Giving back

One of the reasons I love being a health and medical writer is because what I do genuinely makes a positive difference to the lives of others.

Another way I actively try to impact the lives of others is by supporting and donating to charities that align with causes I believe in.

I’m not loaded with money, but I like to give back when I can.

Over the years, my business has enabled me to donate to worthy causes including World Wildlife Fund, Laps for Life, breast cancer research, an online auction to raise money for Ukraine, and other one-off fundraising events.

But I’ve never really found a cause to partner with for the long-term, until now.




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Sam’s 1000

The Melbourne Health Writer is a proud Welterweight Champion of Sam’s 1000 – an initiative to help fund Precision Medicine for all cancer patients.

Precision Medicine is medicine that looks at the genetics, environment, and lifestyle of a person, to choose the treatment that will best work for them.

It’s treatment that will work the first time, every time.

The Melbourne Health Writer supports Sam's 1000

Samuel Johnson from Love Your Sister is partnering with 1000 businesses to help provide Precision Medicine for all cancer patients.

This partnership aligns beautifully with my business as I have worked with several cancer organisations over the years. My first full-time job was with the Cancer Council of Victoria, supporting the Women’s Cancer Team. In more recent years as a health and medical writer, I’ve worked with the Melanoma and Skin Cancer Advocacy Network – MSCAN, Cancer Australia, Pancare Foundation, and Ovarian Cancer Australia to create patient resources.

But now I get to help create medicine.

And you can too.

If you want to sign up to be one of Sam’s supporters, I know he’d love that. In fact, he’ll personally give you a call to say “thanks” and will be grateful forever.

Precision Medicine doesn’t have to be a dream.

Here’s a letter from Sam, giving you more information about how you can be involved.

You can also watch the video at the bottom of the page.

Sam and Nerissa