This Week’s $100 goes to:
Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk for Children’s Hospital
A Milwaukee classic, with a lot of heart
Every September, this magical thing happens in Milwaukee — thousands upon thousands of people coming together in celebration and support of the kids we care for.
Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk is a Milwaukee classic, a signature event in the Children’s Hospital calendar, and a critical fundraiser. But the overwhelming sense on the day is one of community, gratitude and celebration — and a great deal of fun.
We would love everyone to experience it, at least once.
AL MCGUIRE’S LEGACY
The man who started it all
Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk doesn’t just belong to Children’s Hospital; it belongs to us all and we each take something unique from it. But there will always be a part of the event that is special to Marquette University because the event was founded by — and is named for — the late Al McGuire, the school’s former basketball coach.
40 years ago, the legendary coach organized the first “Al’s Run” in support of Children’s Hospital with proceeds going to the prosthetic limb bank. McGuire was the figurehead and organizer of the event for 15 years and when he retired from the event, he had turned it onto one of the largest and most successful races in the Midwest. We often hear from people who tell us their grandparents and parents ran in early Al’s Run races.
Today, Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk is a wonderful day for the kids, and a remarkable legacy for Al McGuire.
Today we are donating once again to Briggs & Al’s Run to show our support for one of our favorite local charities.
Please also keep in mind that there will be MANY MANY animals rescued from Houston (and now from Florida) brought to shelters in Wisconsin. They will need donations and fosters.