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

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.

Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Milwaukee Co. Zoo celebrates first birthday of young gorilla 04:30 PM

» Wauwatosa stores set Thanksgiving, Black Friday hours 11/23

» Tosa's city health department earns national accreditation 11/23

» Free screening of 'Most Likely to Succeed' held Dec. 1 11/23

» Wauwatosa stores launch Small Business Saturday event 11/20

» Updated state championship game rankings of area prep football teams and players 11/19

» Wauwatosa dealership taking 'extra precautions' after four vehicles were stolen Updated:  11/19

» Wauwatosa East girls basketball team has plenty of experience returning 11/18

» Wauwatosa East's Potter earns two team cross-country awards 11/18

» Wauwatosa West girls to field experienced basketball team 11/18

» Wauwatosa East's Ripple ends career with impressive showing at state swimming meet 11/18

» Wauwatosa West freshman Julia Larson does well at state swimming championships 11/17

» Wauwatosa West's Alicia Picard, Alyssa Piek, Nicole Mystrow earn top tennis honors 11/17

» Christian Laettner hoops camps at Wauwatosa East successful 11/17

» Wauwatosa East High School mourns death of student 11/17

» Wauwatosa church offers free Thanksgiving meal 'open to all' 11/16

» Meijer hosts two days of special food pantry donation program 11/13

» Girl scouts collect 600 cans of food, ask for community support 11/13

» Wauwatosa West High School's 17th annual Kinderkonzert on Dec. 5 11/12

» Milwaukee County Exec will hold ceremony in Tosa Thursday 11/12

» Wauwatosa East can't stop red-hot Brookfield East volleyball team 11/11

» Wauwatosa West's Larson qualifies in 2 events for state swimming meet 11/11

» Wauwatosa East soccer team finishes the season on a strong note 11/11

» Wauwatosa West's Honan earns several honors for girls volleyball team 11/11

» Wauwatosa East's Ripple doing double duty at state swimming meet 11/11

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss



Hidden Tosa


"Hidden Tosa" is a semi-regular feature where reporters Rory Linnane or Rachel Minske explore the closed down and closed off parts of Wauwatosa.


Local Business Directory