Following Samuel Johnson’s emotional wins at the 2017 TV Week Logie Awards, TV Week is partnering with his Love Your Sister charity to support The Big Heart Project.
The campaign aims to break the world record for the longest line of five-cent pieces by laying a line of coins more than 75.24 kilometres long – the current record held by a town in Austria – in the shape of a giant heart.
The actor used his TV Week Logie acceptance speech to express his love for his sister Connie, who has terminal cancer, and to promote her wish to break a world record.
Sam and Connie founded Love Your Sister to raise awareness of cancer and gain support for cancer research. Although Sam has temporarily retired from acting, he’s pledged to continue raising funds until the target of $10 million is reached. It currently stands at just more than $4 million.
To break the record on Wednesday May 10 Connie needs to collect 3.951 million five-cent coins. She will lay them in the shape of a huge love heart at the netball courts in Lyneham in Canberra.
To help Connie break her world record attempt, visit: loveyoursister.org.
More details about Love Your Sister and The Big Heart Project are in the latest issue of TV Week on sale today.