'I Am So Honoured': Carrie Bickmore To Be Awarded An Order Of Australia
'The Project' host Carrie Bickmore is set to receive an award for service to broadcast media, and to brain cancer awareness.
Network 10's very own Carrie Bickmore is one of 993 recipients set to be awarded an Order of Australia this long weekend for her service to media, as well as her dedication to raising awareness for brain cancer.
The three-time Logie winner has brought national attention to brain cancer through her foundation, Carries Beanies 4 Brain Cancer, and famously donned a blue beanie as she gave a heartfelt speech for her 2015 Gold Logie win.
Speaking to 10 daily about receiving the OAM, Carrie said:
"I am so honoured to have been awarded an Order of Australia. Having seen the inspiring Australians who have also received awards, I feel so humbled to be in their company. When I started my foundation I simply wanted to raise awareness about brain cancer and the devastating impact it was having on families all around our great country".
She continued, "Now four years on thanks to the generosity of Australians we have raised nearly 11.5 million dollars. Seeing the work that is being done with the money we have granted is so encouraging and the scientists and researchers who have been advocating in this space for many years are the ones who deserve recognition. I feel so incredibly lucky to have been born in a country like Australia and am a proud recipient of this award."
This year features the highest-ever number of female recipients of the prestigious award, with 40 percent of nominees being women.
Ahead of his last honours list as Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove added his congratulations.
"Over the last five years, it has been the greatest honour and privilege to recognise and celebrate over 80,000 recipients through the Honours and Awards System."
“On behalf of all Australians, I congratulate today’s recipients. They have made an enormous contribution to their local communities and to the entire nation and deserve our thanks, admiration and to be celebrated."
“These awards are our opportunity to say to fellow Australians, ‘thank you --without you and your tireless service we wouldn’t be the community or nation that we are’," the Governor-General said.
Other notable recipients of this year's award include Hugh Jackman and Ita Buttrose.