Do the Man Challenge to help tackle brain cancer

Aussie blokes won’t only get fit and healthy when they sign-up to for The Man Challenge, they’ll also be helping to tackle brain cancer.

The Man Challenge founder Adam MacDougall has teamed up with The Mark Hughes Foundation with an aim to raise over $100,000 towards research into brain cancer.

Hughes, who was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2013, has been a longtime friend of MacDougall since the pair were team-mates in the Newcastle Knights NRL premiership victories in 1997 and 2001.


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“It’s a privilege and honour to give back to such a special cause involving my mate Mark,” said Adam MacDougall. “We stood side by side on the football field for many seasons and now we’re doing it together on the battlefield of life.”

Mark Hughes

PHOTO: Mark Hughes Foundation

Mark Hughes, whose foundation funds research, heightens awareness and supports brain cancer patients and their families, said his former team-mate’s offer to assist the Mark Hughes Foundation was “an incredible gesture from someone who really cares a lot about other people’’.

“Since my diagnosis, Adam and his wife Belinda have been right behind me the whole way offering wonderful support to my family and me,” Mark Hughes added. “With this latest partnership with The Man Challenge, Adam has taken his support to a whole new level.”

Hughes also he revealed he will be taking part in the Man Challenge’s ten week online health and fitness program. Join Hughes and register for the next round of The Man Challenge by visiting:  themanchallenge.com.au/