GROW GOLD      

Gold In September® (G9) and the MACC Fund announce collaborative efforts to raise awareness for the color GOLD for childhood cancer

Milwaukee, WI (5/1/2018) – Gold In September® (G9) invites the MACC Fund, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc., to join forces to increase awareness of childhood cancer. One of the goals of this collaboration is to inspire Wisconsin businesses to turn their buildings gold in September, the national month for childhood cancer awareness.  G9, together with the MACC Fund, are reaching out to communities and businesses across Wisconsin to join the efforts to support the fight against childhood cancer.

“G9 believes that every person, everywhere is a strategic partner in the investment of the future of our children and by combining efforts with the MACC Fund, we can make a greater impact for children battling cancer,” said Sarah Bartosz, President of G9.

“The MACC Fund’s commitment to supporting the best research to help children with cancer over four decades has always been enhanced by increasing the awareness of the need for research funding. The MACC Fund is excited to team up with G9 to heighten this awareness to help the children,” said Jon McGlocklin, Co-Founder, and President of the MACC Fund.

Childhood cancer is an urgent health crisis, even for survivors. G9 and the MACC Fund recognize that private funding for global research is a critical path to cures and believe this begins with awareness.

About Gold In September® (G9)

G9 is a national 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. G9 directly funds Early Phase Trials, bringing the newest, most promising treatments to kids faster. Utilizing a noble model of turning the world gold to raise awareness and meet the mission, G9 directly benefits the entire childhood cancer community with gold alliance, resulting in increased funding and support for all childhood cancer initiatives. For more information about Gold In September® visit www.goldinseptember.com.

About the MACC Fund

Since the MACC Fund’s inception in 1976, it has contributed over $62 million to support childhood cancer and blood disorders research conducted in Wisconsin. The MACC Fund supports research conducted at the Medical College of Wisconsin in the MACC Fund Research Center, the MACC Fund Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, in the UW Carbone Cancer Centers MACC Fund Childhood Cancer Research Wing, and the most recently, the Marshfield Clinic! MACC Fund supported research has played a key role in the overall 5-year survival rate rising from 20% in 1976 to 80% today, however, the battle is far from over, and many still relapse and have “late effect” issues which require additional research. To learn more about the MACC Fund, please visit www.maccfund.org.

 

For additional information or to schedule interviews with Sarah Bartosz, G9 President, or Joe Dean, Chief Marketing Officer, the MACC Fund, please contact Carol Burns at Gold In September® at carol@goldinseptember.org or 262-346-5100 ext. 104