Love Your Sister
Aug 07, 2019
Love Your Sister co-founder and Gold Logie winning actor, Samuel Johnson OAM, has delivered an emotive speech to staff and cancer patients –10 years after the opening of the day oncology unit at Greenslopes Private Hospital.
Samuel delivered a keynote presentation to a packed conference room around the work of Love Your Sister and his passion to improve treatment outcomes for cancer patients in Australia.
“I don’t want to agitate for change; I want to be part of the solution,” he told the audience of patients, carers, nurses and hospital staff members.
Samuel is currently undertaking a national fundraising tour on behalf of the Love Your Sister charity, aiming to raise $10 million to fulfil a promise he made to his late sister Connie Johnson who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2017. He also brought along his Gold Logie and Dancing With The Stars trophy for attendees to snap some photos.
Greenslopes Private Hospital hosted a number of fundraising initiatives in the lead-up to the Love Your Sister event. Almost $4,000 was raised and presented to Samuel and his team.
As part of the visit, Samuel also toured the Cyril Gilbert Cancer Centre where he spoke at length with patient John Peacock and his wife Lynette.
Greenslopes Private Hospital offers holistic and personalised cancer care to patients – including diagnosis and imaging services, surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, research and wellness education classes.
CEO Chris Went said: “The availability of these treatments and services, and visits from people like Samuel Johnson, provide hope to our patients.”