MILWAUKEE (9/17/2011) - 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 continue our title sponsorship for this great event," 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 34th anniversary of Briggs & Al's Run & Walk."
Event organizer Stacy Bartsch 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 Bartsch, manager of fundraising for Children's Hospital and Health System Foundation. "Pledges are critical and make the largest difference for our patients."
Since 1978, Briggs & Al's Run & Walk has raised more than $13 million for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Gifts and pledges raised help provide medical equipment, train future doctors and nurses, and support research and education programs that help kids get well and stay healthy. Children's Hospital is committed to helping Wisconsin kids be the healthiest children in the country.
Top finishers in the men's and women's divisions are:
1. Nick Szczech, 24:50, Cudahy, Wis.
2. Aaron Nodolf, 25:15, Menomonee Falls, Wis.
3. Dominic Maio 25:30, Milwaukee
1. Jessica Monson, 27:57, Powers Lake, Wis.
2. Holly Nearman, 29:09, Milwaukee
3. Cassie Nelson, 29:32, Franklin, Wis
For more information about Briggs & Al's Run & Walk, call (414) 266-1520 or visit alsrun.com.
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, founded in 1894, is recognized as one of the leading pediatric health care centers in the United States. It has been named one of America's Best Children's Hospitals by U.S.News & World Report. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center verified by the American College of Surgeons. The hospital has been redesignated a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a national honor that recognizes nursing excellence. Private, independent and not-for-profit, the hospital serves children and families from Wisconsin, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, northern Illinois and beyond. Children's Hospital is the flagship member of Children's Hospital and Health System. In 2010, the health system invested more than $105 million into the community to improve the health status of children. For more information, visit the website at chw.org.