The community can get to know 2018 Golden Logie winner and Victorian Australian of the Year actor Samuel Johnson as he hosts ‘An Evening with Samuel Johnson’ in Torquay as part of the fundraising campaign of her cancer charity Love Your Sister.

On the July 1 talk show at Torquay Surf Life Saving Club, Johnson will highlight the emotional challenges and triumphs of his journey to founding the charity with his late sister Connie, who died tragically of the disease in 2017 .

Johnson will ask individuals and businesses to join him in his commitment to improving access to lifesaving precision medicine for all cancer patients, regardless of income or where they live.

“Being a Victorian I know Torquay very well and have loved coming to the area since I was quite young,” Johnson said.

“We want to spread the message that precision medicine and life-saving treatments are available to everyone, especially those outside of major cities.”

Johnson spoke about the damning statistic that only 4% of cancer patients are currently on precision medicine, all of whom live in major cities and all of whom are in clinical trials.

The 2018 Victorian Australian of the Year said that if his own sister Connie had had access to precision medicine 10 years ago, she might have survived.

Johnson pictured with his late sister Connie, showing off the unicycle the Victorian Australian of the Year rode in Australia. Photo: SUPPLIED

“We have the potential to deliver precision medicine, but the access just isn’t there for everyone.

“I’m trying to do what the scientific community told me to do and communicate to everyone that if we know precision medicine exists, then we want it now.”

Since its inception in 2012, Love Your Sister has raised over $15 million for medical cancer research with millions of Australians committed to beating cancer through hard science and the best new technology.

The charity currently supports various cancer researchers across the country including the Connie Johnson Breast Cancer Research Laboratory, Macquarie University Cancer Biobank, Olivia Newton Cancer Research Institute -John and many others.

“An Evening with Samuel Johnson” will also delve into his massive 364-day, 16,000-mile ride on a unicycle to raise money for charity, giving listeners a fun glimpse into eating a hunter alive, jumping elastic with his unicycle, kissing a rainbow trout and riding a deer, all to collect donations.

“I’ve proven that I’ll stop at nothing for a donation and in doing so I’ve faced a lot of my fears,” Johnson said.

“I guarantee the most foul language possible at night. It will certainly be absurd, hilarious and of course heartfelt. There are dirty showbiz threads as well as personal stories that will blow your mind.

Johnson will talk at length about his 364-day unicycle ride to raise money for Love Your Sister. Photo: SUPPLIED

All proceeds from the evening will go directly to the charity, with no skimming or admin.

“We forge our own path and pass on 100% of everything that comes back directly to research,” Johnson said.

“We have set huge goals for the future and by realizing and working towards precision medicine, we can really make a difference.

“Attitude is super important; I will work as hard as I can and would rather die trying to make a difference.

“I want Torquay to go away like a frog in a sock because the Surf Coast means a lot to us.”

For any donation, Love Your Sister donates 100% of its profits to scientific research.

The event starts at 6.30pm at Torquay SLSC on July 1.

To see full event details or to get involved and donate to Love Your Sister, go to