The Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF) is celebrating the success of their first ever MHF Magic Ball last Saturday night in the Starlight Room, Wests New Lambton.
A sold out crowd of over 460 guests enjoyed a wonderful night, which was compered by Novocastrian Dr Chris Brown with special appearances by brothers Matty and Andrew Johns and MHF Ambassador Danny Buderus, straight after his first coaching win against the Wests Tigers.
The guests were privileged to hear from Dr Michael Back (Director of Radiation Oncology, Northern Sydney and Central Coast Cancer Centre) and Dr Helen Wheeler (Medical Oncologist, Royal North Shore Hospital) as well as watching a powerful video of three families affected by brain cancer and their journey so far. There was also great entertainment, plenty of laughs and dancing for all to enjoy.
An emotional Mark Hughes was clearly overwhelmed by the love and support in the room.
“Saturday night was a wonderful night and I can’t thank everyone enough for their support of MHF,” said Mark Hughes from the Mark Hughes Foundation.
“From our sponsors, volunteers, and all the businesses and individuals in our great community that donated their time or services to our event, we value each and every one of you”.
“It’s this type of support that has made it easy for me to be very positive.”
Most importantly, a silent auction and raffle raised an amazing $101, 715 for brain cancer research, which brings MHF’s grand total after just 15 months to over $580,000.
“From my recovery ward bed, I knew this was the path that I was going to take,” Hughes added.
“Brain cancer is a deadly serious disease, and I have met too many people, both young and old, who are suffering or have lost someone to brain cancer.”
“Many of these people were in the room Saturday night and they are the reason we at MHF are working hard to change the outcome of brain cancer, for all of us.”
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Photographs available upon request.
For further information please contact: Kris Buderus, Mark Hughes Foundation – 0428 147 000