MILWAUKEE (5/28/2013) - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin announced today that Briggs & Stratton Corporation would continue to serve as Title Sponsor of Briggs & Al's Run & Walk through 2017. Briggs & Stratton has served in this role since 1995, making the event on September 14, 2013, its 19th year.
"We are really grateful to Briggs & Stratton for its continuing support on many levels," said Peggy Troy, CEO, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.
Last year alone, Briggs employees had the largest corporate team with 488 members and ranked in the top 10 for team pledge raising. "Their commitment to the health of our community and the efforts of the organization are phenomenal," Troy said.
"Briggs & Stratton is proud to continue our title sponsorship for this great event," said Todd Teske, President, Chairman & CEO for Briggs & Stratton Corp. "Hundreds of our employees participate every year and raise thousands of dollars, affirming our commitment to helping Children's Hospital make a difference in the lives of children in our community."
Since 1978, Briggs & Al's Run & Walk has raised more than more than $14 million for Children's Hospital. Gifts and pledges raised help provide medical equipment, train future doctors and nurses, and support research and education programs that help kids get and stay healthy. Children's Hospital is committed to helping Wisconsin kids be the healthiest children in the country. Event information and registration is available online at Alsrun.com.
About Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is the region's only independent health care system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. The hospital, with locations in Milwaukee and Neenah, Wis., is recognized as one of the leading pediatric health care centers in the United States and is ranked No. 4 in the nation by Parents magazine. Children's Hospital provides primary care, specialty care, urgent care, emergency care, community health services, foster and adoption services, child and family counseling, child advocacy services and family resource centers. In 2011, Children's Hospital invested more than $100 million in the community to improve the health status of children through medical care, advocacy, education and pediatric medical research. Children's Hospital achieves its mission in part through donations from individuals, corporations and foundations and is proud to be a member Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. For more information, visit the website at chw.org.
About Briggs and Stratton Corporation
Briggs & Stratton Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world's largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include North America's number one manufacturer of portable generators and pressure washers, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lawn and garden and turf care through its Simplicity®, Snapper®, Ferris®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents.