Carrie Bickmore makes an emotional announcement

Carrie Bickmore has broken down in tears on Monday night as The Project host announced her charity, Carrie’s Beanies 4

Carrie Bickmore has broken down in tears on Monday night as The Project host announced her charity, Carrie’s Beanies 4 Brain Cancer, has raised more than $1 million for researchers.

The charity has raised $1.1 million, less than a year after Carrie launched the foundation in memory of her late husband.

Her voice trembled as a picture of her late husband Greg Lange, who lost his battle with brain cancer in 2010, flashed up on a screen, and she teared up at the desk as she thanked Aussies everywhere for their support.

“The image we’re about to see now — that is of my late husband, Greg. And he is the reason that I did this all, and 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.”

The 35-year-old launched the project, which raises money for brain cancer research, during her 2015 Gold Logie acceptance speech, and in just over a year she’s exceeded her target.

“We had Brain Beats concert, which was a great success. The last few months, we’ve been selling beanies — I completely underestimated how many people would want the beanies and I under-ordered, so I’m so sorry if you didn’t get a beanie — next time we’ll order three times as many,” she said. “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.”

“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 added.

Panellist Peter Helliar said his colleague has worked tirelessly to achieve what she set out to.

“What people should know about what Carrie has done is how hands-on you have been,” he said. “I sit next to you in our office, and you didn’t just pass it off to another team to do it. I’ve heard you have discussions with your web guy, customs, truckies, people packing the orders, manufacturers.”

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  1. Diane bray  

    I am in Townsville and tried buying the beanies but you have to be done south can’t get then online and I pay postage

  2. Julie-Ann Jackman  

    Having lost my best friend and soul sister Tricia to brain cancer I feel your pain.
    I think what you have done is amazing and if anyone has a whinge about your reaction in showing your emotions, they are just not human!
    Good on you Carrie xo

  3. Myrtle Abel  

    Lost my husband to brain cancer, thank you Carrie.

  4. Wayne Watkins  

    Chris O’Brien the Cancer surgeon lost his life to brain cancer , so it can happen to anyone . Good onya Carrie for raising money for research

  5. Anne Pollock  

    How does one get engaged with this knitting, crocheting,, group…maybe able to help

    • Please if possible send me pattern, I live in a retirement village and I’m sure my lovely ladies would love to help. Thank you Janet

  6. Diane Weston  

    Thankyou for your hard work and push to raise so much money. three friends that I grew up with have each have had Daughters with some form of brain cancer. (unfortunatly only one is still alive). It is so heart breaking to see friends berry their child.

  7. Well done Carrie, such a beautiful person. Had tears myself watching this segment. Keep up with your hard work to honour your late husband and all the other people you have raised this fantastic amount of money for cancer research that this will help.

  8. Lance Fishman  

    Such a contrast to the Islamophobe blonde on another show.
    As another who has lost a spouse to cancer, I salute you. Fishman

  9. Colleen Bellman  

    Thank you for your fine efforts Carrie…you are making a difference…

  10. Fantastic,it is my favourite charity as I lost my husband to brain cancer almost 7 yrs ago,,got remarried 2 yrs ago & instead of gifts over $1000-00 dollars was donated to it by our guest

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