FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                   
September 12, 2017
CONTACT: Rep. Jim Steineke                                                                             
(608) 266-2401

Hartland Teen to be Recognized as WI Assembly ‘Hometown Hero’

MADISON – The Wisconsin State Assembly will recognize Annie Bartosz from Hartland, Wisconsin as a “Hometown Hero” at the upcoming Assembly session on September 14th.  

Bartosz was nominated by her State Representative, Cindi Duchow (R-Delafield), for her activism in creating awareness for children battling cancer. Shortly after her twin brother, Jack, passed away from neuroblastoma, Bartosz founded Gold in September (G9) at just 11 years old. G9 aims to turn the world gold (G) for National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September (9) to raise awareness and encourage people to take action to combat childhood cancer.

G9 has become a national campaign, garnering the support of Packers players like Aaron Rodgers and raising over $1 million in 2016 alone. Bartosz was the recipient of the Women & Girls Fund of Waukesha County “Young Woman of Tomorrow” Award in 2017.

The Wisconsin State Assembly sees giving back to the community as one of the most valuable characteristics one can have. The Assembly Hometown Heroes program seeks to identify and recognize individuals from around the state who give of themselves to make a difference in our communities and in the lives of those around them. Hometown Hero Award winners are invited and introduced as a special guest at an Assembly floor session and given the opportunity to speak.