Atherton Roosters to 'Beanie Up' For Brain Cancer in July

Atherton Roosters are getting behind NRL Beanie for Brain Cancer in Round 19 from July 25 - 28 and will be selling beanies to raise funds for the Mark Hughes Foundation.

Atherton will host Cairns Brothers on Saturday, July 27 at Mungalli Creek Dairy Stadium.

At the home game, Karlee Robinson and NRL women's touch team will be selling the beanies as a fundraiser for the Mark Hughes Foundation.

These much-needed funds will help find a cure for brain cancer, create awareness of the disease and also as support brain cancer patients and their families.

The NRL Beanie for Brain Cancer Round was the 'brainchild' of Matt Callander, former Channel 9 executive producer for many years, and a friend of Mark Hughes Foundation, who sadly lost his battle with brain cancer in October of 2017.

This year's Beanie Round will be held in Callander's honour as a huge thank you to his family for continuing to be a driving force behind the Beanie Round and Mark Hughes Foundation.

Through last year's round, the foundation raised an incredible $3.5 million throughout Beanie For Brain Cancer week from beanie sales and Beanie Day fundraisers.

Brain cancer kills more children than any other disease, and is responsible for more deaths of people under the age of 40 in Australia than any other cancer, yet it receives less than 5% of government cancer funding.

For further information on Mark Hughes Foundation please visit: www.markhughesfoundation.com.au.

Fans are encouraged to purchase a beanie from the touch team to help tackle brain cancer and cheer on their home team.

Take photos with your Mark Hughes Foundation beanie and share them on social media using #mhfbeanie or #beanieforbraincancer.

Beanies will be available to purchase for $25 at the game on July 27 (cash only) or can also be pre-purchased at the Roosters v Kangaroos home game on July 20 (cash only) until sold out.

Main image: Atherton Roosters players James Clark, Chloe Hammond, Willem Foster and Chloe Hartley wearing the MHF beanies which will be on sale at their home game on July 27 to raise funds for brain cancer and Mark Hughes Foundation  Photo: Darryl Day