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August 31, 2017
MLB Celebrates National Childhood Cancer Awareness Day
Gold In September® to be Featured at Milwaukee Brewers “Grow Gold” Game
MILWAUKEE – Gold In September® (G9) will be featured at the Milwaukee Brewers “Grow Gold” game as part of a nationwide effort by Major League Baseball to host a Childhood Cancer Awareness Day nationwide. This game will further the Gold In September® vision to raise awareness and inspire action until every child, everywhere survives cancer. For more information about Gold In September® visit www.goldinseptember.com.
Who: Annie Bartosz – founded Gold In September® in 2012 when she was 11
Sarah Bartosz – Annie’s mom and President of Gold In September®
Eli Hansen – Pewaukee School District kindergarten student battling cancer to throw out the 1st pitch
Local schools kicking off G9 Penny Wars programs
Families and friends supporting childhood cancer awareness
What: Bartosz, a sophomore at Arrowhead High School, created Gold In September® after watching her twin brother, Jack, battle cancer for seven years. With Jack’s passing at the age of ten, Bartosz turned her grief into action. She became determined to turn the world gold in September, with gold and September being the nationally recognized color and month for childhood cancer awareness.
The Brewers and their opponent, the Washington Nationals, will wear gold ribbons on their jerseys to promote the cause. In addition, players will be encouraged to wear gold wristbands as part of their uniforms. Prior to the game, members of Gold In September® will accompany Eli Hansen, a kindergartner in the Pewaukee School District, as he throws out the ceremonial first pitch.
The Brewers Community Foundation will present G9 with a special donation during an on-field ceremony. Following the game and throughout the night, the Brewers will light Miller Park gold to raise awareness of childhood cancer.
When: Friday, September 1, 2017
5:00 pm – Gates open with G9 Penny Wars kiosk hosted by local schools
7:00 pm – “Grow Gold” game time
Where: Miller Park; Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Why: Awareness and funds raised will be used in full to support the mission of Gold In September. Utilizing a noble model of inspiring the world to GROW GOLD, G9’s mission is to increase funding for childhood cancer research and initiatives by growing awareness that inspires action so every child, everywhere survives cancer. G9 directly funds Early Phase Trials, bringing the most advanced and promising treatments to children faster.
Photos and interviews with Sarah Bartosz, Gold In September® President
"We are proud to have the Milwaukee Brewers and the Brewers Community Foundation join us as we Grow Gold and raise awareness of the need to support efforts to eradicate childhood cancer as a major health concern. Through our partnership with national organizations like the Brewers, we are working to help every child everywhere survive cancer and have a future filled with hope and promise.” says Sarah Bartosz, President of G9.
Photos and interviews with Eli Hansen, ceremonial 1st Pitch, and parents
Photos and interviews with top G9 Penny Wars schools
For media credentials, additional information or to pre-schedule interviews, please contact Carol Burns at Gold In September® at firstname.lastname@example.org or (925) 708-0374.