There has been no rest for Samuel Johnson since winning the TV WEEK Gold Logie just two weeks ago. Samuel and his sister Connie have been hard at work mustering funds and raising awareness for The Big Heart Project.
“I’m not going to let a shiny trophy get in the way of the work I’ve got to do in the cancer realm,” Sam tells TV WEEK.
The brother and sister duo, who founded the charity Love Your Sister, have one final project ahead of them and it’s set to be their biggest yet.
On Wednesday, May 10, Connie, Samuel and the Love Your Sister village, are attempting to break the world record for the longest line of coins. The current record is 75.4km.
Connie needs 3.951 million five cent coins (that’s $195,755.05) to break this record. Every donated coin will go towards breast cancer research. You can donate here.
TV WEEK have the honour of partnering with The Big Heart project on the day. Be sure to follow our social media channels for all the behind-the-scenes action and updates from Sam and Connie. We'll also have a photo booth on site where you can pose on your very on TV WEEK cover so pop by our stand to join in the fun.
“I couldn’t be prouder to partner with Love Your Sister for The Big Heart Project,” TV WEEK editor Emma Nolan says. “My family, like many, has been affected by cancer, so the work that Sam and Connie have been doing for the early detection of this terrible disease hit very close to home for me.
“I’ll be in Canberra with the TV WEEK team to help out on the day. So, let’s break this record and raise lots of money for cancer research!”
The Big Heart Project will be held on May 10 at the Lyneham Netball Courts in Canberra. For more information on attending the event and how you can get involved click here.
The day will be Connie’s final fundraising effort with Love Your Sister before she retires to spend time with her loved ones.
Despite Connie’s declining health, Sam has no intentions of giving up the fight against cancer any time soon.
“It’s about making sure she gets what she needs,” he tells TV WEEK. “And doing my best to give her the legacy she’s carrying on: helping other young mums in the same boat.”