Inside the locker room: Mitchell Pearce and the road to recovery
We chat to Knights player Mitchell Pearce about his recovery
Did you know that brain cancer kills more children and young people under 40 than any other cancer?
It also receives very little government funding.
So when we heard that the Mark Hughes Foundation was setting a challenge to some of the players from the Newcastle Knights’ 1997 premiership team to tackle Everest Base Camp to raise money and awareness for this deadly disease, we knew we had to get involved.
To start the fundraising process, nib has already donated $20,000 and contributed some essential equipment including jackets, sleeping bags and heavy-duty sunglasses from nib Eye Care to help the trekkers take on the harsh conditions. We’ll also be following the Everest trek on The Check Up; publishing articles and insider videos from the blokes as they face the climb of their life.
The Check Up will help shine a light on this terrible disease and profile the work of the researchers and volunteers involved in the fight against brain cancer. We’re looking forward to sharing the Mark Hughes Foundation story with our customers.
And our employees are getting involved too helping to kick-start the fundraising and on top of this, nib foundation will match every dollar raised by nib employees, as a donation*.