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Love your sister – find a cure

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Actor Samuel Johnson, pictured here with Byron Breast Cancer Support Group's Anna-Maree, is unicycling his way around Australia to raise money and awareness for breast cancer after his sister was diagnosed with the disease.
Actor Samuel Johnson, pictured here with Byron Breast Cancer Support Group’s Anna-Maree, is unicycling his way around Australia to raise money and awareness for breast cancer after his sister was diagnosed with the disease.

The Byron Breast Cancer Support Group yesterday shared morning tea with a brightly tutu-ed Samuel Johnson at Cape Café at the Byron Lighthouse.

The famous Aussie actor, who was recently here seen in NORPA’s production of The Haunting of Daniel Gartrell, is riding his unicycle across the country.

He hopes the tour, which he has called Love Your Sister, will break the world unicycling record and raise awareness about breast cancer. He also wants to raise a million dollars for the Garvan Institute for research into finding a cure for the disease, which affects 14,000 Australian women each year.

Samuel’s motivation comes out of the love he has for his sister Connie, who has secondary breast cancer. Samuel sparked a huge cascade of laughter as he took up the additional challenge of donning our pink fairy’s tutu.

BBCSG coordinator Barb Pinter said, ‘it was so much fun spending the morning with Samuel; there were lots of laughs and that has to be the best tonic of all. We are very grateful to Samuel for taking the time to visit us and also for taking up the challenge of spreading the word about breast cancer, as many people may not realise how important it is to be breast aware and have any changes they feel or see checked early and thoroughly until they are satisfied that they are clear.

‘We don’t know yet what Samuel’s huge energy and support around finding a cure will bring but all this energy helps point us in the direction of a world where breast cancer is a thing of the past,’ Barb said

For donations to Love Your Sister or for more information please go to http://www.loveyoursister.org/.

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