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CHILDRENS HOSPITAL OF WISCONSIN

Click for Kids 2006

Donations as of August 22, 2014:

$0.00 Raised Offline
$10,895.00 Raised Online
$10,895.00 Total Raised

Romp Around Wisconsin

I wish that everyone could see the miracles that take place on a daily basis at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin . As medical director of pediatric neurosurgery at Children’s Hospital, I am inspired by the children and families I meet, their strength, and their courage.  Clearly, their actions encourage all of us to enjoy life to the fullest. It is on behalf of these children that Matt and I have taken on a new challenge – one never attempted by anyone in Wisconsin .

Matt and I have decided to tap into our love of flying, and combine it with our devotion to children, to create a different kind of fundraiser. On June 20th, 2006, flying a Cirrus SR-22 single engine airplane, we completed our goal for the flying portion of this fundraiser.  We landed at 104 Wisconsin airports in one day. This includes all the public, paved airports in Wisconsin, the Air National Guard base at Volk Field and one private airport (Lake Geneva Aire Estates).  Once made official, our flight should be a national record, but I’m hoping this adventure will serve a greater purpose of raising awareness and funds for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin .

Matt and I were supported by many people and organizations to help us with this mission. We have been humbled by the responses received when telling people this is “for the kids.” It seems we aren’t the only ones wanting to make a difference. We would like to give you a chance to make your own impact on the lives of children by supporting our Romp Around Wisconsin. If you feel compelled, please make a pledge in support of Children’s Hospital and this unique fundraiser through this site. Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to make a contribution to our fundraising efforts.  If you are unable to contribute via this website, but still wish to make a donation, you can contribute directly to the hospital by sending your gift to the address below (be sure to indicate your contribution is for the "Romp Around Wisconsin"):

Children's Hospital Foundation
Attn: Rebecca Ehlers / ROMP
P.O. Box 1997, M.S. 3050
Milwaukee, WI 53201

Some specifics about our flight:

June 20, 2006

First Engine Start: 4:00am CDT

Departure: 4:15am CDT (wheels up at departure airport - MWC)

Final Arrival: 9:10pm CDT (wheels down at final arrival airport - MWC)

Final Engine Shutdown: 9:15pm CDT

Total Time: ~17 Hours (includes 3 fuel stops)

Total Time in aircraft (engine running): 16.0 hours

Total Miles Flown: 2,119 Nautical Miles (2,437 Statute Miles)

Average Ground Speed: 136.3 KTS (156.7 MPH)

Maximum Ground Speed: 196.5 KTS (226.0 MPH)

~Bruce Kaufman, MD, medical director, Neurosurgery

~Matthew McDaniel, ATP/CFII, Owner: Progressive Aviation Services

Special Thanks To The Following Organizations For Their Cooperation and Support: 

Madison Air Graphics, LLC
Sylvania Soaring Adventures
WISN-12 News

WTMJ-4 News

WSAW-7 News 
FAA-Minneapolis & Chicago ARTCC
FAA-Milwaukee Mitchell Int'l Airport Tower
Progressive Aviation Services, LLC
CAVU Leasing

Wynn O. Jones & Associates, Inc.
Volk Field ANG Base
Wisconsin Aviation

Lockheed Martin Flight Service, Green Bay 

 

 

 

 

 

Supporters

Comment Donation
Matthew McDaniel On behalf of Warren Knuth
$20.00
B Cameron Great cause (Everybody, keep those donations coming!)
$50.00
Jennifer Utsler Great job, guys!
$50.00
andybresler Way to go guys!
$25.00
"Blue Kids One" On behalf of Joe Fazekas...thanks Joe!
$50.00
Scott Ainsbury Good Job
$100.00
Ted Isaacs Job well done!!
$100.00
Jerry Long It's folks like you that make this a great country to live in.
$50.00
Robert J. Gatto
$25.00
Oshkosh Tower Great work Matt & Bruce
$50.00
Chris Lutze - CHW As we say in Quality - You're the benchmark - Way to go!
$25.00
Michael Bush Bruse, you couldn't have picked a better co-pilot!
$50.00
Nate K Way to go Matt and Bruce - Excellent work for the KIDS !
$250.00
The Bullions Thanks, Bruce!
$100.00
John Glaser
$100.00
Cathy Dorangrichia
$50.00
Eileen Sherburne
$25.00
CSG Administration Your compassion for kids is appreciated!
$30.00
Brian Back & Andrea Winthrop Angels have wings.
$100.00
Lilly Goumnerova, MD
$150.00
Anthony Balcom, MD
$500.00
Lawrence Kaplow Here you go, Bruce! Go! Go! Go! Love, Larry, Caren, and Jake
$500.00
susan pillet
$50.00
Patty Flowers Way to go Dr. K and Matt. We are very proud of you and appreciate your support for the kids.
$50.00
Justin Wulf Congratulations!
$100.00
Kelly Sachse Thanks so much for doing this for the kids!
$30.00
Nora Sale You are an inspiration in so many ways, Bruce!
$30.00
Madison Air Graphics, LLC Congratulations on a job well done!
$100.00
Chris Tischer Thank you SO much!
$50.00
skyrotty
$25.00
Jim Knollenberg Congratulations on the successful romp. Thanks for your good work!
$100.00
Lee Jones
$50.00
Tim E. Wright Best Wishes and Success
$50.00
Phantom Five Good Luck from your friends at N4EC
$50.00
Stan
$25.00
Mike Frantz
$100.00
Carol Phillips Good Luck!
$25.00
Sarah Boys & mom & dad I'm one of Dr. Kaufman's success stories when he was in St Louis. You go Dr Kaufman
$50.00
Dale and Janie Berkbigler Good luck guys. Fly safe.
$100.00
Mark Reinders Want to help on behalf of my 2 sons; Bryce and Shayne
$50.00
Brenda Reinke Good luck!
$75.00
tim barzen good luck to you Matt & Bruce on this great cause! ... Red Tails Tim
$50.00
David & Rhonda Schwietert Thank you Matt & Bruce for bringing forth MIRACLES
$100.00
Bruce Hutson Graet cause - Aviators with big hearts
$25.00
Don Monaco Fly safely for a great cause.
$100.00
Ryan and Krista Krauter On behalf of our two healthy boys!
$50.00
Joyce Appel Good Luck and Safe Flying
$100.00
Erik, Sarah, and Christian Brooks God bless you both!
$40.00
Melanie Saunders For my 9 nieces and nephews
$40.00
Milwaukee Kitchen & Bath Studio Thanks for all you do
$50.00

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