Save the Date!

You are cordially invited to join us for these fun-filled events.

Throughout the year we host a number of special events. These provide an excellent venue for people like you to make new friends and have fun! Visit the events calendar for a full, up-to-date list.


2014 West Hartford Center Kidscard

West Hartford Center Kidscard

October 23 - November 1, 2014
West Hartford, CT

The West Hartford Center Kidscard provides you a 20% savings at participating stores and restaurants in West Hartford Center and Blue Back Square. Purchase online or participating locations to save every time you shop at participating retailers from October 23 through November 1.

Storybook Gala

October 25, 2014
Connecticut Convention Center
Hartford, CT

Join the Connecticut Children's Friends as they celebrate at the Annual Storybook Gala featuring the #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Brad Meltzer. Proceeds from this signature event significantly enhance the investments of the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Friends in the Medical Center. Gifts to the event's spotlight program, Bid4Kidz, will benefit research at Connecticut Children's.

vie for the kids 6K Trail Run/Walk & Feast at the Farm

vie for the kids 6K Trail Run/Walk
vie for the kids A Feast at the Farm

November 1, 2014
Ethel Walker Woods and
Rosedale Farms & Vineyards
Simsbury, CT

vie for the kids - the single, largest fundraising effort for the Medical Center’s Clinical Trials Program for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

The day begins with a Kids Fun Run followed by a 6k trail run/walk through the picturesque Ethel Walker Woods. This pristine and protected jewel offers the perfect setting for participants of all skill levels.

The evening ambiance is set as guests stroll down the illuminated vineyard row to enjoy a sumptuous menu created especially for their dining experience. Join Executive Chefs Jason Sobocinski, Tyler Anderson and Jeffrey Lizotte as they create a spectacle of culinary opulence and set a new standard of what "Farm to Table" really means!

Connecticut Children's Medical Center Radiothon


November 7, 2014
Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana
West Hartford, CT

Connoisseur Media and Connecticut Children’s are pleased and proud to announce the new Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Radiothon. With the recent acquisition of Buckley Radio, Connoisseur now owns six stations in Connecticut. Four of these, 102.9 DRC, 99.1 PLR, 95.9 The Fox, and WDRC-AM will be involved in the new Radiothon.

The event will be broadcast live from 5:30 am to 8 pm. Chaz and AJ from the morning show on the FM stations and Brad Davis from WDRC-AM will host the event and share inspiring patient care stories that reflect the incredible work that is accomplished each day at Connecticut Children’s.

Connecticut State Police Toy Drive

State Police Toy Drive

December 18-21, 2014
Toys R Us Locations in
Manchester, Newington and West Hartford

For the past 17 years, troopers from Troop H of the Connecticut State Police have been as busy as Santa’s elves carrying out their annual December Toy Drive.
With assistance from the Ambulance Service of Manchester (ASM) and Aetna Ambulance, the troopers have collected more than $190,000 in cash donations and more than half a million toys to benefit children who find themselves in the Emergency Department (ED) at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center during the holidays and throughout the year.

Cycle of Life

June 7, 2014 - Save the Date!

University of Saint Joseph
West Hartford, CT

The 8th Annual Cycle of Life is a celebration for pediatric cancer survivors and those who are currently undergoing treatment. Each year, Dr. Eileen Gillan proudly presents scholarships to deserving, college-bound high school graduates and we hold a Survivor "Get Out, Get Active" Giveaway to promote a healthy, active lifestyle as part of survivorship. There are many activities offered; last year we were able to add karaoke, bike rodeo and a photobooth through the generosity of partners in the local business community. Survivors can raise money in honor of their STAR Lap, which supports the REACH for the STARS Survivorship Program at Connecticut Children’s. View 2013 event recap video & photo gallery>>>

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