Charlotte Foster

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Olivia Newton-John's touching birthday wish

Olivia Newton-John's touching birthday wish

Olivia Newton-John has revealed what she wants for her birthday present when she turns 73 in September.

Speaking to Natalie Barr and Matt Doran on Sunrise, The Australian icon said she would like her fans to take part in her Walk for Wellness that happens once a year. 

The annual event is aimed at raising money for the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre to fund "evidence-based wellness therapies". 

“My birthday wish is that we raise a lot of money and we help a lot of people,” she said.

“The idea is to get a group of your friends together and just walk and raise some money.”

Due to the pandemic, the Walk For Wellness will take on a digital form, allowing everyone to take part no matter where they are around the world.

Donations will fund programs such as yoga, meditation, acupuncture and art therapy at her Cancer Wellness & Research Centre to help “ease the side effects of cancer treatment and support people with cancer emotionally, spiritually and physically.”

Olivia explained her personal experience with these opportunities and how they helped her through her cancer journey. 

“I was in the hospital a couple of years ago and got to experience all of these programs in my room and it made a huge difference to me.”

“It keeps you positive and in a great space,” she explained

The event will be held on the 26th of September, to coincide with Olivia’s 73rd birthday, with the six people who donate the most to win a “virtual tea party” with the star.

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