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Love Your Sister message hits home

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GOLD Logie winning actor Samuel Johnson and his ‘Love Your Sister’ crew visited Seymour on Friday, followed by a fun-filled day at Tallarook Hotel on Sunday.

Mr Johnson was challenged by his sister Connie Johnson to unicycle around Australia after she was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer.

The trip acted as a reminder to women to regularly get their breasts examined.

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As part of the ‘On the Road Again’ tour, Mr Johnson stopped at Seymour’s Wine x Sam, The Royal Hotel and IGA to speak to people about his organisation.

Residents spent the afternoon speaking to Mr Johnson about his campaign, buying merchandise and signing up to get involved in the campaign.

“It’s been great to come home, and to speak to my neighbours about vanquishing cancer so our families can get on with it,” he said.

“Obviously there are a lot of emotions that come with the c-word. Whilst we are prone to having the odd cry, it’s overwhelmingly a process involving joy.”

Mr Johnson then went to Nagambie where the community participated in a communal breast check.

But the highlight for Mr Johnson was returning to his ‘local’ – the Tallarook Hotel – which featured an afternoon of live music, auctions and raffle to raise money for the Tallarook resident’s charity.

The Love Your Sister crew have travelled throughout Queensland and Victoria, but are yet to travel the rest of Australia – their next stop is Sydney.

Mr Johnson has raised $10 million having campaigned at more than 800 community events since the inception of the charity.

“I think our family’s health is very important,” he said.

To get involved and donate to cancer research, visit


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