She’s danced her way into our living rooms, sung her way into our karaoke song list and over the years become a much loved Aussie icon. But most recently, she has shown a great deal of courage since her first breast cancer diagnosis in 1992 – another reason for the place she now holds in our hearts. Now, after going through a recent relapse, Olivia Newton-John is once again turning her energy towards a healthy solution for cancer.
This week, Olivia launched the We Go Together campaign, aiming to raise $1 million for The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre (ONJ Centre) in Melbourne, with the funds enabling the centre to continue providing medical treatments and work on ground-breaking research for cancer patients.
The campaign is calling on people to donate money, and if they wish, share a video message of strength and courage for those battling cancer, nominating others to participate.
While Olivia has kept her recent treatment private, she released the video statement (above) saying she is ‘feeling great’ and thanking everyone who sent messages of support over recent months.
“I’m feeling great and looking forward to returning to Melbourne for these two very special fundraisers for the ONJ Centre – they are very close to my heart. We have some incredible talent and friends of mine lined up to perform at the Gala – it will be a spectacular evening,” said Olivia.
“With more than 200 clinical trials in progress, the ONJ Centre provides access for patients to new, breakthrough therapies, so it’s crucial that we raise as much money as we can through both events and our We Go Together campaign. If ‘We Go Together’, we can win over cancer and raise $1 million for the ONJ Centre this year”.
Find out how you can get involved in supporting the centre at onjcancercentre.org