Gold Iin September® (G9) donates $500,000 to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Gift will support pediatric neuro-oncology research

MILWAUKEE (1/30/2018) – Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has received the first-ever $500,000 Iimpact Grant from the Gold Iin September® (G9) Charitable Trust, a childhood cancer foundation non-profit dedicated to increasing awareness and funding for childhood cancer research. The G9 Impact Grant will support the development of a Pediatric Glioma Research Program that will focus on basic and translational research initiatives with the ultimate goal of developing new therapies for children with brain tumors.

G9 is one of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s most committed allies dedicated to supporting Children’s MACC Fund Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders to help raise awareness and inspire action for childhood cancer initiatives. The G9 foundation was founded by Annie Bartosz, in honor of her twin brother Jack Bartosz, who died at age 10 in 2012 from cancer2012 following the death of her twin brother to childhood cancer. After witnessing the devastation the disease had on her family and the other families from around the world she met, Annie became determined to turn the world gold until every child, everywhere survives and thrives following a cancer diagnosis. Since its creation, the foundationG9 has worked to raise awareness of gold (G) and September (9), the designated color and month for childhood cancer, as well asnd advance research initiatives to find safer and more effective cures for pediatric cancer patients in the state of Wisconsin and across the country.

“It is with great pride that the first-ever G9 Impact Grant be awarded to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. As G9 aims to grow golden hope far and wide for children and families facing a childhood cancer diagnosis, we are proud that the roots of our mission are firmly planted in Wisconsin,” said Sarah Bartosz, President of Gold In September®.

“G9 is truly an agent of change in the area of childhood cancer,” said Peggy Troy, CEO of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. “Children’s is committed to discovery and innovation, and we rely on support from partners like G9 to advance this research and find safer and more effective cures for children in the state of Wisconsin and across the country. We are grateful for the opportunity to work together and impact the lives of countless kids and families.”

The G9 Neuro-Oncology Research Fund at Children’s MACC Fund CenterImpact Grant will support and expand basic and translational research efforts in pediatric neuro-oncology, resulting in improved access to pediatric neuro-oncology clinical trials for patients at Children’s Hospital of WisconsinWisconsin families and, improved survival outcomes for patients .and a better understanding of the disease process.

 

About Gold In September® (G9)

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. 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 Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is the region’s only independent health care system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. The hospital, with locations in Milwaukee and Neenah, Wisconsin, is recognized as one of the leading pediatric health care centers in the United States. It is ranked in all 10 specialty areas in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 Best Children’s Hospitals report. Children’s provides primary care, specialty care, urgent care, emergency care, community health services, foster and adoption services, child and family counseling, child advocacy services and family resource centers. In 2015, Children’s invested more than $115 million in the community to improve the health status of children through medical care, advocacy, education and pediatric medical research. Children’s achieves its mission in part through donations from individuals, corporations and foundations and is proud to be a member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. For more information, visit the website at chw.org.

 

For additional information or to schedule interviews with Sarah Bartosz, President, please contact Carol Burns at Gold In September® at carol@goldinseptember.org or (925) 708-0374.