"Join the fight:" Gov. Walker declares September "Childhood Cancer Awareness Month"

MILWAUKEE -- Governor Scott Walker on Thursday, September 8th officially declared the month of September "Childhood Cancer Awareness Month."

Governor Walker, at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin presented the proclamation to hospital staff and representatives of G9 or Gold in September.

The non-profit organization is dedicated to supporting children dealing with cancer and their families.

“The number one disease killing children in our nation is childhood cancer and every year we see this number increase,” Governor Walker said in a statement.“This proclamation encourages our citizens to proudly wear and display gold in solidarity and inspires others to join the fight against childhood cancer. The efforts of Annie and her family are truly inspiring, and I’m proud to join them today to officially proclaim September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month throughout Wisconsin.”

Gov. Walker declares September "Childhood Cancer Awareness Month"