Samuel Johnson OAM

 09-May-2018

Events detail

 

 

WEDNESDAY 9TH May 2018

5:45pm at Rich River Golf Club
FREE to MBN members | $90 for non-members
Dinner provided | Drinks at bar prices


 
Samuel Johnson OAM has been working in the entertainment industry for over
20 years as an actor, radio presenter, voiceover artist and philanthropist.

Samuel has appeared in several popular Australian fi lms and recently graced our
television screen as Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum for which he won the 2017 Gold Logie.

Among his many accolades are the 2015 Research Australia Advocacy Award
which he shares with his sister Connie, a Medal of the Order of Australia
(OAM) which he received in 2016 for his services to cancer research
and is currently the 2018 Victorian Australian of the Year.

In 2013 he raised close to $2 million dollars for cancer research
and set a new Guinness World Record for most distance travelled
on a unicycle, whilst keeping his promise to his sister Connie that
he would spread her message of breast cancer awareness.

In October 2014 Sam, along with his sister, became a published
author releasing their fi rst book titled Love Your Sister with the
book receiving a nomination for Best Biography at the
ABIA Awards.

Since hoping off the unicycle, the Love Your Sister organisation
is still going strong. The current challenge is to raise $10 million
dollars for cancer research having already raised over
$4 million dollars. Samuel won’t stop raising awareness until
cancer is vanquished. www.loveyoursister.org