BCNA News 11 Sep 2017
Vale Connie Johnson OAM
Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) is saddened to hear of the death of Love Your Sister founder and tireless breast cancer advocate Connie Johnson.
After learning of her metastatic breast cancer diagnosis in 2010, Connie and her brother, actor Samuel Johnson, created breast cancer charity Love Your Sister.
Over the years, Sam and Connie have held a number of unique fundraising events, including Sam’s ride around Australia on a unicycle and Connie’s Big Heart Project – where more than $2.5 million in five cent coins were laid out to form a heart at the Lyneham Netball Courts in Connie’s home town of Canberra.
Since its conception, Love Your Sister has raised more than $5.6 million dollars for The Connie Johnson Breast Cancer Research Group at the Garvan Research Foundation.
A day before her death, Connie’s considerable advocacy efforts were recognised in her appointment as a Member of the Order of Australia.
BCNA recognises and honours Connie’s substantial contribution to breast cancer research and awareness. We extend our condolences to Connie’s family and friends, as well as her thousands of supporters, at this sad time.