORY

Ten years ago, amidst the rugged terrain of Papua New Guinea, an enduring friendship was forged between Australian Army soldier Matthew

Donate today & help beat brain cancer

Brain cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in children, and adults aged under 40 in Australia, yet alarmingly very little is known about brain cancer, its causes or how it is treated.

That’s why we need your help. Every dollar helps in the fight against brain cancer. Your donation will go towards vital research to improve patient treatments and, hopefully, find a cure one day.

All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.

Donate today, help beat brain cancer

Brain cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in children, and adults aged under 40 in Australia, yet alarmingly very little is known about brain cancer, its causes or how it is treated.

That’s why we need your help. Every dollar helps in the fight against brain cancer. Your donation will go towards vital research to improve patient treatments and, hopefully, find a cure one day.

All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.

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