Carrie Bickmore raises over $5m for Beanies 4 Brain Cancer

Carrie Bickmore raises over $5m for Beanies 4 Brain Cancer.

The Project’s Carrie Bickmore has revealed the show raised more than $5million after its Beanies 4 Brain Cancer special on Tuesday night.

Speaking on The Project on Wednesday, Carrie gushed over viewers and how they ‘crashed’ the site with their purchases of the charity headwear.

‘You literally broke the internet. Everything crashed so I am sorry to anyone who struggled to get on the site [to purchase one],’ she said.

Effort! Carrie Bickmore, 39, (pictured) has revealed she raised more than $5million for her Beanies 4 Brain Cancer foundation after 'selling out' a new range of the charity headwear

Effort! Carrie Bickmore, 39, (pictured) has revealed she raised more than $5million for her Beanies 4 Brain Cancer foundation after ‘selling out’ a new range of the charity headwear

Carrie went on to say they sold out of the beanies in record time, raising much-needed funds for the fight against brain cancer.

‘It is incredible. Thank you from the bottom of my heart,’ she said.

The Project host then confirmed over 500,000 beanies have now been sold over the past five years which exceeded her expectation.

Records: On Wednesday's show, The Project host Carrie (pictured) confirmed over 500,000 beanies have now been sold over the past five years calling it "incredible"
Carrie Bickmore raises over $5m for Beanies 4 Brain Cancer

Records: On Wednesday’s show, The Project host Carrie (pictured) confirmed over 500,000 beanies have now been sold over the past five years calling it ‘incredible’

Waleed Aly, Peter Helliar and Tommy Little joined forces with Carrie on Tuesday night by donning the Beanies 4 Brain Cancer headwear.

The panelists all cut cosy figures in the snug beanies in order to promote the charity.

‘Welcome to a very special edition of The Project. Like many Australians, my family has felt the devastating loss caused by cancer,’ Carrie said at the start of the show.

Emotional journey: 'Welcome to a very special edition of The Project. Like many Australians, my family has felt the devastating loss caused by cancer,' Carrie said at the start of the show

Emotional journey: ‘Welcome to a very special edition of The Project. Like many Australians, my family has felt the devastating loss caused by cancer,’ Carrie said at the start of the show

‘Five years ago, with your support, we joined a movement to try and stop this killer once and for all.’

Carrie created Beanies 4 Brain Cancer, after she dedicated her Gold Logie to her first husband Greg Lange, who died of brain cancer in 2010.

Australian celebrities including Lisa Wilkinson, Sam Armytage and Amanda Keller have all supported the foundation on Instagram.

On Tuesday, The Project's Waleed Aly (pictured), Peter Helliar  and Tommy Little supported Carrie Bickmore's Beanies 4 Brain Cancer foundation in a show of solidarity

On Tuesday, The Project's Waleed Aly, Peter Helliar (pictured) and Tommy Little supported Carrie Bickmore's Beanies 4 Brain Cancer foundation in a show of solidarity

On Tuesday, The Project’s Waleed Aly (left), Peter Helliar (right) and Tommy Little supported Carrie Bickmore’s Beanies 4 Brain Cancer foundation in a show of solidarity

Carrie launched the new range of beanies on July 14.

Carrie has been open about her loss in the past telling The Australian Women’s Weekly that she still feels Greg’s presence every day.

‘Anyone who has ever lost someone will tell you that they may not physically be there but they’ll stay in your life forever,’ she explained.

'This is where we all get the chance to do our bit': Lisa Wilkinson posed with her dog Maggie, who sniffed the pastel pink knitted beanie, while supporting the new beanies

‘This is where we all get the chance to do our bit’: Lisa Wilkinson posed with her dog Maggie, who sniffed the pastel pink knitted beanie, while supporting the new beanies

‘And Ollie [their son Oliver] is so like him in so many ways. I often think, ‘God, I wish Greg was here so I could ask him how the hell to parent. Surely he’d have some insight’.’

The couple had their first child together, Oliver, now 12, in 2005 – with Carrie admitting it was ‘probably the greatest thing we ever did together’.

Carrie also shares two children, Evie and Adelaide, with her partner Chris Walker.

Heartbreaking: The foundation is special to Carrie, whose first husband, Greg Lange (pictured), died of brain cancer in 2010. In June last year, Carrie told The Australian Women's Weekly that she still feels Greg's presence every day

Heartbreaking: The foundation is special to Carrie, whose first husband, Greg Lange (pictured), died of brain cancer in 2010. In June last year, Carrie told The Australian Women’s Weekly that she still feels Greg’s presence every day

Also read: Family doctors offer virtual appointments for up to 12 patients at the same time in a bid to lessen their workload

This post first appeared on Daily mail

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