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Beanie for Brain Cancer Round

Beanie for Brain Cancer Round is back for 2018 in Round 12 of the NRL from May 24 to 27, aiming to raise the bar against a disease that still has no cure and no survivors.

Beanie for Brain Cancer Round, the brainchild of the late Nine NRL Executive Producer, Matt Callander, produced an incredible display of generosity in 2017, raising $1.75 million and launching the Matt Callander Fellowship in association with the Mark Hughes Foundation.

Brain cancer kills more children in Australia than any other disease. It also kills more people under 40 than any other cancer. Statistics have not changed for the last 30 years.

In 2018, Beanie for Brain Cancer Round will be held in Matt Callander's honour, with a fundraising target to crack the $2 million dollar mark and take the fight against brain cancer to the next level in a cause that is close to the hearts of the rugby league community.

MHF Beanies will be available to purchase at the Panthers clash against the Dragons at Panthers Stadium on Saturday - SECURE YOUR SEATS NOW.

MHF ambassador and Newcastle Knights champion, Mark Hughes, will be rallying the rugby league community to get behind the cause this week.

"It is with real sadness that we take on this Beanie for Brain Cancer campaign without my great mate and inspiration behind the whole round, Matt Callander," Hughes said.

"Unfortunately this is the reality of brain cancer. All I can do now is work side by side with his family and make sure this Beanie for Brain Cancer round is bigger and better every year in memory of Matt."

This year's Beanie for Brain Cancer Round urges fans to buy an MHF Beanie at selected NRL matches, online, at all NSW and Queensland Ritchie's IGA stores, and to bid on five auction items.

Acknowledgement of Country

Penrith Panthers players and staff respect and honour the traditional custodians of the land and pay our respects to their elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.