Tracy Vo (Nine News) and John Burgess
On two sides of the country Nine network stars helped raise money for cancer charities.
The NRL Footy Show in conjunction with the Mark Hughes Foundation announced the Beanie for Brain Cancer campaign raised $1.751 million for brain cancer research.
100,000 MHF Beanie’s were sold during the Beanie for Brain Cancer round with new stock is still being delivered to those who bought a beanie online.
“We are so grateful to the rugby league community for their support of Beanie for Brain Cancer. We had a budget figure in mind for the campaign, then we had a dream amount, but this has tripled our wildest expectations,” said Mark Hughes.
“It’s unheard of for a two-week brain cancer campaign because for so long the disease has received less research funding and has perhaps enjoyed less public awareness than other cancers.”
The concept was the creation of former NRL Footy Show and Nine NRL Executive Producer Matt Callander, who was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2016.
Meanwhile Nine celebrities in Perth joined in Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea (pictured) helping to raise $10,000 for the Cancer Council WA.