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Posted by RLPA

June 21, 2021

Beanies for Brain Cancer Round for 2021

The Rugby League community once again united behind Beanies for Brain Cancer Round this year, raising funds for the Mark Hughes Foundation.

A record $4.1 million was raised during this year’s campaign, with players, clubs, the game and fans helping drive awareness for an important cause.


MHF Founder, Mark Hughes, said in an NRL Media Release: “Every year the rugby league community digs deep but this result is truly incredible. From the 28 people who trekked 150km from Sydney to Newcastle, the $1 million donated by McCloy Family Foundation, the NRL and to every single person who bought a beanie and held a fundraiser big and small– thank you!

“Behind the scenes there are so many people who give so much to make this round happen. I would like to acknowledge the NRL, Nine, Fox League and all the media for coming together for our cause and making the message reach so many Australians. Everyone comes together to make this such a special round.

“With what has been raised in the last five years we are now in a position to put the best brain cancer research and support team in the world together, here in Newcastle, and this is helping us change the outcome for future patients diagnosed. We are truly humbled and overwhelmed with gratitude.”

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