Milwaukee Event Photographer: G9 at Grain Exchange!
Working as a Milwaukee event photographer in the non-profit community exposes us to some very inspiring people and stories. Recently, we had the honor of working with G9, which raises money and awareness for childhood cancer research. The story of G9 is truly remarkable. Annie lost her twin brother to leukemia when they were 8 years old. When she was 11 years old, she and her mother founded G9 to help fund a cause that is near and dear to many hearts. Further fueling their mission was the fact that Annie’s father, John, had an unrelated form of cancer when he was college-aged. Six months ago he passed away from side effects of the cancer treatment he had received. We marvel when someone can take so much tragedy and use it to raise them up rather than beat them down.
Sometimes people ask how we can afford to dedicate our time to non-profit endeavors when we are so busy as it is. Being a Milwaukee event photographer for non-profit organizations is incredibly rewarding on so many levels.
While cancer has proven very difficult to contain, so is the passion that it inspires. Annie’s cause has garnered support from many corners of Milwaukee. On this night, the Bartolotta’s, Milwaukee’s first family of all things food, offers to host this event at their crown jewel, the Grain Exchange. Matching Annie’s passion for fund-raising with their passion for perfection, the event is a chef-hosted ffour-course dinner featuring emotional speakers between courses. Annie was invited into the kitchen to learn about the art of gourmet cooking. The generous and talented crew at Majic Productions live-broadcast this interaction to the ballroom of guests, creating a veritable on-the-fly closed-circuit cooking show! The event coordinator M Group was behind the scenes making sure everything went off without a hitch.
The spirit of Annie and her supporters is what took tragedy and heartbreak and turned it into a beautiful inspiring evening.