September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and the Delafield-based G9 is poised to present more important work. G9 stands for "Gold in September," combining the national color for pediatric cancer and the month of September.
G9 is a childhood cancer non-profit dedicated to increasing funding for childhood cancer research and initiatives by growing awareness that inspires action to help "every child, everywhere."
The concept for the G9 was created by a then-11-year-old girl from Hartland named Annie Bartosz whose twin brother was battling cancer. Annie saw the nation turn pink in October for Breast Cancer and became determined to turn the world "Gold In September" for kids battling cancer.
"You canâ€™t win the fight against this awful disease with just the people who are trying to fight it, thatâ€™s like trying to win a war with only the wounded," says Annie, who is now 14.
On Tuesday, Sept. 20, "The G9 Golden Celebration" will celebrate and recognize the leaders, locally and nationally, coming together to change the future of childhood cancer. The event will take place at The Grain Exchange, 225 E. Michigan St.
The event will include James Beard Foundation Award-winning chefs, the first-ever G9 Excellence Award and co-chairs Elizabeth Brenner, Steve Ostrofsky, Barri and Dave Drury, and Tricia and John Shinners.
Childhood cancer is an urgent health crisis â€“ it is the number one disease killer of kids in the United States â€“ and through global research, strategic partners and an altruistic and innovative approach, G9 works to be a catalyst for change.
G9 directly funds "Early Phase Trials," which bring new and promising treatments to kids faster. The organization also provides funding for global research, fundraising programs, effective marketing, family support services and more.
For more information about "The G9 Golden Celebration" go here.
No Talkbacks for this article.
Post your comment/review now
Disclaimer: Please note that Facebook comments are posted through Facebook and cannot be approved, edited or declined by OnMilwaukee.com. The opinions expressed in Facebook comments do not necessarily reflect those of OnMilwaukee.com or its staff.
Recent Articles & Blogs by Molly Snyder
Published Sept. 16, 2019
Stack'd Burger bar is stoked to have provided a decade of service to Milwaukee and in appreciation offers flashback prices and extended happy hour specials.
Published Sept. 14, 2019
Hard seltzer is hot hot hot, but some of us are still smitten with plain ol' LaCroix.
Published Sept. 13, 2019
You've seen dogs on patios, but how about Barnes and Noble or any of these other places you'd never suspect are dog-friendly?
Published Sept. 10, 2019
Stop by Muse Brews at the Newaukee Night Market on Wednesday, Sept. 11. for a sample of kombucha and decide for yourself if it's a go or a no.
Published Sept. 9, 2019
When Adia Green and her two sons participate in the 2019 Greater Milwaukee Heart & Stroke Walk/5K Run later this month, they'll celebrate not one but two of their family members' lives.
Published Sept. 9, 2019
Fallen officer Matthew Ritnner's name will soon be added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall in D.C. and to contribute to travel expenses for Rittner's family and cow-workers, Uncle Buck's will host a fundraiser during the Packers game.
Published Sept. 6, 2019
It's been a few years since Milwaukee had a locally-based cloth diaper service, but as of the end of August, the option returned when Abigail Austin launched Wholesome Diaper Co.
Published Sept. 4, 2019
The timing of a coffee bar and a pie shop opening simultaneously is impeccable, and it's happening soon at Crossroads Collective.
Published Aug. 30, 2019
Experts and animal enthusiasts speculate the reason that Wisconsin has a surplus of rescues is because - generally speaking - attitudes towards pets are different here. But there are other reasons, too.
Published Aug. 28, 2019
It's National Cherry Turnovers Day, enough of a reason for us to declare that pie is simply better than cake. Fight us.