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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Media Release: 2017 MHF Inspirational Calendar for Christmas 10th November 2016
The Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF) along with Jennings Print Group, are proud to release a 2017 Inspirational Newcastle calendar for sale for the second year. .
Hughesy's Heroes 4th November 2016
In 2017 MHF will partner with our good friends at the Newcastle Knights to bring you the Hughesy's Heroes Junior Membership. All Junior Members will be known as Hughesy's Heroes, with $5 from every non-ticketed Hughesy's Heroes Membership going to the MHF as a tax-deductible donation. .
Media Release: Banking on National approach for brain cancer research register 14th September 2016
Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF) is spreading its funding wings nation-wide with a new grant for Brain Cancer Biobanking Australia (BCBA).
MHF Scientific Committee Member Mike Fay has been to ASCO in Chicago 29th June 2016
MHF are very proud to have Mike on the MHF Scientific team. In a boost for international brain cancer research, a phase III clinical trial involving MHF Scientific Committee member Dr Mike Fay has significantly improved survival rates for elderly patients in Australia with glioblastoma (GBM). .
Sun Herald article - Newcastle Knights legends trek Kokoda for MHF 27th June 2016
Just one foot in front of the other. One revolution of the bike wheel before the next. One river crossing to conquer. One more ascent to scale. .
Media Release: Knights and MHF team up for ‘Beanie for Brain Cancer' 6th June 2016
The Newcastle Knights encourage Members and supporters to wear their beanie to the Club’s Round 14 match at Hunter Stadium to support the Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF)..
The MHF are excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Adam MacDougall and his Man Challenge with an aim to raise over $100,000 towards research into brain cancer..
Media Release: Chief takes on his next big challenge for MHF 13th April 2016
Wild Spirit Adventures are proud to announce their next Coast to Coast adventure challenge, departing on 6th June 2016, .
Media Release: The champion, the headgear and the amazing act of kindness 31st March 2016
A ten year old Brisbane girl who was lucky enough to catch Johnathan Thurston’s head gear at the 2015 NRL Grand Final has decided to ‘pay it forward’.
Media Release: Brain cancer studies to become a reality after show support 17th March 2016
Brain cancer researchers in Newcastle say that a six-figure funding windfall resulting from Paul Harragon’s appearance on.
Media release: MHF receives $50,000 donation from McDonald Jones Homes 15th March 2016
Australia’s leading builder McDonald Jones Homes has given Mark Hughes 50,000 reasons to smile.
Media Release: Keep Chief in the Jungle to win! 7th March 2016
We need you, Newcastle - lets bring it home! Paul (the Chief) Harragon is entering his final week in the African jungle on the second season of "I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here".
Media release: First brain cancer care nurse appointed as link for patients 13th February 2016
John Hunter Hospital has appointed the region’s first Care Coordination Nurse for people with brain cancer .
Media Release: MHF, in association with Jennings Print Group, release 2016 MHF Inspirational Calendar for Christmas 12th November 2015
Just in time for Christmas as a perfect stocking filler, the calendar features pictures from local photographer Grant Sproule, showcasing the beautiful Newcastle and the Hunter Valley landscape. .
HMRI Media Release - Travel Grants expanding horizons of brain cancer 15th October 2015
A raft of Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF) travel grants will give Hunter brain cancer researchers the chance to build new clinical trial collaborations at the international COGNO Annual Scientific Meeting in Brisbane this month..
Mark Hughes Foundation raises over $100,000 for brain cancer research at first ever MHF Magic Ball 17th August 2015
The MHF is celebrating the success of their first ever MHF Magic Ball last Saturday night.
The Daily Telegraph: Former Knights champion Mark Hughes raising funds for brain cancer 24th July 2015
Andrew Johns and Mark Hughes wearing .
Knights Don beanies for brain cancer & Interview with Mark 23rd July 2015
The entire Newcastle Knights squad donned their Mark Hughes Beanies for Brain Cancer at training on Tuesday. .
NBN News Podcast about Beanie for Brain Cancer Week 21st July 2015
Tonight NBN News presented this segment about Beanie for Brain Cancer Week featuring the Newcastle Knights team at the Newcastle TAFE..
Maitand Mercury article: Annual Beanie Day to raise funds for brain cancer research 16th July 2015
The Maitland Mercury featured the following article about our upcoming Beanie Day. To read the article in full click here. .
MEDIA RELEASE: Mark Hughes Foundation excited about second annual Beanie for Brain Cancer Awareness week 14th July 2015
Following the success of last year’s event with over 140 schools, businesses and hospitals registering, the MHF is gearing up for .
This months Hunter Lifestyle magazine featured a wonderful article on Mark and Kirralee Hughes and the MHF's recent endeavours to establish a brain cancer Biobank at HMRI. Hunter Lifestyle Magazine article 'Banking on the Future' 9th March 2015
This months Hunter Lifestyle magazine featured a wonderful article on Mark and Kirralee Hughes and the MHF's recent endeavours to establish a brain cancer Biobank at HMRI..
Golf Day raised $27,023.20 for the MHF 12th December 2014
A huge thank you to childhood mates Kane Bradley and Rob Flanaghan who organised a very successful Golf Day in the vineyards in November, which raised an amazing $27,023.20. .
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MHF Biobank article - an investment in brain cancer research 28th October 2014
Read about where our MHF funds are going towards and the difference MHF is making.
An amazing $28,000 raised at Kotara Home Centre 14th October 2014
THANKYOU to all the stores at Kotara Home who kindly donated to the silent and live auctions held last Saturday and the generosity of all who made bids. In their fundraiser for MHF, Kotara Home have raised nearly $28,000. .
Kotara Home Centre Charity Auction Day article 2nd October 2014
It's in our blood to dig deep for a local cause..
Mark Hughes Foundation Brain Cancer Biobank 29th September 2014
MHF is proud to announce the funding of the Mark Hughes Foundation Brain Cancer Biobank. .
Website: Learn more about the Brain Cancer Bio Bank
$18312.05 raised at the Knights MHF Supporters Day 10th September 2014
The involvement of the Mark Hughes Foundation at the Newcastle Knights Old Boys Day coinciding with the last home game of the season last Sunday was a huge success. As a result of communities generosity and support, $13,812.05 was raised on the day at the game as well as an additional $4500 on the Auction items, totalling an outstanding $18,312.05!!! .
NEWCASTLE HERALD article - Knights Old Boys supports MHF 3rd September 2014
Read todays Newcastle Herald article "The Knights Old Boys to support the MHF". .
VIDEO of Mark talking about Knights Home Game this weekend 2nd September 2014
Here is a link to Mark's interview today by local Media about Sunday's Knights home game..
The Mark Hughes Foundation joins Knights on Old Boys Day 1st September 2014
Media Article released today - The Mark Hughes Foundation is honoured to be the Newcastle Knights' charity partner on Old Boys Day this Sunday, September, 7, at Hunter Stadium..
Our Beanie Day Fundraiser was a huge success 28th August 2014
We are very excited to announce that the total amount raised from our Beanie Day fundraiser was $28,016. Incredible for our first fundraiser, we are so grateful and appreciative to all those schools and businesses that participated during July & August. Please click to read more....
The Maitland Mercury Wear a Beanie for Brain Cancer Video 16th July 2014
Click on the title to read the latest Maitland Mercury article for our 'Wear a Beanie for Brain Cancer Awareness' fundraiser. .
Footy Show 12th May 2014
On Thursday 8th May, Channel 9’s Footy Show featured a heartwarming interview with Mark and Kirralee. To watch click on Footy Show above..
Our First Ambassador, Danny Buderus 30th April 2014
Danny Buderus has been the heart and soul of the Newcastle Knights for more than a decade, and is regarded as one of the most inspirational and most respected players in the history of rugby league..
Kurri Mongrels 29th April 2014
A huge thankyou to the Kurri Mongrels for their support of the Mark Hughes Foundation by holding a fundraising mountain bike ride. The 5 day mountain bike ride was held last week from Wednesday 23rd to Sunday 27th April. Each rider donated $100 to our foundation from their registration fee, plus donations along the way reached an amazing $9000! Well done to all who participated. It was great to see Mark involved in riding from Toronto to Kurri Kurri on the final day. .
Maitland Sportsperson of the Year Awards 7th March 2014
More than 150 guests attended the night, with Mark as guest speaker for the evening. Auction items, donations made by guests, raffle tickets and $1000 donation from the Maitland Mercury, raised an amazing $4500 for the Mark Hughes Foundation. The evening was a huge success and we thank all who donated and organised the evening..
Cessnock Golf Day 29th November 2013
Childhood mates Kane Bradley and Rob Flanagan kicked off the Mark Hughes charity by raising $8000 from organising a charity golf day in November last year. .