G9 is inspiring the world to #growGOLD far and wide to raise awareness and give optimism to every child, everywhere until better cures for cancer are found. Growing gold shows the world you want to do something about the future of survival for all kids diagnosed with cancer.
We are all impacted by childhood cancer. We are the teachers of students diagnosed, the friends of those diagnosed, the wives and co-workers of adult childhood cancer survivors, the siblings, the parents, the doctors, the coaches, the grandparents, or the community leaders. Together, we can change the future of childhood cancer as we inspire the world to #growGOLD for childhood cancer, this September, and every month of the year.
Here are a some of the ways G9 and its supporters helped #growGOLD in September of 2018:
MLB Gold Game
Miller Park turned GOLD on September 15th. Northwestern Mutual, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Aurora Health Care, West Bend Mutual and the Brewers will came together for a Childhood Cancer Awareness Game supporting G9, the MACC Fund and the American Cancer Society. The work G9 spearheaded 4 years ago came to fruition with a visual gold out display of support for children with cancer. Read the story behind the inspiration.
Light Up Gold
G9 joined forces with the MACC Fund to inspire communities across Wisconsin to join the efforts to increase awareness and support for childhood cancer research. One of the goals of this collaboration was to encourage Wisconsin businesses to Light Up their buildings gold in September, the national month for childhood cancer awareness. Several businesses turned their buildings gold in September, including: Northwestern Mutual, Miller Park, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, We Energies, U.S. Bank, Amerilux, Wisconsin Herd, Marquette Interchange and more are joining daily
G9 Ironman Wisconsin
The Ironman Triathlon is considered one of the most difficult one-day sporting events. On September 9th, Ironman Wisconsin took place in Madison. Through a partnership with Extreme Endurance, there were 16 athletes, 6 of which were Ironman first-timers, participating in the event and raising money for G9 while wearing G9 logo athletic gear.
AHS Gold Out football game
Arrowhead High School hosted a “gold out” at the varsity football game Friday, September 14th, against Waukesha South High School. To kick off the game, Gold in September founder, Annie Bartosz, spoke about what it means to #growGOLD. The event featured a Miracle Minute to raise money for G9 and a photo booth to promote social awareness of the #growGOLD message.
Aurora Bake Sale
The Aurora Wilkinson Clinic in Hartland WI, held its 7th annual one-of-a-kind bake sale on September 7th! All items were home-baked and donated to raise funds for G9. The Aurora employees are proud to support G9 and its efforts to fund pediatric cancer research and clinical trials that help children all around the country. The event raised more than $4,100.