Carrie Bickmore made a very emotional announcement on The Project on August 15.
The TV presenter broke down in tears as she revealed the Beanies 4 Brain Cancer charity she launched in her husband Greg Lange's memory had raised more than $1million.
Carrie admitted she was “blown away” by the number of people who had supported the charity by purchasing beanies to raise awareness of the disease.
“To each and every one of you who have bought a beanie, seeing all the pics coming up on social media, families and babies and kids and, you know, I don't know any of you, but I feel like I know you all,” she said on the show.
“Because of your generosity, we have already reached our million dollars — $1.1 million. So, thank you, thank you, thank you. I am just so blown away about that.”
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A photo of Lange, who Bickmore has son Ollie, 8, with, flashed up on the screen, and fought back tears as she told the audience: “The image we're about to see now — that is of my late husband, Greg. He is the reason that I did this all.”
She continued: “I want to say to anybody who is suffering from brain cancer right now, we will use this money, and we will use it to try and make your future brighter, so that is what I promise you we'll do.”
Carrie announced the launch of Carrie's Beanies 4 Brain Cancer during her 2015 Gold Logie acceptance speech. She made headlines when she wore a beanie on stage while accepting the award, which she dedicated to her late husband, who lost his 10-year battle with brain cancer in 2010.