Welcome to My Personal Page
Hello! Thank you so much for coming to my Briggs & Al's Run & Walk page. This event and the mission it supports mean a lot to me and I am thrilled you took the time to stop by. Thank you.
Why am I doing this?
The short answer is that I want to do something that helps kids, and I can't think of a better organization to support than Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.
Max celebrated the 13th anniversary of his kidney transplant on July 13th and it has now been nearly 14 ½ years since he first became ill. Max’s health is good and his labs continue to show no signs of rejection. Max is having a great summer and will be starting his junior year at Dominican High School in Whitefish Bay.
We are huge proponents of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and for the past 14 years, we have raised funds for the hospital by participating in Al’s Memorial Run & Walk for Children’s Hospital. Since it is becoming too difficult for many families to attend the walk due to scheduling conflicts with children’s events such as football, soccer, volleyball, etc. we are no longer formally assembling a large team or having a post walk party.
That said, we continue to be active supporters of the hospital and we are planning to participate in the walk again this year. Anyone interested in participating in the walk/run on September 16th is invited to join us as we will be having custom team shirts again this year. We will have a very small group walking this year but it should still be fun and anyone who is available and interested is welcome to join us.
A number of individuals have reached out to us about the ability to support the hospital even though we are winding down our participation in the walk. We are certainly not soliciting contributions but for those interested in supporting the hospital we have established a web site where contributions are accepted.
To join our team or to make pledges online please go to the following web site and click on “Join Team” or “Donate Now”:
If the link doesn’t work you can go to www.alsrun.com and click on the "Donate" button located on the lower middle of the page. On the next screen select "Search for a team", enter “Team Maxwell” in the Team Name box and hit the search button. You should then see Team Maxwell Z. Richardson listed below. Click on the "Team Maxwell Z. Richardson" link and it will take you to our personal fundraising page.
To make a donation once you are on our personal fundraising page you click on the “Donate Now” button and enter the relevant information on the top portion of the page and under Gift Designation (just above where you enter billing information) you will want to click on the “Direct my gift to:” and from the drop down box select "Maxwell Z. Richardson Fund".
Alternatively, anyone wishing to make a contribution by check can mail a check payable to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin to us and we will then submit all of the checks together.
Earlier this year Maxwell’s Endowment Fund at the hospital received an extremely generous testamentary contribution from Mary Dolan (the cousin of Maxwell’s grandpa Mike Richardson). We are pleased to report that with that contribution and the generous contributions received over the past 14 years the Maxwell Z. Richardson Endowment Fund at the hospital is just under $490,000. Based on the size of the fund we are able to make annual disbursements to specific departments at the hospital in the range of $20,000-$25,000. Thanks again to everyone who has helped us support the hospital!
In closing, thanks again for all the support and please feel free to join us on September 16th if you would like to participate in the walk.
Scott, Cecilia & Maxwell
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