The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has congratulated Gold Logie winner Carrie Bickmore on her inspirational speech on brain cancer awareness during last night’s Logie Awards.
Accepting the award, Bickmore donned a beanie and paid tribute to her late husband who lost his fight with brain cancer five years ago.
“In 2010 my husband Greg was one of the unlucky ones. And after a long, long, long battle he died from brain cancer,” she said during her speech.
“Over ten years I watched him suffer multiple seizures a day, lose feeling down one side of his body. He was an incredibly brave man, he was a great dad.”
The Pharmacy Guild says it supports Bickmore’s brave remarks and urges for more recognition and awareness of brain cancer.
Earlier this year, the National President of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, George Tambassis embarked on his first skydive to mark the beginning of a partnership with the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation (pictured).
The plunge was supported by generic pharmaceutical company Amneal Pharmaceuticals, who kindly donated $10,000 to the foundation in recognition of Tambassis’s jump, matched by a further $10,000 from the Guild.
The Guild will continue to partner with the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation to raise awareness of this devastating condition.