Dan Murphy's Woolloongabba is getting behind Elias Forbes with this fundraiser for the Mark Hughes Foundation. Elias had been working as a team member at Dan Murphy's Woolloongabba when was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2018. Doctors found a sizable brain tumour - 7cm by 5cm by 4cm. It was stage 3 of Anaplastic ependymoma, which is a brain cancer that is technically incurable but treatable. He underwent two operations to remove the tumour and 36 daily rounds of radiation. He is now technically half blind because of the location of the tumour and even though he just finished his studies to be a pilot, this condition has dashed his ambition to fly or even drive. Throughout this ordeal, Dan Murphy's made sure they still had a job for him after his treatment.
Elias has decided to support the Mark Hughes Foundation with a passion because it focuses on raising funds for brain cancer research. He also wants to get behind raising awareness and raising much-needed funding to support not only vital research but support for the families and family member going through cancer. Through his experience, Elias has seen how hard the struggle can be as it was for him, and the toll it took on family and friends around him. Hence he is passionate about helping make a difference and believes in charities such as the MH Foundation. Elias aims to raise $30,000 for brain cancer research during June and July together with his team at Dan Murphy's Woolloongabba. see here for 10 News First Queensland's airing of the event.
Every Saturday throughout the month of June, Elias and his team will be hosting free barbecues for customers at Dan Murphy's Woolloongabba. This has been funded by Endeavour Group, Dan Murphy's parent company to encourage customer donations for the charity. The store will also be selling Beanies for Brain Cancer from the Foundation. "We have 200 beanies available, so if we sell all of them, we will raise $5,000 but our goal is to raise $30,000 in total with our free barbecues" Elias said.
Dan Murphy's has vowed to match the funds raised dollar for dollar with its own donation to the Mark Hughes Foundation. "Elias' story is so inspirational because he is using his own experience to raise awareness and funds for much-needed research and support for brain cancer. As a business, we want to support him and his passionate efforts" said Dan Murphy's Managing Director Alex Freudmann.
Dan Murphy's Woolloongabba is located at ★ 867 Stanley St, Woolloongabba. The free barbeques will be taking place every Saturday during June between 10am and 1pm, and customers are encouraged to ★Donate to the Mark Hughes Foundation in exchange for the free snags. Elias has also started a fundraiser page with ★GoFundMe for the charity. Be sure to come out in droves to support this worthy cause and donate to the Go Fund Me and MH Foundation via given links in this paragraph.