Tribute: Olivia Newton-John
Sandra C. Ruckdeschel
Olivia Newton-John burst onto the scene in the 1970s as Sandy in the smash movie-musical "Grease." As a musician, her numerous top ten hits included the 80's aerobic anthem "Physical" and the title track to "Twist of Fate." Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, Olivia worked tirelessly to bring awareness and education to an illness afflicting millions. Her second round of breast cancer in 2013 led Olivia to privately try natural medicine. Diagnosed with the disease again in 2018, Olivia and her foundation have actively pioneered ways to battle the disease and its often-painful symptoms. Her spirit and desire to help others never waned through it all, making her a true female force.