Carrie Bickmore reveals her proudest moment on The Project ahead of her final appearance on the show

Carrie Bickmore reveals her proudest moment on The Project ahead of her final appearance on the show – and it has nothing to do with her reporting

Carrie Bickmore has revealed how raising more than $20million for her Beanies 4 Brain Cancer charity is her ‘proudest moment’ from her time on The Project.

Carrie launched her own charity on the Channel Ten show following an emotional Gold Logie acceptance speech in 2015, after losing her first husband Greg Lange to brain cancer.

The foundation recently played a part in a new development in brain cancer treatment and was part of a team which created a world-first clinical trial. 

The journalist, 41, will present her last ever show on Wednesday evening, and spoke to Angela Bishop on Studio 10 ahead of her departure. She said the charity is the one achievement she will remember the most from the show. 

Carrie Bickmore has revealed how raising more than $20million for her Beanies 4 Brain Cancer charity is her 'proudest moment' from her time on The Project.

Carrie Bickmore has revealed how raising more than $20million for her Beanies 4 Brain Cancer charity is her ‘proudest moment’ from her time on The Project. 

‘In 2015 when you won the Gold Logie and you did the most incredible thing you turned it into something that became an amazing power for good for other people,’ Angela said. 

‘You told us all the next day to put on a beanie to think of people who had brain cancer and and now look at this charity that you’ve built. Is that your proudest achievement?’ she asked.

Carrie explained: ‘People have been asking me what I will remember most and what I’ll take with me and honestly, our foundation wouldn’t have been possible without that Logie speech’.

‘And that Logie speech wouldn’t have been possible without The Project and now we’ve raised over $20 million. 

‘We’ve got our first patient on a clinical trial at the brain cancer centre that we’ve established. If you’d asked me when I first joined The Project in 2009, if that’s what that 13 year journey would have been…. I never ever would have imagined this’. 

Carrie launched her own charity on the Channel Ten show following an emotional Gold Logie acceptance speech in 2015, after she lost her first husband Greg Lange to brain cancer

Carrie launched her own charity on the Channel Ten show following an emotional Gold Logie acceptance speech in 2015, after she lost her first husband Greg Lange to brain cancer

Carrie launched her own charity on the Channel Ten show following an emotional Gold Logie acceptance speech in 2015, after she lost her first husband Greg Lange to brain cancer 

‘Once it became clear that my vision was to try and save lives and stop people that we love dying from brain cancer, I still couldn’t have imagined that the end result would be we have people in clinical trials, you know, my aim for that Logie speech was purely to raise awareness’.

She explained the next day people were asking if she had a foundation which inspired her to start one. 

Carrie dedicated her moment of glory at the 2015 Logies to her late husband Lange, using her two-minute speech to highlight brain cancer. 

Her voice cracking, she clutched her statuette tightly as she paid an emotional tribute to Lange, who lost his fight in 2010.

Carrie dedicated her moment of glory at the 2015 Logies to her late husband Lange, using her two-minute speech to highlight brain cancer

Carrie dedicated her moment of glory at the 2015 Logies to her late husband Lange, using her two-minute speech to highlight brain cancer 

Barely able to keep back the tears, Carrie – who also won a Logie for most popular presenter – said: ‘He [Greg] was a great father and great husband. He wore lots of hats to hide his scars and I would tell him “don’t be embarrassed.”‘

Addressing the crowd at the Crown Entertainment Complex, the Adelaide-born star said: ‘Brain cancer is something very close to my heart.

‘In 2010 my husband Greg was one of the unlucky ones. After a long, long, long battle, he died of brain cancer.

Steeling herself, she went on: ‘Over ten years I watched him suffer multiple seizures a day, lose feeling down one side of his body, saw his three-year-old push him in his wheelchair because he couldn’t walk anymore.’

With tears in her eyes, she went on: ‘He was an incredibly great man, a great dad, great husband, brother and great friend. He shouldn’t have had to go through that.’

As her partner Chris Walker listened intently among the seated crowd, Carrie urged Australians to wear a beanie for brain cancer the next day.

Carrie urged Australians to wear a beanie for brain cancer the next day

Carrie urged Australians to wear a beanie for brain cancer the next day 

‘He [Greg] used to wear a lot of beanies because he felt embarrassed about his scars. Beanies are really cool. Whack on the beanie tomorrow… I want to get the nation talking about brain cancer.

‘We all have our own stories and challenges. I dedicate this award to anyone going through a s**t time right now.’

Carrie’s first husband tragically passed away in December 2010 at age 35 from a 10-year battle with brain cancer.

Despite his terminal condition, they married in 2005 when Carrie was just 25 and had a son, Oliver.

She later said having their son was the greatest thing they ever did together.

Carrie has been with her executive producer partner Walker since 2012.

In addition to raising Carrie’s son Oliver together, the couple have two daughters, Evie and Adelaide.

Fans were shattered last month when Carrie announced that after 14-years she would be stepping down as co-host of the Channel 10 panel show.

Fans were shattered last month when Carrie announced that after 14-years she would be stepping down as co-host of the Channel 10 panel show. Also Pictured: Peter Helliar, Waleed Aly and guest Magda Szubanski

Fans were shattered last month when Carrie announced that after 14-years she would be stepping down as co-host of the Channel 10 panel show. Also Pictured: Peter Helliar, Waleed Aly and guest Magda Szubanski

‘I have some news that I wanted to share… s*** I’m already crying,’ she began. 

‘I have made the tough decision to finish up hosting the show at the end of the year.

‘It’s been the hardest decision of my professional life, to make this call, but it’s time for a new challenge and for my next chapter.’

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