As four highschool students of a Catholic College in South West Sydney, we have chosen to support the Mark Hughes Foundation in honour of a teacher at our College who passed away from Brain Cancer earlier this year. Our aim is to raise money to be able to support his family. This has driven us to raise awareness and money for Brain Cancer Research (all funds go to The Mark Hughes foundation).
The Mark Hughes Foundation is a non profit, health promotion charity started by Mark Hughes and his wife in 2014, after he himself suffered from Brain Cancer. The foundations’ priority is to raise funds and to ensure those funds are given to where they are needed most.
Brain Cancer receives less than 5% of the federal government funding for cancer research. Therefore, there is little research looking into treatments and cures for Brain Cancer.
Brain Cancer kills more children more than any other disease along with many Australians under the age of 40.
Brain Cancer survival rates have only increased by 1% in the past 30 years, whilst 2 in 10 people diagnosed with brain cancer will only survive the next 5 years.