Sam's sea of pink

It was a sea of pink at Jindabyne Central School (JCS) this week as hundreds of children came to school dressed head to toe in pink to support TV star Samuel Johnson's goal of raising money and awareness for breast cancer.

The Secret Life of Us star will arrive in Jindabyne tomorrow (Friday) where he will be met by JCS students ready to present him with hundreds of dollars raised through Pink Day.

Year Six JCS students came up with the idea of holding a Pink Day at school and asking each child to bring a gold coin donation to help Johnson's cause. After receiving news that his sister Connie Johnson, from Canberra, was terminally ill with breast cancer, Samuel Johnson set off in February on a 15,000 kilometre journey around Australia on a unicycle with a goal to raise $1 million for the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.

By the time he reaches Jindabyne on Friday Johnson will have travelled more than 13,000 kilometres on his unicycle and raised almost $1,150,000.

He will also be a step closer to breaking the Guinness World Record for the longest journey on a unicycle.

Johnson, whose campaign is called Love Your Sister, is due to arrive at Nugget's Crossing at 10am on Friday.

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