Briggs & Al’s run/walk takes over Downtown MKE this weekend

Briggs & Al’s run/walk takes over Downtown MKE this weekend


LOOKING AHEAD TO THE WEEKEND ONE
OF THE BIGGEST RACES OF THE YEAR
IS THIS SATURDAY, AND IT RAISES
MONEY FOR A GREAT CAUSE. I’M JOINED NOW BY CHRISTINE. — CHRISTINE BARANOUCKY TO LEARN
MORE ABOUT BRIGGS AND AL’S RUN
WALK. YOU ARE GOING INTO YOUR 42ND
YEAR, THAT BRINGS IN SO MUCH
MONEY OVER THE DECADE. TELL US ABOUT THE CAUSE, AND
WHERE THE MONEY GOES.>>WE ARE SO FORTUNATE TO HAVE
THE SUPPORT OF THE COMMUNITY,
FOR 125 YEARS WE HAVE BEEN
AROUND, WE RELY ON THE COMMUNITY
SUPPORT TO DO THE WORK THAT WE
DO IN THE HOSPITAL AND THROUGHOUT THE STATE. EDEN: AND THE PARTNERSHIP IS
WITH CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF
WISCONSIN, HOW DID IT BEGIN?>>IT WAS STARTED BY AL MCGUIRE,
A COACH AT MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY. HE FELT A CONNECTION TO
CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. FOR THE 41 YEARS, THE HOSPITAL
BENEFITED.>>THIS IS A HUGE EVENT, I WAS
THERE LAST YEAR, THE WEATHER WAS
GREAT. YOU ARE EXPECTING ABOUT 10,000
PEOPLE. WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO SEE THESE
PEOPLE COME OUT TOGETHER AND
SUPPORT THIS CAUSE.>>IT’S AN AMAZING FEELING. WE HAVE INDIVIDUALS, PATIENT
FAMILIES THAT FORM TEAMS, 450
TEAMS WILL BE PARTICIPATING, AND
WE HAVE OVER A THOUSAND
CHILDREN’S CHAMPIONS. THOSE ARE THE PATIENTS THAT ARE
EITHER CURRENT OR FORMER
RECIPIENTS OF THE CARE IN THE
HOSPITAL AND THROUGHOUT THE
COMMUNITY.>>SO YOU GET TO SEE PEOPLE WHO
HAVE AND ARE CURRENTLY BENEFITED
FROM THIS AND THEY WILL BE
WEARING YELLOW CHEESE FOR —
T-SHIRT SO THEY WILL STAND OUT. TELL US ABOUT HE DIFFERENT
ROUTES?>>THERE’S A RUNNERS ROUTE, IT’S
HKN THAT’S A UNIQUE DISTANCE —
8K, AND THAT’S A UNIQUE
DISTANCE. THERE’S ALSO A THREE MILE AND A
FIVE MILE WALK. EDEN: THIS IS HAPPENING ON
SATURDAY SO THERE’S TIME TO
SIGN-UP, HOW DOES THAT LOOK UP?>>GO TO OUR WEBSITE AND SEE YOU
CAN SIGN UP THROUGH THE START OF
THE EVENT ON SATURDAY. EDEN: HOW MUCH MONEY ARE YOU
HOPING TO RAISE?>>OVER A MILLION DOLLARS. EDEN: YOU DID SO LAST YEAR,
LET’S HELP THAT HAPPENS AGAIN. I KNOW YOU WERE LISTENING INTO
SALLY’S FORECAST. IT SHOULD BE NICE. IT WAS NICE LAST YEAR. AND ONE MORE TIME, IT’S
HAPPENING THIS SATURDAY,
SEPTEMBER 14. WHAT DOES LOOK LIKE TO SIGN-UP?

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