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Carrie Bickmore Breaks Down As She Raises More Than $1 Million For Brain Cancer

The Project host teared up talking about her late husband.

15/08/2016 7:27 PM AEST | Updated August 15, 2016 19:57
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Bickmore became teary-eyed at the desk as she announced the milestone.

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 Bickmore launched the foundation.

The Project host teared up at the desk as she thanked Australians for their support. Images of Aussies donning beanies played across the screen to show one collective image.

"The image we're about to see now, that is of my late husband, Greg, and he is the reason that I did this," Bickmore said, choking up.

"I want to say to anybody who is suffering from brain cancer right now, we will use this money, and I will use it to try and make your future brighter, so that is what I promise you we'll do."

Bickmore's late husband, Greg Lange, died from brain cancer in 2010 after an ongoing battle with the illness.

Carrie's Beanies 4 Brain Cancer was founded in November, a few months after The Project host used her Gold Logie speech to don a beanie and pledge to raise awareness for brain cancer.

The charity is currently sold out of beanies, with funds going towards brain cancer research.

"I completely underestimated how many people would want the beanies and I underordered, so I'm so sorry if you didn't get a beanie. Next time we'll order three times as many," Bickmore said on the program.

"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. So thank you very, very much."

You can make a donation at Carrie's Beanies 4 Brain Cancer here.

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