Al’s Run raises $1 million

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin announced that more than $1 million was raised for the organization 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.”

“The efforts of the pledge-raisers this year were phenomenal,” said Linda 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.

Top finishers in the men’s, women’s and wheelchair divisions were:


  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

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