Australian media personality Carrie Bickmore was overwhelmed with emotion Monday night, revealing that her foundation raised over AU$1 million ($767,350) for brain cancer research on TV show The Project.

Carrie’s Beanies 4 Brain Cancer is a deeply personal pursuit for the Bickmore, as her late husband Greg Lange passed away from brain cancer in 2010.

Having reached her fundraising goal, Bickmore told the audience she was overwhelmed by the public’s support. “I don’t know any of you, but I feel like I know you all so thank you very, very much.” Read more…

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TV host breaks down on air after raising $1 million for cancer research