Briggs & Stratton Corporation has made a $1 million commitment to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, extending its exclusive 23-year title sponsorship of Briggs & Al's Run & Walk – the hospital's longest-standing, and one of its most successful, fundraising events – through 2022.
"As Briggs & Stratton celebrates its 110th anniversary year, what better way to reaffirm our commitment to the Milwaukee community than by providing $1 million to kids in need of pediatric care," said Rick Carpenter, vice president corporate marketing. "We are lucky to have one of the nation's top pediatric hospitals right here within our community and Briggs & Stratton firmly stands behind its commitment to extend its support into the future."
Since Briggs & Stratton became the title sponsor, it has donated nearly $4 million to the hospital and rallies its employees around the annual event to show its support beyond the dollars. The event raises more than $1 million annually and draws approximately 15,000 supporters to downtown Milwaukee.
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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, Wisconsin, is recognized as one of the leading pediatric health care centers in the United States.