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Rhinos great Buderus set to Everest challenge

12th October 2017 | 12:54 pm

By Phil Daly

Danny Buderus alongside his former team mate Mark Hughes

Leeds Rhinos great Danny Buderus is heading for the top of the world again as he joins up with ten of his former Newcastle Knights team mates to trek to the Everest Base Camp to raise funds for the Mark Hughes Foundation.

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Leeds Rhinos great Danny Buderus is heading for the top of the world again as he joins up with ten of his former Newcastle Knights team mates to trek to the Everest Base Camp to raise funds for the Mark Hughes Foundation.

Instigated by former skipper Paul ‘The Chief’ Harragon, the the 12-day journey through the Himalayas hopes to raise more than $200,000 for the Mark Hughes Foundation.

“We did the Kokoda track last year and raised $150,000,” Hughes said. “It was a wonderful success and we are looking to better that this year. The boys all signed up pretty quick. Mount Everest is a great challenge. The way I see it, people and families with brain cancer climb far harder mountains than that. This is nothing, it is a walk in the park.”
Hughes, who as well as winning the 1997 and 2001 premiership played three Origin games for NSW, was diagnosed with brain cancer in July 2013 and formed the foundation in May of the following year.

“People are saying that it is not good enough that brain cancer kills more people under the age of 40 than any other cancer,” Hughes said. “It hits people in their prime. People are putting their hand up and saying ‘we want to help’. The response has been awesome.”

The  Mark Hughes Foundation has been formed to raise much needed funds for research, awareness and to support brain cancer patients and their families. Brain cancer is the biggest killer of children under 10 and adults under 40 years yet it is one of the most underfunded and under researched cancers of all time.

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