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Our Mission

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.

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326,410 Patient Visits


Patient care visits made possible by contributions to the Connecticut Children's Annual Giving Fund, which touches every corner of the Medical Center.

Annual Pediatric Transports


Patients in need of critical-care were transported to Connecticut Children's from regional hospitals. Of that, more than 300 were NICU babies.

ED Visits


Patient visits to the emergency department which equates to more than 152 per day. No one is turned away due to an inability to pay.

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State Police “Stuff a Cruiser” Toy Drive Dec 17

Toys R Us Locations in
Newington, Manchester
and West Hartford, CT
December 14-17, 2017

State Police “Stuff a Cruiser” Toy Drive
Six Flags - Gear Up for the Holidays Dec 23

Six Flags New England
Agawam, MA
December 23, 2017

Six Flags - Gear Up for the Holidays

Upcoming Events

Six Flags – Gear Up for the Holidays @ Six Flags New England
Dec 23 @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Six Flags New England is proud to team up with Connecticut Children’s Obesity Center this holiday season to host the “Gear Up for the Holidays Sports Equipment Drive.”

As a part of the park’s inaugural “Holiday in the Park” celebration, guests are encouraged to donate NEW sports equipment valued at $40 or more in order to receive FREE admission to the park on this date; please limit one ticket per donation per person.

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The Pediatric Obesity Center invites you to share in its mission this holiday season of helping children achieve a healthier lifestyle! The Pediatric Obesity Center for Treatment, Research and Education at Connecticut Children’s offers behavior-based weight management program for children and adolescents. Our specialists help children and their families change behaviors to establish healthier physical and emotional lifestyles.

Cycle Out Cancer – a vie for the kids event @ The Zoo Health Club
Jan 6 @ 8:00 am – Jan 7 @ 9:00 am

Beat back winter and head over to the Simsbury Zoo Health Club to “Cycle Out Cancer” for an epic, 24-hour spinning event starting at 8am on January 6, 2018 and ending at 9am on the January 7, 2018. Register for a one-hour class or for multiple hours by clicking on the “tickets” button on the eventbrite registration website.

You and your friends can beat the January chill, spinning indoors at your own pace. Burn up and down the virtual hills or cruise the open road. Either way, you will be “Cycling Out Cancer” for kids in our region.

There will be t-shirts, food, awards and prizes, along with many guest speakers to kick off the classes.

This exciting event is presented by vie for the kids – one of the most amazing volunteer groups in Southern New England – who’s sole mission is to fund cancer clinical trials research at Connecticut Children’s and provide financial support for families battling this insidious disease.

Who are you cycling for?

Register Today!

Arthur Murray’s 24 Hour Teach-a-Thon @ Arthur Murray Dance Centers (2 Locations Below)
Jan 12 – Jan 13 all-day

Join the Arthur Murray Dance Centers of Westfarms and Bloomfield for a 24-hour Teach-a-Thon from 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12, to 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13. This 24-hour event will be filled with nonstop dancing, group classes, delicious food and a crazy fun atmosphere where you can let loose and dance the day and night away! All are welcome to participate, so grab a friend or two and reserve your spot today!

Dance lessons are $85, and $30 from each paid registration will benefit Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Arthur Murray Dance Center is dedicated to teaching a healthy, active lifestyle to young people. Participate and/or sponsor a patient from Connecticut Children’s weight-management programs to move to the beat on Jan. 12!

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My second pregnancy was a smooth, healthy one with no red flags on any of my routine ultrasounds. Rylan was born in Waterbury on Monday, October 6, 2015 weighing 9lbs 1oz. There were no red flags at the time of Rylan’s birth. It was not until 24 hours later, when he was ready to be discharged, that everything changed. Rylan went for two routine tests. A hearing test and a fairly new test for newborns- the pulse ox test (non-invasive test measures blood oxygen in the body).

This is the test he failed….

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