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 …

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 …

Kindful + Beat Nb

Kindful + Beat Nb

It was an honor to spend some time with the Kindful crew in Tampa a few weeks ago. Yes, this is a video talking about donor management software… but it’s more about sharing a piece of our story. And ultimately, it’s how we’re working to beat cancer for kids like Emmy. Kindful featured Beat Nb on their website as well, …

The Things and Memories We Pack

In June of 2005 my husband John and our two children, Jack and Annie, moved into our brand-new home in Hartland, Wisconsin. It was the home in which we had planned to raise and expand our family creating decades of happy memories. I had visions of pulling lovingly cared for things out of the basement to be shared with grandchildren …

How do You Run a Marathon? …One Mile at a Time.

How can I support G9? It is a question I hear regularly. And as diverse as the individuals asking the question are the answers that can be provided. The obvious response to the question is donate. However, as individuals with talents and skills that are distinctively our own, there is something empowering when we each use our unique abilities to …

CLASSIC 8 GIRLS LACROSSE TEAMS UP WITH GOLD IN SEPTEMBER TO FIGHT CHILDHOOD CANCER

11 Programs Join Forces Off the Field DELAFIELD, WI – Gold In September (G9) is pleased to announce the support of 11 girl’s lacrosse programs within the Classic 8 Conference. The initiative, which is called LACROSSE vs. CANCER – Teaming Up to Fight Childhood Cancer, has a goal of raising $40,000 this season. Schumacher was overwhelmed by the support of …

RUNNER SEEKS TO HELP GOLD IN SEPTEMBER (G9) RAISE $26,200 FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER

Running Boston While Helping Fund Childhood Cancer Research Efforts DELAFIELD, WI – Gold In September is thrilled to announce that local marathoner, wife and mother of three, Kris Bachman, will run the  123rd Boston Marathon on April 15, while raising funds for childhood cancer research. The goal Bachman has set for herself is $1,000 for each mile of her marathon …

Fighting Cancer – You are More Than a COG in a Wheel

Definition: ‘cog’ in the wheel – one who hold a minor but necessary post in a large organization; a small member of a larger organization or system The Children’s Oncology Group (COG) held their annual Spring meeting last week in Denver. And in spite of a blizzard bomb cyclone threatened to disrupt the efforts of many coming together to fight …

Grief is Not a Four Letter Word

I have been thinking a lot about the idea of mourning and grief as I read and hear countless apologies from people who feel the need to first express guilt or provide warning before being able to honestly express feelings about this most fragile emotion. Grief is not something our society is willing to readily embrace and openly discuss. For …

How Will You Answer the Call-to-Action?

The 4% statistic regarding the investment of government funding into childhood cancer research has long been a rallying cry for pediatric cancer advocates nationwide. The number has served as a catalyst for countless conversations and strategies. However, these 4 pennies on the dollar are also cause for outrage and frustration among those searching for cures with limited funds. The proposed …