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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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100,000+ Children


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.

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 equate to 163 per day. No one is turned away due to an inability to pay.

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Joe Kelly Memorial 5K Road Race Apr 28

Lisbon Town Hall
Lisbon, CT
April 28, 2018

Joe Kelly Memorial 5K Road Race
Reid's Run 5K Trail Run/Walk May 12

Winding Trails
Farmington, CT
May 12, 2018

Reid's Run 5K Trail Run/Walk

Upcoming Events

Band Together for Earth Day @ Dave and Buster's
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Band Together for Earth Day @ Dave and Buster's | Manchester | Connecticut | United States

In honor of Earth Day, April 22, 2018, the Vortex Man Comic Series will join forces with Dave & Buster’s of Manchester to kick off its campaign, “Band Together for Connecticut Children’s.”

On Sunday, April 22, Vortex Man will make a live appearance at Dave & Buster’s of Manchester from 11am to 6 pm and again on **Tuesday, May 15, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Bring the kids and learn how you can help save the planet while supporting patient care at Connecticut Children’s.

Vortex Man is an independent comic book series that touches upon serious environmental issues currently affecting our planet, especially the plastic in our oceans. Vortex Man wants to help raise awareness about our social responsibility toward keeping our planet and oceans clean. The Vortex Man enterprise prides itself on giving back to the community and collaborating with organizations to make our world a better place.

**Tuesday, May 15 is Spirit Night at Dave & Buster’s Manchester. From 5 pm – 8 pm, don’t forget to mention you’re there to support Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and Dave & Buster’s will give back 10% of sales, up to $500.

Hair-B-Gone Shave-A-Thon at The Gunnery @ The Gunnery
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm

Shaving for a Cure!

The Gunnery asks students, families and friends to donate in support of underclassmen who are vying to win the opportunity to shave a junior/senior’s hair. Now in its 4th year, Hair-B-Gone Shave-a-thon is hosted annually in honor of Matt Semple, a former student who lost his courageous battle with cancer in 2015. All proceeds from this event benefit the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, where Matt received care.

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Joe Kelly Memorial 5K Road Race @ Lisbon Town Hall
Apr 28 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Joe Kelly Memorial 5K Road Race

Team Joe Kelly – Train for Life!

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The charming New England town of Lisbon is ready for the pounding of hundreds of runners’ feet who are joining Team Joe Kelly for an inspirational Memorial 5K Road Race providing financial and emotional support for children and families fighting pediatric cancer at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

In loving memory of Joe Kelly.

Team Joe Kelly was created to honor the memory of Joe Kelly, who courageously battled brain cancer for two years. While Joe was only 14 when he passed away, his goodness and positive attitude for life impacted all of those who knew him. He was thoughtful, kind, generous and truly cared for others. Joe was also passionate about sports. Whether he was playing football, baseball or basketball, he was competitive, but mainly loved being part of a team. After brain cancer treatment, Joe wanted to play football again. Physical therapists worked with him to develop his balance so he could do the kickoff one final time – and he did. Joe’s memory continues to inspire others to train on and Train for Life!

Team Joe Kelly welcomes runners and walkers at any level, from the recreational hiker to the experienced road runner. Leashed pets and jogging strollers welcome. Kids can enjoy a 1-mile loop through the Meadows in Katie Kelly’s Fun Run!

By registering today, you are joining Team Joe Kelly, shining a light in the absolute darkness for families fighting childhood cancer. Online registration closes midnight, Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Don’t delay, register and start fundraising today!

Osborn Correctional Institutional Bowling Tournament @ Hall of Fame Lanes
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm

The Osborn Correctional Institution is hosting an evening of bowling, live music and pizza on April 28th at 7pm. Bowlers will come together at Hall of Fame Lanes in East Hartford to compete for the title of Best Bowler while supporting Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is grateful for the support of organizations who join together in our commitment to make Connecticut’s Children the healthiest in the country through family-centered care, research, education and advocacy.

This event is open to employees of Osborn Correctional Institution.

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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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