In May 2015, Carrie Bickmore won the prestigious Gold Logie at the TV Week Logie awards, which she dedicated to her late husband Greg who passed away five years earlier following a 10-year battle with brain cancer. Carrie went on to form Carrie's Beanies 4 Brain Cancer Foundation which aims to raise desperately needed funds towards research into the horrible disease that is brain cancer.
"I am one of far too many Australians whose lives have been irrevocably changed by the tragedy of brain cancer. On December 27th 2010 my husband Greg Lange died at just 34 years of age. He had lived with the disease for close to a decade. It took away his mobility, it took away his independence and eventually it took his life. No one should have to suffer this way, and until we find a solution, people will."
Carrie’s Beanies 4 Brain Cancer Foundation’s mission is to raise funds for vital brain cancer research. Together we can make a difference in the fight against brain cancer.Donate Now
Approximately 1,600 Australians will be diagnosed with brain cancer this year and of them 80% will die. These are fathers, mothers, children, brothers, sisters and friends. Currently there is no cure.
Brain cancer survival rates haven't changed in 30 years.
We need to increase survival rates and the only way to achieve this is through vital research.Carrie’s Beanies 4 Brain Cancer has raised over $4.5 million so far.
Whilst it is only a drop in the ocean when it comes to the amount of funding needed for brain cancer research, it’s a huge step in the right direction. Brain cancer sufferers, their families and the incredible scientists working towards a cure for brain cancer thank you for your generosity and support. We believe together we can make a difference and stop other families from losing someone they love to brain cancer.
We can’t do this without you!