Carrie Bickmore touched hearts around the country on Sunday night when she used her Logies win to draw attention to an important cause.

The Project host was awarded the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television at the ceremony over the weekend, and used her acceptance speech as a chance to raise awareness of brain cancer in memory of her late husband, Greg Lange, who passed away in 2010.

Wearing a blue beanie, Bickmore, 34, said, “He was a great father and great husband. He wore lots of hats to hide his scars and I would tell him, ‘don’t be embarrassed’.”

“Beanies are really cool. Whack on the beanie tomorrow… I want to get the nation talking about brain cancer.”

The TV host is imploring people around Australia to wear a beanie today to raise awareness of the disease, which affects thousands of Australians every year, using the hash tag #beaniesforbraincancer.

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Bickmore’s current partner, Chris Walker, was present at the ceremony and listened intently as she paid tribute to her late husband.