Carrie Bickmore has shared exciting news with fans on social media, revealing her wonderful charity 'Carrie's Beanies 4 Brain Cancer' has hit an impressive milestone.
The Project host took to Twitter to reveal that her charity beanies have smashed the original $1million goal, and raised over $4.5million for brain cancer research.
"4.5 mil raised so far," she wrote. "THANKYOU to all who've supported. It's a drop in the ocean for what's needed but we'll keep going #beatbraincancer."
Carrie founded the company following her 2015 Logies Acceptance speech, in which she wore a blue beanie and delivered a harrowing speech about the disease, which claimed the life of her husband Greg Lange in 2010.
“Every five hours in Australia someone is diagnosed with brain cancer and eight out of 10 people who are diagnosed will die,” she said in her moving speech. “Everyone thinks it’s this rare form of cancer. It’s not. It kills more people under 40 than any other cancer. It kills more kids than any other disease. And it receives next to no funding, which is ludicrous.”
Shortly after her speech, Carrie launched 'Beanies 4 Brain Caner' with the first huge fundraiser being the Brainbeats2015 concert, featuring Ed Sheeran and Passenger.
In January 2016, Carrie revealed the organisation had surpassed the $1million goal.
Later in 2016, Carrie's first batch of 25,000 beanies went on sale and were quickly snapped up by celebrities and supporters alike. In 2017, they sold even more beanies in the new designs with only a handful of the gorgeous hats currently left for sale.
Congratulations on your impressive milestone, Carrie, we couldn't be prouder of the amazing work you're doing.
If you'd like to donate to Carrie's Beanies 4 Brain Cancer, or learn more about the organisation, click here.