“GO home and tell your mum to check her boobies”.
Actor Samuel Johnson had 350 Orange Public School children in fits of laughter as he explained why it was important women check their breasts for lumps.
“No kid should ever have to lose their mum,” he said.
Mr Johnson’s sister Connie was diagnosed terminally ill with cancer and the news provided him with the motivation he needed to try and raise $1 million dollars for cancer research.
He decided to ride 15,000 kilometres around the country on a unicycle to raise the funds and awareness of healthy practices to avoid being diagnosed with the disease.
When he pulled up at Orange Public School on Friday morning he had ridden 10,600 kilometres from his starting point in Melbourne.
He had also raised more than $900,000.
His sister Connie has two children under eight and doesn’t have much time left.
“You can help save mums from being taken away from their kids, unfortunately my sister isn’t going to make it but if your mum finds a lump early then there’s a better chance she won’t get as sick,” he told the students.
Mr Johnson said he knows the trip to break the Guinness World Record for the longest journey on a unicycle and at the same time raise one million dollars sounds insane but so far he has not had any disappointments, injuries or major delays.
He jumped on the unicycle the day these primary school children started school this year, 243 days ago and he will not stop riding until the day these primary school children start school next year.
He walks a little bit like a jockey because he has had the unicycle between his legs for so long but the pain is nothing “compared to what it must be like to go through chemotherapy”.
He rides about 80 to 100 kilometres a day and left the school to continue on his trek with Wellington being the next stop.
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