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Carrie Bickmore shares heartwarming news as her Beanies 4 Brain Cancer initiative is relaunched

The beloved TV personality was faced with unprecedented challenges earlier this year.

By Jess Pullar
Carrie Bickmore has given us the Thursday boost we needed with a new update on her inspiring Beanies 4 Brain Cancer initiative.
The Project host took to her Instagram account on Thursday morning to share some exciting news with her following, and after the tumultuous few months we've all had, it's given us plenty to smile about, to put it simply.
The mum-of-three shared a candid video of herself to announce the positive news to her following, telling them: "I am so relived to be able to bring you the news that we've found a way to bring your our 2020 beanie campaign."
She continued: "Mid July, we'll be able to get them on your beautiful heads. It is such a relief, Coronavirus certainly threw us a whole bunch of curveballs... But we've found a way to bring them to you."
Carrie shared the happy news with her following after a tough few months. (Instagram / @bickmorecarrie)
In April, the television personality shared a heartbreaking update that her 2020 campaign was forced to be put on hold as the restrictions in place amid the COVID-19 pandemic made it impossible for it to continue.
"We are so bummed, we've been working so hard and have hundreds of thousands of beanies waiting get on your beautiful heads,'' she told her following on social media.
"But unfortunately corona has thrown up too many challenges at this point."
Now, it looks like the host has tackled the challenges against the odds to bring the campaign back to life - and it's easy to understand why it was so important.
Funds raised from the beanies have made a lasting impact on research for Brain Cancer. (Instagram / @bickmorecarrie)
The 39-year-old told her following on Thursday: "Survival rates haven't changed in 30 years and that statistic won't change unless more research is done and that is where you come in."
Carrie's beanies have raised over $12 million that has gone towards more research since its launch in 2015 - which highlighted why 2020s campaign was all the more important.
As winter approaches, beanies are a common wardrobe staple - and what better way to invest than by picking one of Carrie's creations that will also serve an additional, potentially ground breaking purpose?

Fans were thrilled with the news that Carrie's campaign was going ahead.
Even fellow Aussie comedian Dave Hughes was excited about the update, commenting on Carrie's video: "The coolest beanies for the coldest months. Hot news."
Another fan wrote: "Ah this is such good news! I cannot wait to see this year's design!"
WATCH: Carrie Bickmore talks about her former husband's brain cancer. Story continues...
Carrie launched Beanies 4 Brain Cancer following the tragic death of her former husband Greg Lange.
Launching it at the TVWEEK Logie Awards, the starlet said she wanted to "Say or do something that represents Greg and he used to wear beanies all the time in Melbourne."
Her initiative was born - and while it's had its fair share of challenges, there's no denying Bickmore's drive and dedication has proved its major success. '
When there is a will, there most certainly is a way.

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