To encourage visibility about his company's cause, developing needed medical devices for children, the founder and CEO of DesignWise Medical decided to get on his feet and walk. On Thursday, Nov. 14, Brad Slaker walked 100 km, about 62 miles, to raise money and awareness. His Walk4Kids coincided with Give to the Max Day in Minnesota.

He started his walk at midnight in the Long Lake area and hit sidewalks and bike trails on his journey. His goal was to complete the walk in 24 hours. He visited local children's hospitals and other organizations that partner with DesignWise.

"I wanted this first walk to reflect the fact that many children with health needs and their families often feel alone with their struggles. I am starting this walk alone with little pre-publicity but with your support throughout the day and beyond we will together send the message that these children and families are not alone," Slaker said.

On Friday, Slaker sent out the following message:

"Whew! What a day. Thank you! We are humbled by your generosity! We raised $5,301.88, through 42 donors."

He finished his walk in 22 hours.

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