MILWAUKEE (10/10/2009) - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin announced more than $1 million was raised today through Briggs & Al's Run & Walk for Children's Hospital.
"Briggs & Stratton is proud to have served as title sponsor for than 15 years," said Laura Timm, director of corporate communications for Briggs & Stratton Corp. "Hundreds of our employees participate every year, affirming our commitment to helping Children's Hospital make a difference in the lives of children in our community. We truly are honored to help mark the 32nd anniversary of Briggs & Al's Run &Walk."
Event organizer Linda Schieble credits individual participants, teams and pledgeraisers, together with the generous support of corporate sponsors such as Briggs & Stratton, Boston Store, Marquette University and Tricom Funding, for the success of this year's event.
"The efforts of the pledgeraisers this year were phenomenal," said Schieble, director of special events for Children's Hospital and Health System Foundation. "Pledges make the most difference for our patients. One hundred percent of those dollars support patient care, research, child advocacy programs and community education."
Since 1978, Briggs & Al's Run & Walk has raised more than $11 million for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Funds raised this year will support the west tower expansion, which opened in March. The west tower increased the 236-bed hospital to 296 beds. The state-of-the-art facility also includes a larger Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and an expanded Herma Heart Center to provide better care to children with congenital and other cardiac issues.
Top finishers in the men's, women's and wheelchair divisions are:
1. Nate Weiland, 24:35
2. Cal Kromm, 25:18
3. Jerald Husz, 25:40
1. Kristin Ihle-Helledy, 28:40
2. Holly Nearman, 28:49
3. Nikki Cahen, 30:02
1. Trey Roy, 27:42
2. Robert Gorzek, 33:53
For more information about Briggs & Al's Run & Walk, call (414) 266-1520 or visit alsrun.com.