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This weekend the nib Newcastle Knights encourage supporters to buy a beanie or wear one to Sunday’s game for the Mark Hughes Foundation Beanie for Brain Cancer Round.

Knights Old Boy Mark Hughes was diagnosed with brain cancer in July 2013, and set up the Foundation to help increase research funding for the disease.

Astoundingly, brain cancer kills more children than any other disease and kills more people under 40 in Australia than any other cancer.

All funds raised from the NRL’s Beanie for Brain Cancer Round will be donated to the Mark Hughes Foundation to help find a cure, create awareness and support brain cancer patients and their families.

Knights players, who will run out at McDonald Jones Stadium wearing beanies on Sunday, know how important the cause is.

“Mark Hughes has been a big part of this Club and to raise as much awareness as we can for brain cancer is special,” said halfback Jaelen Feeney.

“We need to buy a beanie or wear one to promote it as much as we can."

So be sure to buy a beanie or wear your own for the Knights clash against the Penrith Panthers this Sunday to help tackle brain cancer together.