Australian television presenter and personality Carrie Bickmore stole the show at the 2015 Logie Awards, using her Gold Logie acceptance speech to raise awareness of brain cancer, its prevalence in society and the hardships and humiliation sufferers and their families endure.
Bickmore won Most Popular Personality on Australian Television and was presented with the 57th annual TV Week Gold Logie a little after 11pm.
Despite the late hour, those in attendance at the Crown Palladium in Melbourne were captivated and enthralled by Bickmore’s unswerving campaign to drive attention to the struggles associated with brain cancer.
Bickmore’s husband of five years, Greg Lange, died from the deadly disease in 2010.
Bickmore began her speech saying: “I know you all want to party and you all want to go to bed if you’re watching at home but I’m going to use the two minutes that I have up here to, not thank everybody again because that would be boring, but to talk about something incredibly close to my heart… I want to talk to you about brain cancer.”
During her speech, Bickmore asked all Australians and “anybody that is on TV in Australia tomorrow, to whack on a beanie. I want to get the nation talking about brain cancer.”
She went on to dedicate the award to “anyone who is going through a really s..t time right now, anyone who is supporting someone right now,” emphasising “there is light at the end of the tunnel, please believe that.”
You can watch the entire speech below.
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