THE GOOD FIGHT: Ian and Christine Robins, Samuel Johnson and Peta Gow are taking positive steps to fight cancer.
THE GOOD FIGHT: Ian and Christine Robins, Samuel Johnson and Peta Gow are taking positive steps to fight cancer. Ella Archibald-Binge

A great team hits the road

THEY may come from all walks of life, but when it comes to fighting cancer, Ian and Christine Robins, Samuel Johnson and Peta Gow are all stepping (or unicyling) in the same direction.

Amid the flurry of activity that surrounded Samuel Johnson's visit to Stanthorpe, a special quartet came together.

The four were united by a shared mission - hitting the road to fight cancer.

Peta Gow has just returned from the Walk to End Women's Cancer, Samuel Johnson is nearing the end of a 15,000km unicycle trek around the country, and Christine is about to embark on her own 16,000km fundraising walk, accompanied by husband Ian.

Samuel said the Robins were in for a tough but incredibly rewarding experience.

"You learn where your limits are and you've got to push through those thresholds," he said.

"You'd be surprised how resilient the human body is. It's the most exciting thing I've ever done."

Samuel said his choice of transport was a key factor in his $902,000 fundraising efforts to date.

"If we wanted to raise $1 million we had to find something unique. It was either that or a pogo stick.

"I think we made the right choice."

The Australian actor has covered more than 11,200km with an important message: "Don't fall into the booby trap - be breast aware".

"My sister knew something was wrong. She didn't act and she's paying the ultimate price," Samuel said.

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