The Mark Hughes Foundation

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    Erin molan filmed with mark and his family today it will feature on tomorrow nights footy show!!
    Please people get behind this foundation brain cancer is a huge killer yet is one of the most underfunded cancers around.
    I have recently found out my best friend has a grade 4 glioblastoma and has 12 months to live, In honour of her I got the grey brain tumour ribbon tattooed on my arm To raise awareness and it amazes me how many people ask me what the grey ribbon means.
    So glad boozey is on the mend.
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    It's amazing that something so positive like the Mark Hughes Foundation can be the result of something so devastating

    Mark Hughes and his family are a true inspiration to everyone

    Also good work from Channel 9 and Sportsbet who donated $5,000 each to this great cause
     
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    "There's alot of talk about the future, but maybe what we should be living for is right now" Beautiful quote by the great Mark Hughes in the interview on The Footy Show.
     
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    Knights don beanies for brain cancer awareness


    Thu 31st July, 02:17PM


    The Newcastle Knights donned their beanies on a picture perfect, sunny Winter’s morning on Thursday to support the Mark Hughes Foundation’s inaugural ‘wear your beanie for brain cancer awareness day’.

    Knights captain, Kurt Gidley explained the cause was a close one to his heart and said he was only too happy to get the boys on board at training.

    “A good friend of mine, Mark Hughes, had a brain tumour removed a couple of years ago and it was a tough time for his family.

    “He’s now started up the Mark Hughes Foundation and wearing the beanie is all about brain cancer awareness."

    The Mark Hughes Foundation
    has been formed to raise much needed funds to promote research, heighten awareness and support brain cancer patients and families.

    “Mark is a close friend of mine and I think he’s doing great things with the foundation, so it’s the least we can do to help out and to help raise awareness,” he added.

    “It’s been a great week and plenty of schools have jumped on board as well as businesses.

    “People have been taking photos and uploading them to social media, so I thought it would be good to get our boys involved in wearing beanies for brain cancer.

    Kurt is pleased with the community’s outstanding response to the fundraiser and hopes the event will be bigger and better next year.

    It’s not too late for schools and businesses to register and come on board.

    Click here for more information.


    http://www.newcastleknights.com.au/...s_don_beanies_for_brain_cancer_awareness.html




     
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    Former Knights champion Mark Hughes raising funds and awareness for brain cancer


    JAMES HOOPER
    THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
    JULY 24, 2015 12:00AM


    RETIRED NSW and Newcastle champion Mark Hughes is continuing to trailblaze a wonderful fundraising path with his “Beanies for Brain Cancer” campaign.

    One of the most likable characters in league, Hughes was diagnosed with brain cancer almost two years ago and has since made it his mission to raise as much money and awareness as possible about the disease.

    Over the past week, Hughes has promoted a huge campaign in schools, businesses and sporting groups, to the point where the Mark Hughes Foundation sold out of beanies.

    “People from all over the country, from Tasmania to Western Australia, have jumped on board,” *he said. “It’s been tremendous.”

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    The two-time Newcastle premiership winner still needs to attend Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney every three to four months for regular check-ups.

    “Everything’s excellent at the moment and I’m feeling great, but it’s brain cancer so you’ve got to keep a close eye on it.”

    Hughes still enjoys support from his Knights mates, catching up with eighth Immortal Andrew Johns in Newcastle.

    Anyone wanting more information can visit markhughesfoundation.com.au.



    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sp...for-brain-cancer/story-fni3gf5j-1227454485487
     
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    Hughesy you are a hero true blue! Thanks for the post rhugh89!
     
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    Join us to raise awareness and raise funds for brain cancer...and we'll raise our hats to you.

    • Brain cancer kills more children than any other disease,
    • Brain cancer kills more adults under 40 in Australia than any other cancer,
    • Yet it receives less than 5% of Government cancer funding.
    Since launching 'Beanie for Brain Cancer' in 2014, the Foundation has raised over $150,000 for brain cancer research. This year, with your support, we hope to raise even more.

    Beanie Week - Monday 20th to Friday 24th June 2016

    How can you help?


    You can help us tackle brain cancer by holding a Beanie for Brain Cancer fundraiser day throughout June. By wearing a beanie you are helping create awareness for brain cancer and your donation will help find a cure.

    It's easy!

    Simply:

    • Register online
    • Nominate your "Beanie Day" in June
    • Promote your fundraiser
    • Invite your class, school, team, workmates or friends to join you
    • All wear a beanie on the day
    • Make a donation to MHF
    • Post your beanie pics to #mhfbeanieforbraincancer #mhfbeanieday
    • Have a FUN Fundraiser!

    http://www.markhughesfoundation.com.au/index.cfm?display=586552&filter=i&leca=986&did=79388764


    im going to take the last option and have a Fun Fundraiser...
    Im thinking of cooking up a storm and inviting my friends over for a coffee
    if we went out for a coffee we would easily pay $10 each
    raising money and catching up with friends WIN WIN
     
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    AuntyD Steve Walters

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    Get your beanie on

    Come on! Get your beanie on... help us raise awareness and raise some funds!

    It's a no brainer!

    I recently finished reading Alex McKinnon's book
    and at the end he asks, "what's your goal ?????"
    and I realised that I didn't have one,
    so thanks to Alex -- I now have a goal - im having a beanie day

    I admire the work that "Chief” has done for the Mark Hughes Foundation.
    His weeks of sacrifice in the jungle on “im a celebrity”
    & his next adventure doing the 284km Kokoda Coast to Coast Challenge.
    Then I saw a picture of Mark & Chief asking everyone to organise a Beanie day,
    how could I say no and I thought it's time to stop watching from the sideline and do something.

    For the next month Im making Mars bar slices - family and friends are taking orders and selling them for $15 each.

    I know I wont raise thousands, but im happy to be doing something.

    https://beanieforbraincancer16.everydayhero.com/au/donna

    If you would like to sponsor me - I thank you in advance
    Donations over $2 are tax deductible
    All proceeds go directly to finding a cure for brain cancer.


    While im waiting for my MHF Beanie to arrive,
    for for a laugh I offer My Favorite beanie picture of me.
    Wonder if Chief remembers signing my forehead one rainy afternoon in Wollongong,
    after a flogging from the dragons lol

    donna knights 006.jpg
     
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    Those slices look absolutely amazing.

    Good luck, AuntyD!
     
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    Thanks Matty

    but its very dangerous having them sitting in the fridge,
    saying eat me - you know you want to........every time I get the milk out lol

    Wish I could attend the launch tomorrow
     
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    Mark Hughes Foundation says thank you


    Wed 15th June, 12:00PM


    The Newcastle Knights were proud to partner with the Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF) in Round 14 at Hunter Stadium.

    The MHF is thrilled to announce it raised $26,700, which includes a $5,000 donation from the Newcastle Knights presented at half time.

    “We’d like to thank the Newcastle Knights and the fans for the support in the lead up to and at the game on Saturday,” Kris Buderus, MHF’s Events and Community Liasion, said.

    “It was a great sight seeing everyone in their beanies and supporting our cause.

    “We can’t thank the Knights enough for their ongoing support.

    The $5,000 donation from the Knights just topped off a wonderful day tackling brain cancer."

    The Knights thank all Members and supporters who played their part by wearing a beanie to the game and tackling brain cancer together.


    http://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news/2016/06/14/knights_donate_to_ma.html
     
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    thats wonderful, times are tough all round
    Knights fans are really amazing putting their hands in their pockets like that :applause::applause::applause::applause::applause:
    and I read last night the Kokoda trek has raised $117,498.68 so far
    but they also have lots of businesses donating big bucks
    but at the end of the day its all going to the one place and that's fantastic

    how wonderful would it be for them to find a cure in our lifetime

     
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    MEDIA RELEASE: LEGENDS OF LEAGUE 2017

    4th July 2017

    In partnership with Paladin Sports and charity partner the Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF), the Legends of League (LOL) are bringing back all the big names from yesteryear for one action packed day of ‘old school’ Rugby League.

    The inaugural LOL Tournament will be held at Central Coast Stadium on Saturday November 18th, 2017.

    The Central Coast region was chosen for its passionate Rugby League fan base, its close proximity to Sydney and for being the gateway to the Hunter region, which has a massive Rugby League following.

    Some of the biggest names in Rugby League have been recruited as Team Ambassadors to promote the event;

    Wendell Sailor
    Danny Buderus
    Steve Menzies
    Andrew Ryan
    Matt King
    Luke Burt
    Craig Wing
    Mark ‘Piggy’ Riddell

    It’s 9 v 9 on a modified field size with a game duration of only 20 minutes. It’s a one day Rugby League festival, with $75,000 prizemoney to be awarded to the winning team.

    % of the gate takings will be donated to the MHF to directly support Beanies for Brain Cancer.

    Other notable Rugby League legends to sign on thus far include; Robbie O’Davis, Michael Buettner, Nathan Blacklock, Solomon Haumono, John Hopoate, Steven Bell, Tim Brasher & Georgie Rose.

    Legends of League Official Launch

    When - Tuesday July 4th at 10:30am

    Where - Central Coast Stadium

    Hosted by - Andrew Voss


    * Interviews and photo opportunities on field with all 8 Ambassadors to follow the launch

    For any further media enquiries please contact Matthew Hill on either 0402 136 593 or info@legendsofleague.com.au


    http://www.markhughesfoundation.com.au/index.cfm?module=news&pagemode=indiv&page_id=663029
     
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    MHF thanks junior Knights Members


    Thu 24th August, 01:04PM



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    The nib Newcastle Knights has raised more than three-thousand dollars for the Mark Hughes Foundation through its Hughesy’s Heroes Junior Membership initiative and generous Member donations.

    Knights CEO Matt Gidley presented a cheque of $3,130 to foundation founder Mark Hughes on Tuesday.

    “The Newcastle Knights is my big passion in life and to have them want to support my new passion in the Mark Hughes Foundation is such a great, exciting fit for us,” said Hughes.

    This year, all junior Knights Members were known as Hughesy’s Heroes, with $5 from every non-ticketed Membership going to the foundation as a tax-deductible donation. All Members were also able to donate to this great cause when they purchased their Membership for 2017.

    The Hughesy’s Heroes Membership also included a special 2017 junior Member backpack and drink bottle.

    “It was great to see the kids join up to be Members of the Club and get their backpacks while supporting the Mark Hughes Foundation and supporting the Knights,” added Hughes.

    Funding will help to go towards a research fellowship.

    “We have a Matt Callandar fellowship about to start so that is another full-time researcher coming in that we’re really pumping our resources into,” explained Hughes.

    “Three thousand dollars is a lot of money and it’s really going to help us continue our aggressive push to finding an answer to brain cancer."

    Knights CEO Matt Gidley said the Club’s partnership with the Mark Hughes Foundation has been fantastic and has applauded the worthy initiative this year.

    “It has been really well received and it goes to a cause that we’re really passionate about,” said Gidley.

    “Mark has done a fabulous job with the foundation and it is a real privilege to be involved in such a great community charity.”

    The success of the initiative will see it continue in 2018.

    “We are looking forward to continuing with Hughesy’s Heroes next year,” added Gidley.

    “Mark was a great player for the Club for a long time and he’s doing a wonderful job with his foundation in the community so we are really pleased to be able to continue with the partnership.”

    Keep an eye out in October for your chance to join this great initiative when 2018 Hughesy’s Heroes packages will be on sale.


    http://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news/2017/08/24/mhf_thanks_junior_kn.html
     
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    The Teams have been named for the Legends of League Tournament at Central Coast Stadium on Saturday November 18th, 2017

    Event Ticket profits will be donated to The Mark Hughes Foundation

    More Info can be found here


    BARBARIANS

    Matt King (c)
    Craig Wing
    Scott Hill
    Tim Brasher
    Michael Weyman
    Michael Henderson
    Paul Whatuira
    Matt Geyer
    Michael Croker
    Craig Gower
    Amos Roberts
    John Skandalis
    Brett Kearney
    Joe Galuvao
    Chris Walker

    BRISBANE BRONCOS

    Wendell Sailor (c)
    Gorden Tallis
    Shaun Berrigan
    Tom Learoyd-Lahrs
    Kevin Campion
    Leon Bott
    Nathan Friend
    Brett Seymour
    Lote Tuqiri
    Neville Costigan
    Brad Meyers
    Casey McGuire
    Barry Berrigan
    Ben Hannant
    Scott Minto

    CANTERBURY BULLDOGS

    Andrew Ryan (c)
    Willie Mason
    Mark O'Meley
    Daniel Holdsworth
    Reni Maitua
    Tony Grimaldi
    Dene Halatau
    Matt Utai
    Brett Kimmorley
    Brent Sherwin
    Willie Talau
    Steve Turner
    Chris Armit
    Brad Morrin
    Rod Silva

    MANLY SEA EAGLES

    Steve Menzies (c)
    Solomon Haumono
    Craig Hancock
    Scott Donald
    Chad Randall
    Luke Dorn
    Michale Witt
    Jamie Goddard
    Steve Bell
    Danny Moore
    Shannon Nevin
    Mark Bryant
    Travis Burns
    Heath L'Estrange
    Cliff Lyons

    PARRAMATTA EELS

    Luke Burt (c)
    Nathan Hindmarsh
    Tim Smith
    Mark Tookey
    Dennis Moran
    Brad Drew
    PJ Marsh
    Michale Buettner
    Ian Hindmarsh
    Joel Reddy
    Matthew Keating
    Luke O'Dwyer
    Wade McKinnon
    Brett Finch

    NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS

    Danny Buderus (c)
    Kurt Gidley
    Clint Newton
    Scott Dureau
    Todd Lowrie
    Matt Hilder
    Ben Cross
    Jeremy Smith
    Robbie O'Davis
    Adam Woolnough
    Daniel Abraham
    Craig Smith
    Russell Richardson
    Brad Tighe
    Owen Craigie
     
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    The 1997 Newcastle Knights will take on Mt Everest for their mate


    Paul Kent, The Daily Telegraph
    October 6, 2017 7:26pm



    THREE a.m. wake ups are never good and some are worse than others.

    Trish Johns, the concerned wife, woke her husband Matthew at this god-forbidden time in the AM one morning several months ago because a five bell alarm was ringing in her head.

    She had received a video from Paul Harragon and it was so urgent she needed to wake her husband immediately and make him watch.

    “It was a video of what we’re going to go through,” Johns says.

    Specifically, it was a video showing how many have died on the climb to Everest Base Camp.

    It is a little known fact, for instance, how often yaks get irritated and throw people off cliffs. How they know it is an appropriate height for a fatality, the yaks, is one of the many mysteries of the mountain. Trial and error, maybe.

    There are forty different ways to die on the climb.

    Pulmonary oedema, high altitude cerebral oedema, acute mountain sickness.

    Johns shut it down afterwards and had one simple thought.

    Thanks, Chief. Try getting back to sleep after that

    He is not alone in his worries.

    Next Saturday, Johns and 28 others, almost all of them busted and beaten down, will fly to the Himalayas where they will befriend a yak and begin the climb to Everest Base Camp.

    Most are former Newcastle Knights players, the majority from the 1997 grand final when the Knights beat Manly, and as such they will come from all around the world to come together once more.

    In Yorkshire, Malcolm Reilly went to see his doctor to get a clearance.

    Reilly’s knee blew out some time in the 1980s. The other, the bad one, blew out a decade or so before that.
    He is 69 and after his doctor ran all the medicals a cardiologist came back with bad news.

    “There’s no way I’ll let you go,” he said. “You’ve got a slight defect in your heart.”

    Yet Reilly is a Yorkshireman to the last.

    “I’ve got to go, Matthew,” he told Johns, “I have bought my poles.”

    There is something about football people.

    I think it was Trotsky, left centre for Russian Bears, who said it first when he said, “All happy footy clubs are alike, each unhappy footy club is unhappy in its on way.”

    The bond in the winning teams is rare.

    Johns walked for four hours on Friday. He will walk another four hours on Saturday

    Danny Buderus is also out walking, more diligently than most.

    And then there is Mark Hughes.

    Hughes puts on his boots and walks through the bush, hours at a time. Some have taken to wearing face masks to cut down their oxygen intake and prepare for the high altitude of Everest.

    All except the one ring-in, their Manly opponent that day, Steve Menzies.

    Typical of Manly, Menzies has been taking himself to a high-altitude training centre at Brookvale.

    Silvertails.

    Hughes’s story is well known in rugby league.

    He was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2013 and fights it daily. He set up the Mark Hughes Foundation to raise money for brain cancer research and earlier this year the NRL got behind his cause with Beanie For Brain Cancer round, raising $1.751 million.

    It should surprise nobody but Hughes got tremendous help throughout the whole round of football, that got stretched to a week, by his captain Harragon.

    When Hughes began to fatigue Harragon took over.

    And when it all settled down and they got to talking about other ways to raise money, Harragon mentioned Everest. Could they do it?

    Then came one of those happy occurrences. Evidence that sport is a community.

    As each man trained towards conquering his Everest, in a totally separate part of the world Racing NSW stepped up its commitment to racing by announcing the world’s richest turf race, to be run next Saturday. They would call it The Everest.

    An invitation race, 12 slots were offered and the Australian Turf Club called for nominations from owners to partner for their slot.

    Australian Bloodstock’s Jamie Lovett, a Newcastle man, had brought Japanese horse Brave Smash to Australia and made a bid.

    ATC chairman Laurie Macri liked the synergy of partnering with an international horse.

    Then came the closer.

    “We really liked the opportunity to work with Australian Bloodstock and an increasingly international profile,” Macri said.

    “But when we saw Australian Bloodstock was partnering with the Mark Hughes Foundation, so it had a charitable endeavour, it was one of the things that sold me on the partnership.”

    When they race for $10 million next Saturday the ATC and Australian Bloodstock will donate five per cent of any prizemoney won to the Mark Hughes Foundation.

    “They’ve joined together and decided to support the Foundation and it’s just wonderful,” Hughes said.

    Already Hughes has raised $350,000 and he called on anyone willing to contribute to go to their website and “put in five dollars, put in a thousand, to support us. It would be awesome”.

    That Knights team from 1997 had a reunion some months back where some of the risks got laid out.

    Somebody forgot to mention the yaks but a recommendation came for just one beer each day.

    All the players just looked at each other.

    When the meeting ended each of the players stood and told their teammates what they meant to them.

    After all had spoken Johns stood to talk.

    “I didn’t realise what professional sport was like until I left this team,” he said.

    He told them what that meant.

    “We were professional but we were a pub team,” he said. “We played together but we liked each other.

    “We got on so well, no-one would substitute anyone for anyone else.”

    It wasn’t until he left Newcastle that Johns realised the difference.

    “Professional sport is having the ability to perform your best while tolerating your other teammates around you.

    “We didn’t have that at the Knights. Even the weirdos like Doogs [Adam MacDougall], you loved them as if they were your brother.”


    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sp...e/news-story/0106ddef49f3e00663c2e619bf7f43b5
     
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    Its less than a month away now - Who's going?
    HOW GOOD DOES OUR TEAM LOOK? Especially ma boiiiiii Scotty ;)

    When: Saturday 18th of November - First game 1pm
    Where: Central Coast Stadium
    GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! www.ticketek.com.au/legendsofleague
    And don't forget the tournament supports the very important Mark Hughes Foundation.

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    And heres our kit which is interesting and soccer-y

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    Squeeeeeeeee I can't wait :cheer::cheer::cheer:
     
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