Recently in Canberra there was an incredible fund raising campaign called “Love Your Sister”. I hope you heard about it in the media. Connie Johnson is dying from cancer and her brother Samuel is committed to raising funds for cancer research. As a result there have been some creative ventures to raise money for cancer research, including Samuel riding a unicycle around Australia!

Recently in Canberra there was an incredible fund raising campaign called “Love Your Sister”. I hope you heard about it in the media. Connie Johnson is dying from cancer and her brother Samuel is committed to raising funds for cancer research. As a result there have been some creative ventures to raise money for cancer research, including Samuel riding a unicycle around Australia!

What is unique about the current campaign is that they focused on gathering 5c pieces. Yes, just 5c coins. All the collected coins were placed in a huge heart shape in keeping with the “Love Your Sister” focus.

By gathering 5c coins they raised a massive $2 million dollars.

How incredible!

There is a project with a similar philosophy underway involving Catholic Women. It is a mentoring project. It aims to bring women together to support each other to reach their potential. By bringing together all the ‘5c coins’ of our individual efforts, the project aims to build the skills, confidence and networks of Australian Catholic women and increase their capacity to use their gifts and talents for the Australian Church and Australian society.

By the time you are reading this the launch will have been held on May 20 in Sydney, but other events will be held around the nation to publicise the program and to make it available as widely as possible.

If thousands of 5c coins can raise $2 million dollars for cancer research, what will hundreds of hours of women supporting and encouraging each other achieve?

You can sign up to be part of this wonderful venture. Please join us. Be part of doing something wonderful for your sisters in the Church. (If I was into # it might become #loveyoursisters!!)