Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk for Children’s Hospital raises more than $1 million Event tops $14 million raised since inception

Sept. 17, 2012

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 35th anniversary of Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk.”

Stacy Bartsch, Children’s Hospital fundraising manger and event organizer 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. “Pledges are critical and make the largest difference for our patients.”

Since 1978, Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk has raised 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.

Top finishers in the men’s, women’s and wheelchair divisions are:
1. Andrew Ashenden, 24:38
2. Tyler Leverington, 24:55
3. Jerry Husz, 26:12

1. Monica Schoenck, 30:37
2. Maggie Koszewski, 30:59
3. Corina Canitz, 31:07

1. Melissa Smith, 24:29
2. Robert Gorzek, 27:05
3. Bobby Swanson, 30:55

For more information about Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk, call (414) 266-1520 or visit

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. 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 2010, Children’s Hospital invested more than $105 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 Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. For more information, visit the website at

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