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Put on your Beanies for Brain Cancer at the NRL this week

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This week, NRL fans will unite to raise money and awareness for brain cancer.

At Round 19 of the NRL, fans are being encouraged to don a beanie in support of brain cancer awareness and research.

Beanies for Brain Cancer was created in 2016 by former Channel 9 NRL boss Matt Callander, who sadly passed away from brain cancer the following year.

Now, the organisation is headed up by former rugby league player Mark Hughes, who was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2013.

Mark Hughes and Paul Harragon both joined Ben Fordham in-studio to talk about the great cause.

Mark says the success of the foundation is a dream come true.

“I could never have dreamed of what’s happened… it’s just this big tidal wave of support and it’s fast-tracking our research, it’s giving hope.

“There was no hope when I was diagnosed, no one knew anything about it, it was a real mystery.”

Paul says he’s amazed at all the incredible work the charity is doing.

“It just must be wonderful for Mark, after what he’s been through, to see this type of effect that the beanies have had.”

Click PLAY below to hear the full interview

CLICK HERE to buy a beanie for brain cancer

Even Ben’s kids, Pearl and Freddy, are getting in on the action! 


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Beanies for brain cancer. Get around it. Well done @markhughesfoundation #mhfbeanie 👊🏽

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