Show Support for Brooks with a Donation to The Brooksie Way
Oakland County, MichiganNewsShow Support for Brooks with a Donation to The Brooksie Way

Show Support for Brooks with a Donation to The Brooksie Way

Release Date: 8/11/2012
Contact: Bill Mullan, Media and Communications Officer
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​Pontiac, Michigan -- Supporters of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson have inundated McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac with flowers while Patterson continues his recovery there. The Oakland County Executive's Office requests that no more flowers be sent to the hospital.

As an alternative to flowers, well-wishers may show their support for Patterson with a donation to The Brooksie Way Half Marathon & 5k Race, named in honor of Patterson's late son. Donations may be sent to:

The Brooksie Way
P.O. Box 81576
Rochester, MI  48308

The Brooksie Way Half Marathon is one of Oakland County's premier quality of life events. Patterson began the Brooksie Way races to promote Oakland County and encourage people to become more physically active.

Race proceeds support programs that encourage healthy and active lifestyles and are distributed through Brooksie Way MiniGrants. The Brooksie Way is a 501(c)(3) non-profit formed in 2011.  Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent provided by State and Federal law.

Each year, race weekend kicks-off with the Brooksie Way Fitness Expo held on the campus of Oakland University.  The expo takes a holistic approach with the slogan "Body, Mind and Soul" to reflect the vast array of vendors from different areas of health, fitness and wellness.

Runners and walkers alike are invited to participate in all the races; and a specially-designed training program is available to help get you in shape whether you're a first-timer or race veteran.

The first annual race was held in October 2008.  This year's race will be held on Sunday, September 30, 2012 beginning at 8 a.m.

For more information about The Brooksie Way, navigate to  

For media inquiries only, please contact Bill Mullan, Media and Communications Officer, at 248-202-9668.