Carrie Bickmore has paid tribute to Johnny Ruffo after he died of brain cancer on November 10 at the age of 35.
The TV star, 42, revealed on Instagram that she has raised a whopping $537,000 for cancer charities by running the world’s toughest half marathon, Hobart’s Point to Pinnacle.
She shared a photo of herself completing the challenging hike while wearing a T-shirt with Johnny’s photo.
‘We did it. Thank you. More than $537,000 raised by the wider team. Phenomenal,” Carrie wrote.
Carrie’s Beanies for Brain Cancer is a leading fundraising and clinical trial charity in Australia, founded by Carrie.
Carrie Bickmore paid tribute to Johnny Ruffo by raising $537,000 for cancer charities with a challenging walk following his death at age 35
The subject is very close to Carrie, as she lost her husband Greg Lange to the disease.
Greg tragically passed away in December 2010 at the age of 35 after a decade-long battle with brain cancer.
Despite his terminal condition, they married in 2005, when Bickmore was just 25, and had a son, Oliver.
She shared a photo of herself completing the challenging hike while wearing a T-shirt with Johnny’s photo
Johnny died peacefully with his family and beloved partner Tahnee by his side in a Sydney hospital, after a long battle with brain cancer.
“It is with heavy hearts that we had to say goodbye to our beloved Johnny today,” the statement said.
“Surrounded by his partner Tahnee and family, Johnny passed away peacefully with the support of some incredible nurses and doctors.
His family posted on his personal Instagram a memorial service for the Home and away star will be held Perth on November 25.
“A memorial service to celebrate John’s incredible life will be held on November 25 in Perth, WA,” the post read, and “more details” will follow.
Johnny died peacefully with his family and beloved partner Tahnee by his side in a Sydney hospital, after a long battle with brain cancer
‘He was a very talented, charming and sometimes cheeky boy. Johnny was very determined and strong-willed. He fought to the end and fought as hard as he could. Such a beautiful soul with so much more to give.
“We all love you Johnny and will remember you for all the joy you brought to our lives. Rest in peace.’
Johnny was first diagnosed with brain cancer in 2017 after going to hospital with painful migraines.
In August that year, he underwent emergency surgery and had a 7cm brain tumor surgically removed from his frontal lobe before undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
His family posted on his personal Instagram of a memorial service for the Home and Away star that will take place in Perth on November 25. In the photo Johnny and girlfriend Tahnee
Johnny went into remission months after his initial diagnosis in 2017, but revealed in November 2020 that the disease had returned.
In August 2022, he confirmed that his brain cancer diagnosis was terminal and said he feared how his girlfriend Tahnee would cope with him being gone.
Johnny marked another year of undergoing chemotherapy in December 2022 and revealed he was looking forward to taking a break and spending time with family over Christmas.
In March this year, Johnny began another round of chemotherapy and posted a photo of himself undergoing treatment in hospital, with his girlfriend Tahnee by his side.
Carrie’s Beanies for Brain Cancer is a leading fundraising and clinical trial charity in Australia, founded by Carrie