For Immediate Release

Governor Walker Helps Wisconsin #growGOLD With Gold In September®

Milwaukee, WI – Gold In September®  (G9) is excited to announce that Governor Scott Walker 

will present a Proclamation during a public ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, September 8 at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 8915 W. Connell Ct., Wauwatosa, WI.

The Proclamation states that September 2016 is officially Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in the state of Wisconsin. With this signing, Wisconsin joins 22 other states across the nation that are committed to raise awareness of childhood cancer, the leading cause of death by disease in children.

"The support of our state in helping raise awareness about the reality of this horrible disease means so much, not only to our family, but to everyone affected by childhood cancer," said Sarah Bartosz, who tragically lost her son, Jack, to childhood cancer and her husband, John, to the long-term effects of cancer treatments.

“The number one disease killing children in our nation is childhood cancer and every year we see this number increase,” Governor Walker said. “This proclamation encourages our citizens to proudly wear and display gold in solidarity and inspires others to join the fight against childhood cancer. The efforts of Annie and her family are truly inspiring, and I’m proud to join them today to officially proclaim September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month throughout Wisconsin.”

About Gold In September

Annie Bartosz, who founded the childhood cancer non-profit in 2012 when she was only 11, created Gold in September® after watching her twin brother, Jack, battle cancer for seven years. With Jack’s passing, Bartosz turned her grief into action. She was determined to turn the world gold in September, with gold (G) and September (9) being the nationally recognized color and month for childhood cancer awareness, G9 was born. Now 14, Annie remains committed to ensuring the mission and vision of G9 advance nationwide. Visit www.goldinseptember.com for more information.