GOLF DAY TO RAISE FUNDS FOR LOVE YOUR SISTER
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Gold Logie winner Samuel Johnson is gearing up for a big week of charity work in Canberra for Love Your Sister.
He’ll be at a charity golf day in Gungahlin on Thursday, after organiser Craig Glover from Rutledge AV made a special promise to Connie Johnson before she passed away.
He vowed to raise $100,000 for cancer research – a mission that’s well and truly underway!
On the day, Craig will tell his own cancer story about him being the first person to ever have a stem cell transplant at Canberra Hospital and how Connie inspired him to make a difference.
Players will complete nine holes of golf, Sam will tee off with every group of players, there’ll be breakfast and a two-course lunch and plenty of raffles!
Stacks of items will also be auctioned off, including signed and framed Canberra Raiders and ACT Brumbies 2018 jerseys, a home theatre system and more.
Sam said it’s great to be part of the passionate team that’s ensuring Connie’s legacy lives on.
“This thing has never slowed down. Connie had something special, something that compelled me when she got sick to say what do you need, and for her to say raise us a million because this stuff counts,” he said.
“I think Connie’s a bit of a Fred Hollows in the sense that her work will continue and it’s because she’s got good people like Craig and me in her corner that are going to obsess about it and work hard on it and make sure that her message doesn’t get forgotten.”
Sam said they need to keep raising money because the problem remains, even though Connie doesn’t.
“At the end of the day, people are still getting sick, and as Connie said, it’s not over when you hop off the unicycle, it’s not over when I die Sammy, it’s over when mums stop dying from this horrid disease.”
The Charity Golf Day kicks off at 7:30am on Thursday March 29 at the Gungahlin Lakes Golf Course.
You can buy your tickets here!
Sam’s work in Canberra this week doesn’t end there – he’ll also visit different Bunnings stores around the capital on Easter Sunday, to cook up some snags and raise more money!