Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What does G9 stand for?

A: Gold (G) is the color, and September (9th month) is the nationally recognized month for childhood cancer awareness. Together, they make Gold In September, or G9.

Q: What is the history of G9?

A: Gold In September started with the hope of one child. Annie Bartosz of Hartland, Wisconsin, was just 11 years old when her twin brother, Jack, lost his battle with cancer. After traveling the country looking for cures, Annie and her family knew more can and should be done to help win this fight. Read the whole G9 story here.

Q: What is the #growGOLD movement?

A: G9 envisions turning the world gold to unite foundations, organizations, hospitals, and people to raise awareness and funds to change the future of childhood cancer.

Q: How do I start my own fundraiser for G9?

A: G9 encourages everyone to be part of the solution to bringing hope to children with cancer. Visit the Take Action section to learn more about how you can raise funds for G9.

Q: Where is G9 located?

A: G9 is headquartered in southeastern Wisconsin, but helps children throughout the world.

Q: What are donations used for?

A: G9 commits funds to Children’s Oncology Group (COG) as the first private foundation to fund Pediatric MATCH (Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice), a nationwide precision medicine trial in which targeted therapies are used to treat children for whom other therapies have failed. In addition, G9 directly funds early phase clinical trials at G9 Centers of Excellence hospitals across the country that accelerate new, more targeted, and less-toxic therapies for children with cancer.

Q: How much is spent on administrative and fundraising costs?

A: In 2018, administrative expenses were 6% and fundraising expenses 12%, with the remaining 82% used to fund programs and research. View our Donor Report to learn more.

Q: Is my donation tax deductible?

A: Yes! G9 is exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and contributions are tax deductible. G9 is further classified as a public charity.

Q: How do I send in funds we raised?

A: Simply write a check or money order equal to total cash donations, made out to Gold In September, and send it to:

Gold In September Charitable Trust
528D Wells Street
Delafield, WI 53018

Fill out a Donation Form and send in along with your check(s) or money order to ensure we acknowledge you properly. Please do not send cash through the mail.

Q: Will I receive a donation receipt?

A: Yes, all donors receive an acknowledgment letter from us, provided your donation includes a current mailing address and/or email address. Please make checks payable to Gold In September. If the check is part of a group, business, or youth fundraiser, please include the event, business, or school name on the check to ensure it gets credited correctly.

Q: Can my company match donations I give?

A: Yes! Talk with your HR department and ask them to add Gold In September Charitable Trust to the list of non-profit organizations employees may support.

Q: Where can I get the G9 logo?

A: Please contact shelly@goldinseptember.org to receive the correct logo and branding guidelines.

Q: Do you support current families going through childhood cancer treatments?

A: No, the status of G9 as a non-profit charitable trust does not allow us to make contributions to individuals or families. There are other organizations, such as the Coalition Against Childhood Cancer (CAC2), that provide resources for individual families.

Q: Why is Gold In September (G9) not listed on Charity Navigator?

A: A charity must have seven complete years of tax returns before they are eligible to apply for inclusion on Charity Navigator. Founded in 2012, Gold In September (G9) will be eligible to apply in 2019.

Q: How can I get involved?

A: There are many ways to join the fight against childhood cancer. Visit our Take Action section to get started.

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