Carrie’s Beanies 4 Brain Cancer Foundation

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.

Our aim is always to ensure that as much money as possible gets in to the hands of researchers who are working to find a cure. Administration costs to run our Foundation have always been incredibly low - less than 2% of our overall revenue. Click here to check out our grant recipients and the incredible work they are doing – we’re so proud to partner with them. Together we can make a difference.

Brain Cancer

Currently there is no cure.
1,600 Australians are diagnosed with brain cancer each year and around 80% will die.
Brain cancer kills more children in this country than ANY other disease.
Survival rates haven't changed in 30 years.
Brain cancer kills more people under the age of 40 than any other cancer.
One Australian is diagnosed with brain cancer every 5 hours.

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.

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Our Board

Carrie Bickmore

Carrie Bickmore is an Australian journalist and Gold Logie award-winning television and radio presenter. Bickmore currently hosts The Project on Network Ten and Carrie & Tommy radio show on the Hit Network.

Natasha Stott Despoja

Australia's Ambassador for Women and Girls Chair, Our Watch (The Foundation to Prevent Violence Against Women & their Children), Former Leader Australian Democrats, Senator for South Australia 1995-2008, Honorary research fellow, The University of Adelaide Patron, Burnet Institute.

Todd Sampson

Businessman and star of ABC's hit TV show the Gruen Transfer and the Chairman of Leo Burnett Australia which is now ranked as the seventh most creative company in the world. He is the co-creator of the Earth Hour initiative.

Sam McGuane

Sam leads the global development and implementation of the Cotton On Group Community Department assisting 25,000 team members in 18 countries to have a real connection with the communities where they live and work.


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 $11 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!

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