Carrie Bickmore has opened up about how she has found comfort after the death of her husband in an interview in the August issue The Australian Women’s Weekly.
The Project co-host, whose husband Greg Lange died in 2010 after a decade-long battle with brain cancer, says the disease robbed her of positivity.
“It changes who you are,” she tells us. “It changes your ability to dream, to look forward ... I spent so many years feeling no hope – like, no hope.”
Last year, after she won the Gold Logie award for the country’s most popular TV personality, Carrie plucked up the courage to change things.
She pulled on a beanie and made an impassioned plea for more research into brain cancer. From there, Carrie’s Beanies 4 Brain Cancer was born and five years after Greg died, Carrie was able to walk back into The Royal Melbourne Hospital with a cheque for $250,000.
“I felt like, actually, there could be hope,” recalls Carrie. “It was a really special moment for me.”
To date, Carrie’s Beanies 4 Brain Cancer has raised well over $500,000 and could soon crack the magic $1 million mark.
Read the full story in the August issue of The Australian Women’s Weekly, on sale now.