Wests Tigers are proud to support the 2019 Beanies for Brain Cancer Round this week against the Newcastle Knights.
Throughout all of Round 19, the rugby league community as a whole will join with the Mark Hughes Foundation to help raise much-needed research funds.
With a goal of $3 million raised for research, fans are urged to buy a MHF Beanie at any game throughout the week, or at Lowes and IGA stores.
Beanies can also be purchased online via markhughesfoundation.com.au.
Wests Tigers game will be against the Newcastle Knights on Friday, with McDonald Jones Stadium rebranded to Beanie for Brain Cancer Stadium for the game.
As has become customary with Beanies for Brain Cancer Round, both sets of players will run out on to the field wearing the Mark Hughes Foundation Beanies.
It is only through innovation and teamwork that better treatments will be found for brain cancer patients. Immunotherapy is thought to have the promise for a breakthrough and the research platforms that MHF supporters have helped build over the past 6 years have research teams excited at what the future holds.
Brain Cancer Statistics
- Survival rates have increased by 1% over the last 30 years
- Kills more children than any other disease
- Only two of every 10 people diagnosed will live more than five years
- Kills more people under 40 than any other cancer
- Receives less than 5% of federal funding for cancer research
- One person every five hours is diagnosed in Australia