Ten has a new golden girl after Carrie Bickmore took home the Gold Logie for 2015.
She managed to finally topple a very impressive field that included Andy Lee, Asher Keddie, Hamish Blake, Scott Cam and Steve Peacocke. The down to earth star used her speech to raise awareness about brain cancer in a truly moving speech.
Every 5 hours someone is diagnosed with brain cancer and 8 out of 10 people will die from brain Cancer,” said Bickmore.
“In 2010 my husband Greg was one of the unlucky ones. And after a long, long, long battle he died from brain cancer.
“Over ten years I watched him suffer multiple seizures a day, lose feeling down one side of his body.
“He was a great husband and a great brother. And he was a great friend. But he shouldn’t have had to go through that. No one should have to go through that. And that’s why I want to talk about it tonight.
“Throughout his cancer journey he used to wear a lot of hats – he used to wear a lot of beanies. And that was because he felt embarrassed about his scars and his head. And I used to say to him: ‘Don’t be embarrassed, scars are really, really cool’. And beanies are also really cool.”
She urged people to wear a beanie to promote awareness of Brain Cancer.
“I want to ask anybody that’s on TV in Australia tomorrow to whack on a beanie I want to get the nation talking about brain cancer. It receives next to no funding which is ludicrous. Because without funding more people are going to die and as I just said eight out of 10 people that are diagnosed will die from this disease.
“So anyone, Sam, Kochie, Karl, Lisa, whoever’s on TV tomorrow whack on a beanie if you’re going to school tomorrow, kids, put a beanie on. If you’re going to work put a beanie on. Take a pic of yourself with the hashtag ‘Beanies For Brain Cancer.’
“I want to dedicate this award tonight to anyone that’s going through a really shit time right now. Anyone that’s supporting someone through a really tough time right now. Please believe that there will be a brighter day for you. Please believe that.”
Source Herald Sun