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PHOTO AND INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: More than 15,000 people expected at 38th annual Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk, Sept. 19

September 10, 2015

MILWAUKEE (Sept. 10, 2015) – For 38 years, Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk for Children’s Hospital has drawn thousands of people to downtown Milwaukee to run, walk and fundraise in support of the top-tier care for kids that Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin provides locally, regionally and nationally. The event was founded in 1977 by legendary Marquette basketball coach Al McGuire and includes a USA Track & Field-certified 8K course and a 3- and 5-mile walk route with family-friendly entertainment.

What: Photos and interview opportunities will be available near the starting line with children and families who have received care at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, as well as leadership from Briggs & Stratton and Marquette University.

When:  Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015; interviews and B-roll available beginning at 7 a.m.
Race start times:
  • Wheelchair start: 10:15 a.m.
  • Runner mass start: 10:30 a.m.  
  • Walkers: Immediately following runners

Where: Children and families who have received care at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital Foundation leadership, Briggs & Stratton leadership and Marquette University leadership will be available near the start line, located at 12th Street and Wisconsin Avenue on the Marquette University campus. **Parking for live trucks and media crews is available on 12th Street in front of the Al McGuire Center. Media outlets interested in covering starting line activities should confirm with Andy Brodzeller at (414) 587-6241 or Lynn Sheka at (414) 499-5157.**

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, Wisconsin, is recognized as one of the leading pediatric health care centers in the United States. It is ranked in nine specialty areas in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 Best Children’s Hospitals report. Children’s 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 2013, Children’s 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 achieves its mission in part through donations from individuals, corporations and foundations and is proud to be a member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. For more information, visit the website at
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