'Gold in September' helps give hope to children with cancer
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PEWAUKEE - As balloons sailed towards the heavens, parents and teachers hoped the message reached those on the ground.
Students at St. Anthony's gathered this morning to remember Jack Bartosz, a sixth grader who lost his bout with cancer. Bartosz's twin sister, Annie, currently leads a campaign called "Gold in September" to raise money and awareness for child cancer research.
Inspired by that challenge, everyone at school wore gold colors and students released a hundred gold balloons into the sky.
"What my daughter and my family has found is a lot of foundations a photo of a bald child as a message. That's a sad message," says John Bartosz, Annie and Jack's father.
"We want 'Gold in September' to be a positive. Sympathy is one thing, but to get people inspired is something else."
Gold in September festivities continue later this week when the students make blankets for kids in Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.