A Rush to GOLD

When my daughter Annie envisioned the idea for Gold In September, she saw a world that turned pink in October and stopped shaving in November in the spirit of raising awareness. She had a vision that one day, the same would be true with the color gold for kids. It was a simple goal: awareness. As we settle into Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 2019, [...]

2019-09-18T14:27:03-05:00September 12th, 2019|Blog, Sarah Bartosz|

I Spy . . . Hope

Last week I was humbled to be one of the keynote speakers at Pediatrics 2040 (Peds2040). The event was the annual meeting of the international Society for Pediatric Innovation or iSPI. Below is the transcript from my presentation. It provides the culmination of my journey as well as Gold In September's vision as we continue to innovate, collaborate, and grow GOLDEN awareness and funding so that every child, [...]

2019-08-29T12:52:55-05:00August 29th, 2019|Blog, Sarah Bartosz|

Struggling to Fit In – The Plight of AYA Cancer Patients

Since 2005, when my son Jack was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, I have stood on the platform of awareness and research to help find and fund cures for childhood cancer. It is a platform my family certainly didn’t willingly ask to stand on . . . but as my late husband John so thoughtfully said time and time again, “if not us, then who?” Unfortunately, [...]

2019-08-08T15:00:22-05:00August 8th, 2019|Blog, Sarah Bartosz|

The Cost of Being a Survivor

Survivor(n): a person who continues to function or prosper in spite of opposition, hardship, or setbacks. The ultimate goal of every family enduring a childhood cancer diagnosis is survival. No brainer, right? Every parent who has a child battling cancer longs for nothing more than to proclaim their child is one of the 80% who survived this horrible disease and gets to “ring the [...]

2019-07-11T14:22:50-05:00July 11th, 2019|Blog, Sarah Bartosz|

The Power of Collaboration – Lessons Learned at CAC2

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." – Helen Keller Collaboration is a common buzzword spoken frequently in forward-thinking businesses and organizations. It is the understanding that the sum of everyone’s collective efforts provides a far better end result. In the fight against childhood cancer, there are many organizations that are inter-connected as we work together to fundraise [...]

2019-07-11T14:01:30-05:00June 26th, 2019|Blog, Sarah Bartosz|

Living In the Moments of Life’s Transitions

“A lot can be told from what happens in between the main moments.” – Annie Leibovitz June is upon us…and with it comes a flurry of activity. Children move on from one grade to the next, graduation ceremonies usher in the next phase for young adults, marriages mark new chapters for couples in love, and this month brings with it the longest, lightest days [...]

2019-07-29T10:59:25-05:00June 10th, 2019|Blog, Blogs, Sarah Bartosz|

Celebrating the Both/And this Memorial Day

“... for there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” William Shakespeare This coming Monday our nation will celebrate Memorial Day. This day has become synonymous with family picnics and time off. But for the families missing a loved one who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, the day must be both a welcome day of remembrance and a heartbreaking reminder of what [...]

2019-05-23T14:06:23-05:00May 23rd, 2019|Blog, Sarah Bartosz|

Celebrating Motherhood

Sometimes the strength of motherhood is stronger than natural laws. – Barbara Kingsolver This Sunday we celebrate motherhood. For some it is a day of great joy and happiness and for others, those who have lost a child or those who are longing to become a mother, it can be very difficult. No matter your story, each of us here on earth has a [...]

2019-05-15T12:44:15-05:00May 9th, 2019|Blog, Sarah Bartosz|