The Project host Carrie Bickmore made a powerful plea for more brain cancer research and funding on last night's show.
The host, who lost her husband Greg Lange to the disease in 2010, spoke with Health Minister Greg Hunt about how the government plans to move forward.
The Health Minister informed the show that the government plans to double the funding for cancer research over the next five years, which will include funding for brain cancer.
"I feel like Minister, though, it doesn't need a little bit of money, it needs a lot of money," Carrie interjected. "It needs a lot of money over a sustained period of time and that's a huge commitment. The fact that survival rates haven't changed in nearly 30 years is because this isn't going to change overnight, so is the government prepared to fund this long term?"
The Health Minister replied: "What we'll be doing is doubling the funding from $800million a year over the next five years. That's the largest increase in medical research funding."
As the debate continued between the two, and co-hot Waleed Aly, Carrie wrapped things up with a powerful statement.
"Minister we know money doesn't grow on trees," she said. "But the proof is there that if you invest in research survival rates will come down and there are not many brain cancer survivors to come and knock on your door, so we're all going to do our bit and we will hold you to this."
You can support Carries Beanies 4 Brain Cancer, and learn more about the disease, here.
This article originally appeared on InStyle.
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