Saturday, September 14, 2013

Olivia Newton-John sings acoustic "Physical" at 2013 Wellness Walk

Speaking of health and wellness, how fantastic does Olivia look?

Via Vimeo:

Singing sensation Olivia Newton-John got physical and donned her exercise gear to take part in an event to raise money for a hospital named in her honour.

Attending the event with her husband, John Easterling, Newton-John led a wellness walk through the streets of Ivanhoe on Sunday to raise money for the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in Heidelberg, in Melbourne.

Addressing the crowd, Newton-John said support from friends and family helped her battle breast cancer in 1992.

"It's important to support a person suffering from cancer with wellness. It does more than just treating cancer, it's about providing care for the whole person body, mind and spirit," Newton-John said.

"It shows people that there is a way to wellness through cancer. It is an amazing feeling to see a dream become a reality. This is the start of something wonderful."

Newton-John performed her hit song Physical, to a sea of cheering fans dressed in green t-shirts marking the start of the 4km walk to the wellness centre.

Mayor Wayne Phillips said it was an honour to host the "down-to-earth megastar".

"To have a person like Olivia so committed after her own troubles is just fantastic," Mr Phillips said.

Newton-John cut a GREEN (not pink) ribbon to open the wellness walk and afterwards planted a remembrance pinwheel at the centre.

By the way, here's the pic Olivia took from the stage of the crowd.  Click on the pic to enlarge and get a sense of how big it really was:

And here's Olivia crossing the Wellness Walk finish line:

Photos and Videos By Carbie ©

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