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Sylum Charity: Beanie for Brain Cancer

Sylum Charity: Beanie for Brain Cancer


This Foundation – The Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF) – is a Non-Profit, Health Promotion Charity that my wife Kirralee and I began in 2014, after I was diagnosed with brain cancer. We began the Foundation when we realised how underfunded brain cancer was in Australia in comparison to other cancers. The lack of funding meant very little research into treatments or cures for brain cancer and, as a result, not much has changed in the shocking brain cancer mortality rates over the past 30 years.

We had no idea when we started our Foundation and set about raising funds for some much needed research, the incredible amount of support we would receive from people everywhere.
To date the Foundation has raised over $17 million and funded; a Brain Cancer Biobank, Travel Grants, multiple research projects around Australia including three Fellowships and multiple Brain Cancer Care Coordinators. Amazing! And all thanks to our supporters and our tireless volunteers.

Ultimately research means better outcomes for brain cancer patients but research is expensive – so we will continue to make it our priority to raise funds and ensure those funds get to where they are needed most. Our Foundation is a very small organisation that runs mostly on the generosity of our supporters and some community grants which allows us to keep the running costs to a bare minimum so that one day, maybe in my lifetime, together, we will find a cure for brain cancer.

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One comment

  1. najean1

    My mother died from brain cancer that metastasized throughout her body. The doctor said the intial cancer (in her brain) was over 11 years old but started metastasizing because of the great stress she went through toward the end of her life. Damn Republic Bank wanted the apartment building she owned and claimed she hadn’t made payments, when she had —- and we could prove it! Never even got a summons to court, it was done on the sly. Long story short we eventually lost everything. She was dead a few.months later and I had a major breakdown.
    Thank you so much for publicizing this charity; I will be sure to really look into them.
    —-Naj ❤❤

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