The Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF) is a not for profit organisation formed in Newcastle by Mark and Kirralee Hughes, following Mark's 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.
Since it was formed in 2013 the Mark Hughes Foundation has already contributed to:
- A Brain Cancer Biobank at HMRI
- Various Travel Grants to allow brain cancer researchers attend international conferences to present their work and establish important research collaborations
- A dedicated Brain Cancer Care Nurse at John Hunter Hospital which has not only assisted many patients and their families in the Newcastle region, but is also part of a wider research project to quantify the cost benefits of government funding positions like these across the country
- Communal brain cancer research register with Brain Cancer Biobanking Australia
Our mission is to help find better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for brain cancer!
To find out more about the Mark Hughes Foundation, visit our website at http://markhughesfoundation.com.au