Mark Hughes Foundation Excited about Second Annual Beanie for Brain Cancer Awareness Week

Following the success of last year’s event with over 140 schools, businesses and hospitals registering, the Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF) is gearing up for their second annual fundraiser “Wear a Beanie for Brain Cancer Awareness”, running from 20 – 24th July 2015.

This year, the MHF is hoping to go even bigger, not only with the number of schools involved locally, but corporate businesses too, which will see the event expand nationally. With the addition of MHF beanies sponsored by Kotara Home and currently selling online and in store at the Newcastle Knights Supporter Store, this year is set to be bigger than ever.

“Since my diagnosis, I have found out first hand just how many people are affected by brain cancer” said Mark Hughes from the Mark Hughes Foundation.

“It is the biggest cancer killer of adults under 40 and children under 10, and we need answers. Through your support of Beanie Day, it is a way to raise funds and help find a better outcome for patients and their families. Every dollar goes straight into Brain Cancer research at Hunter Medical Research Institute”

“The appearance of Carrie Bickmore wearing a beanie winning the Gold Logie has really hyped up our event. We can’t wait to see everyone wearing their beanies during ‘Beanie for Brain Cancer Awareness week, especially with it so cold outside at the moment they are definitely needed.”

Mark and the MHF team will be visiting schools and businesses during the week to continue to spread the word and raise awareness for brain cancer.

Mark was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2013. Following this, the Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF) was formed to heighten awareness and raise much needed funds to promote research into this terrible disease.

Since the launch of the Foundation, MHF has managed to raise a staggering $350,000 and isn’t slowing down.

In Australia, someone is diagnosed with brain cancer every five hours, yet we still know very little about the disease. You can still register at and help MHF change this.


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For further information please contact: Kris Buderus, Mark Hughes Foundation – 0428 147 000