The 2018 Beanie for Brain Cancer campaign was a huge success raising nearly 3.5 million through various fundraisers and the selling of close to 200,000 beanies across the country.
This year the campaign kicked off with a breakfast at Bondi Beach which saw thousands join The Today Show’s Tim Gilbert for a beautiful sunrise in the largest gathering of people wearing beanies on a beach.
Round 12 of the NRL saw the whole rugby league community come together for the entire weekend in the Beanie for Brain Cancer Round. This weekend would not be possible without the amazing support of the NRL, Channel Nine, Fox Sports, every NRL team, and various other media outlets who all combine to bring awareness to this terrible disease, and honour former Nine Network Executive Producer Matt Callander who sadly passed away last year after his own battle with brain cancer.
40,000 online orders were packed and sent out from “Beanie Headquarters” at McDonald Jones Stadium by our hard working and loyal volunteers.
The beanie shed is a place of comfort to many that are suffering and have suffered the loss of a loved one to brain cancer. It is a place where people come to help make a difference in our fight against brain cancer. We could not do what we do without our amazing volunteers.
This year MHF were supported by hundreds of schools, workplaces, sporting and community groups who hosted their own beanie day. Congratulations to all involved and thank you. We look forward to doing it all again in 2019.