DELAFIELD, WI – Gold In September is thrilled to announce that local marathoner, wife and mother of three, Kris Bachman raised $10,000 for childhood cancer research, whiling she trained for and competing in the 123rd Boston Marathon. Bachman finished in the top 1/3 in the field of 30,000 with a time of 3:33:26.
Bachman, who has competed in, and finished, three other marathons, decided to dedicate her miles to childhood cancer after she was profoundly impacted by the story of Sarah Bartosz, President of Gold In September (G9) who lost her son, Jack to childhood cancer in 2016, and her husband, John to the side effects of his cancer treatment in 2016. “Knowing all that Sarah and her family endured lit a fire in me to do something to help in the fight,” Bachman recalled.
When she qualified for Boston after running the Wisconsin Marathon in 2018, Bachman she knew it was her opportunity to do something more. And, despite the less than ideal training conditions during the winter of 2019, she pressed on every day. “I needed to make the miles I was putting in matter so I kept on pushing forward.” This perseverance encompassed both her training as well as her fundraising efforts. “What I did was so little in comparison to what families facing a childhood cancer diagnosis endure each day.”
While Bachman used her passion for running to join Gold In September in raising funds and awareness for childhood cancer, she knows that it takes everyone doing their part to put an end to the disease. “I am just one person doing one little thing to help with the fight to find cures. But that’s what it takes, everyone doing a small part to make a big difference,” Bachman reflects.
What is next for Bachman? “I am taking some time to recover and just run for the joy of it. But I will always and forever dedicate my miles to growing gold and raising awareness for childhood cancer research,” she concludes.
About Gold In September® (G9) G9 is a childhood cancer non-profit dedicated to growing awareness, inspiring action, and funding childhood cancer research. 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 every child, everywhere. For more information about Gold In September® visit goldinseptember.org.