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About Dina's Dandelions

Dear Community Going right out of my comfort zone here, sharing a part of my own story, and asking for your help to raise a bit of money. On Sunday 29th July I intend to be in Sydney, wearing rainbow socks, and doing my best to move my middle aged body around a 5km course (hopefully running all the way if I can). Why am I doing this? Because I love my sister/s and I hate cancer. Cancer, the cause of so much physical and emotional damage to so many people. In just my group of family and friends, there so, so many who have had their lives turned upside down by this word, and all it entails. I know others have the same experience. 5 years ago on June 5, 2013 my oldest sister's valiant battle ended. She was only 56. Since I lost my beautiful sister I have wondered what I can do to help beat this disease. I've never been really at ‘good’ at anything, just average. Running was the only thing I could do that I had some success with. Even that has gone by the wayside in the past 5 years. So I figure it's time to do something to help 'vanquish cancer'. This is it. The three amigos (my other beloved sister, partner and I) are heading down to Sydney to run/walk in this rainbow of hope. We are doing this to honour my sister, all the other sisters and loved ones taken from us, and importantly, to support the survivors. You can help, too! Please donate to Dina's Dandelions and share this page. . You can also join our little team. Any amount you can give makes a difference! Even just the cost of one coffee will help us reach our target. 100% of donations go directly to cancer research, the guarantee of Love Your Sister. Anything over $2 is tax deductible (get in and do it before June 30). Thank you for reading this far, and hopefully also for your generosity and support. The work of Love Your Sister is really important and we want to do what we can to support them.

About Love Your Sister

Love Your Sister is Australia’s most authentic and fastest-growing cancer charity.

Victorian Australian of the Year 2018 and Love Your Sister co-founder Samuel Johnson, has one simple message for anyone interested in solving the cancer conundrum...

“Love Your Sister passes on 100% of all individual donations IN FULL to the country’s best researchers. No skimming, no admin, no bull.”  - Samuel Johnson

It all started with the most absurd dare imaginable. Connie Johnson, young mum of two, was told that she was terminal with breast cancer and to arrange her affairs. Instead, she sent her brother, actor Samuel Johnson (best known as the guy who played ‘Molly’), to ride around the entire country on a unicycle, to personally remind every young mum in the land to check their boobs. Love Your Sister was born.

Samuel kept his promise. After 364 days atop his one-wheeler, over 1000 media calls, 450 community fundraisers and 50 school visits, Samuel finally returned to Federation Square on his unicycle and into Connie’s waiting arms. And the scientists at the Garvan Research Foundation found themselves $1.4M richer.

While Samuel’s insane unicycling adventure is done, Love Your Sister is not. Not while there’s still no cure. Not after Samuel promised the 360,000-strong Love Your Sister Village that he would up the fundraising goal to TEN million dollars. Currently, their total stands just over $7M. There is now a new Breast Cancer Lab at Garvan, headed by the Connie Johnson Fellow, Professor Elgene Lim, and a new national metastatic tissue bank, for all cancers, is rolling out this year.

After his Gold Logie-winning turn as Molly Meldrum for Network Seven, Samuel promptly retired from acting to focus entirely on Love Your Sister’s goal of raising ten million dollars for cancer research. In Samuel’s words, ‘Cancer is the last true riddle of our time (not of our doing) and I wanna be a part of the push to solve it once and for all. I won’t play pretend on telly while science is being muzzled’.

About Real Insurance Sydney Harbour 10k & 5k

The Real Insurance Sydney Harbour 10k and 5k sees over 5000 participants, starting at The Rocks, who run or walk around the sparkling Sydney Harbour. A great training event for Sydneysiders preparing for the winter and spring classics alongside those taking part in their first fun run. The 10k course starts at the historic Sydney Rocks, a one lap loop which hugs the harbour foreshore to ensure spectacular views throughout. The course will travel along Hickson Rd, through Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour, and back into The Rocks to the finish line outside the Overseas Passenger Terminal. The 5k also starts at The Rocks and continues around the edge of Sydney Harbour, under the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge before an out and back section along Hickson Road. Participants will return beneath the Harbour Bridge following the foreshore to the finish line with views of the Sydney Opera House.

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