The Mark Hughes Foundation is a charity raising funds to support research, raise awareness for brain cancer and support brain cancer patients.

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The Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF) is a not for profit organisation formed in Newcastle by Mark and Kirralee Hughes following Marks diagnosis with Brain Cancer in 2013. Mark is a well known and highly respected former Newcastle Knights Rugby League player, business and community identity who is undergoing treatment to fight brain cancer. The Mark Hughes Foundation has been formed to raise much needed funds to promote research, heighten awareness and support brain cancer patients (children and adults) and their families within the community.



Beautiful and Brave
7 March 2016

This is why we never give up until we find a cure. Thank you to our beautiful and brave little star Miley. Brain cancer kills more adults under 40 and more children under 10 than any other disease in Australia. Yet very little is known about brain cancer, it causes or how to treat it.


Brain Cancer Journey
January 2016

 Follow our Brain Cancer Care Coordinator on her journey with two families who have been affected by brain cancer. Unfortunately since this video was made Ben has passed away. We thank both families for their contributions to the making of this video.  more


Segment on Channel 9's NRL Footy Show
15 June 2014

Erin Moland speaks to Mark, his family and football mates about his diagnosis and treatment of brain cancer. more

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Personal Stories

Mark Hughes

Like many stories, my battle with cancer began long before I was diagnosed in July, 2013. more

Nerida Ramsay's Story

The first of December 2016 exactly one year ago was one day I will never forget. more

Shae's Story

Shae Wood’s journey with brain cancer all started  on the 4th October 2014.  more

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