Olivia Newton-John has a career spanning over five decades with more than 100 million albums sold. Her successes include four Grammys, numerous Country Music, American Music, Billboard and People’s Choice Awards, an Emmy Award, ten #1 hits, and more than 15 top 10 singles. In 1992, Olivia was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her personal journey with cancer led her to create the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre (ONJCWRC) in her hometown of Melbourne, Australia. After nearly ten years of fundraising close to $200 million, the ONJCWRC opened its doors in 2012. The Centre provides a comprehensive range of services and facilities for cancer treatment, education, training, and research as well as a dedicated wellness center (ONJCancerCentre.org).
In 2017 Olivia revealed the very personal news that her breast cancer had returned and metastasized to her sacrum. This year Olivia released her deeply personal, best-selling memoir, “Don’t Stop Believin’,” and it debuted at #12 on the New York Times Bestseller list. The book tells Olivia’s story for the first time in her own words and is a must-read. Listen in to this episode to hear more from Olivia about her journey, her amazing cancer wellness research centre and the advice to never stop “believin'”.
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Here are some highlights from this Podcast:
(3:37) – The initial diagnosis
(8:38) – The journey
(14:28) – The cancer triggers
(20:29) – The healing