At Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation, our mission is to support the Medical Center. By bringing together patient families, donors, community members, philanthropic partners and others to raise the financial resources needed to invest in people, research, technology and state-of-the-art equipment, we can support Connecticut Children’s in providing the care our children need and deserve.
Each year, more than 100,000 children receive care made possible by contributions to the Annual Giving Fund, which touches every corner of the Medical Center.
Patients in need of critical-care were transported to Connecticut Children's from regional hospitals. Of that, more than 300 were NICU babies.
Patient visits to the emergency department, which equate to 163 per day. No one is turned away due to an inability to pay.
Extra Life is a year-round fundraising initiative that culminates in a 24-hour gaming challenge, where participants can play from the comfort of their own homes while supporting their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Last year, Extra Life raised more than $127,000 for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
The concept of Extra Life is that people pledge their support to the gamers to play any games they wish for an allotted amount of time. Participants are encouraged to participate in a 24-hour National Game Day, which will be on November 4 this year, but they are able to do this any day of the year for any amount of time they’d like. Fundraising begins on January 1, 2018 and ends on December 31, 2018.
To get involved or request more information on this year’s Extra Life activities for Connecticut Children’s please contact, Marissa Troiano.
Extra Life unites thousands of gamers around the world to play games in support of their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Since its inception in 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $30 million for sick and injured kids. Sign up today and dedicate a day of play for kids in your community!
Join more than 1,000 runners, walkers and fun runners in the largest 5K road race event in support of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center! This inspirational morning features music, inflatables, refreshments, kids’ activities, mascots and more.
The 5K certified course is fast and flat – a great Manchester Road Race qualifier – and circles the historic Wethersfield Town Green. Prizes for the top three male/female finishers in each age category.
The JK Kids K is one of the largest fun runs in the area! chip timing is provided with amazing LEGO prizes for the four youth age groups!
The Charity Walk allows all ages and paces to join in the fun and walk for the cause.
You only need to step inside Connecticut Children’s Medical Center to understand what a truly extraordinary place it is. It’s a place where kids can be kids and healing begins. At Connecticut Children’s, world-class physicians and staff deliver world-class care, conduct life-saving research and make the impossible possible each and every day.
On Saturday, November 10, Connecticut Children’s will host a Peter Pan-inspired Gala at the Connecticut Convention Center. With your support, and a little a belief, trust & pixie dust, we are striving to raise $1.2 million to ensure that a healthy childhood is possible for tens of thousands of children in our state and beyond.
The Gala pre-event cocktail reception will include a London cityscape, complete with Big Ben, unique silent auction items, living trees and street performers. The ballroom will be transformed into Neverland where you can experience all the magic and wonder of childhood. The evening will conclude with dancing to live music.
Best of all, you don’t need pixie dust to join us —you can simply become a sponsor, reserve a table, buy tickets, donate an item for the auction, or become an Honorary Committee member. For more information please contact Bree Pelczar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Honorary Committee Co-Chairs
Olga Toro-Salazar*, MD, & Juan Carlos Salazar*, MD
Our Honorary Committee
Hooker & Holcombe, Inc.
Our Planning Committee Co-Chairs
Our Planning Committee
PJ Day for the Kids kicks off its 8th annual event with a mission to not only raise money, but to honor the brave kids fighting cancer and serious illnesses at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Join us as students and businesses across Connecticut wear their PJs for the kids. Coordinate a PJ Day for your school or business now by clicking here.
Since 2011, thousands of children in Connecticut have worn their PJs to school in support of kids at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Each year, PJ Day has inspired more and more schools and businesses across the state of Connecticut to participate. Won’t you join them?
PJ Day’s new online registration system is now available!
Visit the PJ Day for the Kids website
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