Samuel Johnson’s sister Connie was overcome by emotion when she witnessed her brother win his first ever Logie.
The actor picked up the award for Best Actor for his role in Molly and dedicated the win to his terminally ill sister, Connie.
‘My sister is succumbing finally to the perils of cancer after a three decade long tussle and rather than rolling over, she's going out blazing with an attempted world record for the longest line of coins absurdly,’ he said, tearfully.
‘She's putting together a row of coins in the shape of a love heart, hopefully the biggest love heart this country has ever seen, made of 5 cent pieces from cancer families all around the country, with the entire proceeds going directly to scientists and researchers, no skimming, no add anybody.
‘It is only $2.90 for 1m of 5 cent coins. It is being laid in 12 days. On behalf of my beautiful sister.
‘Connie, who I dedicate this award to, I would like to urge any family watching affected by cancer or not to join us in our quest to keep our families safe from the terrors of cancer. Love your sister.org.’
Connie recently made the heartbreaking decision to end her cancer treatment.
The 40-year-old has been battling the disease on and off since the age of 11, and now, after a double mastectomy and gruelling rounds of chemotherapy and radiation, the side effects have become too much for the brave mum-of-two.
Speaking to the Canberra Times, the mum said: 'So that's 10 to 11 years of cancer treatment in a 40-year lifespan and I guess my organs are just saying, "No more. No more".
'Basically, it wasn't my choice. I can't have any more chemo medically. So that's a game changer,' she said.
'I asked what to expect and at some point the tumours will grow back and grow bigger and I'll go into liver failure and I'll sleep a lot. Apparently it's quite peaceful.'
Samuel and Connie – who with just one year between them have been inseparable since childhood – co-founded the charity Love Your Sister, which aims to raise money and raise breast cancer awareness.
And now, Connie hopes to make another one million dollars for breast cancer awareness and research and on May 10th the Big Heart Project.
The campaign has been collecting five cent coins and on the day will use to them to form a giant love heart.
‘This will be my last hurrah,’ said Connie.
Donate to Love Your Sister here.