Welcome to Miles’ page! Teams have a huge impact on the success of Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk and we are glad you are here!
Why are we doing this?
The short answer is that we want to do something that helps kids, and can’t think of a better organization to support than Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
The longer answer is that by running or walking in this event for Children’s, we can raise funds that support the care provided to kids. As many of you know, Miles began having seizures less than 24 hours after he was born. He spent some time at another hospital, before being transferred to Children’s. Once at Children’s, Miles was monitored and tested for many things. Even though the testing and “technology” is far superior at Children’s, what really made a difference was the care Miles (and his family) received. All around us, we saw nurses and Drs. caring for babies in the NICU, like they were family. Nurses singing, holding and soothing babies, as well as answering all questions parents had. One of Miles’ nurses even made Father’s Day gifts for Jake and decorated Miles’ crib when he “graduated” to one. We like to think that Miles was the favorite because he’s so cute, we know that all of the babies were well loved by the staff! Without this wonderful hospital, he wouldn’t be the happy baby he is today!
Community investment in Wisconsin’s kids has afforded many of Children’s amazing accomplishments and has helped to pave the way for an exciting future. Here is a snapshot of what community support has enabled:
~ Translational research that improves patient care and outcomes and continues to move toward cellular therapies that will eventually prevent disease
~ Countless programs and services that support families and are not reimbursed by Medicaid or other insurance
~ Sustained extraordinary care in our heart program, leading the country with a nationally ranked, outcomes-based program
Walking as a team at Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk sends out a huge shout of support to the kids cared for by Children’s, and raises critical funds to support their care. It’s also a lot of fun, with kid-focused activities and entertainment all the way! We’d love to have you join us in supporting this wonderful hospital that is near and dear to our hearts.
If you haven’t already, please help us by joining our team, or help kick start fundraising with a donation of your own by clicking the donate button.
Our fundraising goal: $5,000.00
Raised to date: $3,850.00