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Our Mission

At Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation, our mission is to support Connecticut Children’s. 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 Greatest Need―Children's Fund.

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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HuskyTHON Feb 22

Greer Field House
UCONN-Storrs, CT
Feb 22-23, 2020

QTHON Mar 21

Quinnipiac University
Hamden, CT
March 21, 2020


Upcoming Events

ZumbaTHON @ Hugh S. Greer Field House - UConn
Feb 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Let Zumba Fitness be Your Stress Reliever


ZumbaTHON is the best way to get prepared for HuskyTHON’s 18-hour dance marathon! It’s a 3-hour Zumba Fitness dance party, and all for a great cause! On February 8th, from 1 pm to 4 pm, your favorite UConn Bodywise instructors will be rockin’ the UConn Field House with your favorite dance styles: Salsa, Merengue, Samba, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Hip-hop, Pop, Bollywood, and more!

ZumbaTHON is open to anyone — not just UConn students!

Bring your friends, family, colleagues, classmates, teammates, coworkers… whomever! Stay as long as you’d like — every instructor will be teaching during every hour, so if you have a favorite (or several favorites, as the case may be), you can’t miss them. Instructors TBD.

HuskyTHON is an annual fund-raising effort coordinated by the students at the University of Connecticut. Last year alone, HuskyTHON raised more than $1.3 million and since 2000 they have raised nearly $6 million. For more information about HuskyTHON, please visit

Online registration closes February 7th at 3pm. Walk-up registrants are welcome to pay at the door.

HuskyTHON @ Hugh S. Greer Field House - UConn
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm

Brighten Tomorrow

HuskyTHON is a year-long fund-raising effort coordinated by students at the University of Connecticut, which culminates in an eighteen-hour dance marathon celebration in February. HuskyTHON is a year-long philanthropic effort at the University of Connecticut to raise funds and awareness for Connecticut Children’s, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. This effort culminates in an 18-hour dance marathon in February, where thousands of UConn students come together to dance for those who can’t. HuskyTHON is entirely student-run and their Management Team of 28 undergraduate student leaders work tirelessly to make each HuskyTHON better than the last.

From humble beginnings, HuskyTHON has grown to become the largest event in support of Connecticut Children’s. In 2019 they raised an astounding $1,328,402.19, and while UConn students are proud of this accomplishment, they are not stopping there. Their motto is “FTK” (For The Kids), and while their efforts are always evolving, their core purpose remains the same:

“Together with Connecticut Children’s, we believe in giving children the care they deserve.”

The amount raised in 2019 represents a 30% increase over HuskyTHON 2018.

HuskyTHON is one of the top 10 dance marathons in the country and is the largest Children’s Miracle Network Dance Marathon in the Northeast. In the last 20 years, HuskyTHON has raised over $6.2 million for Connecticut Children’s, making it the largest fundraiser for the hospital. For more information about HuskyTHON, please visit

Connecticut Children’s is the only hospital in Connecticut dedicated exclusively to the care of children and ranked one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and Women’s Choice. They are one of 170 children’s hospitals across the US and Canada that comprise Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. At these hospitals, 62 children are treated by highly trained professionals every minute – that’s one child every second. From cancer to a traumatic injury or a genetic disease, Connecticut Children’s always has their doors open.

QTHON @ Quinnipiac University
Mar 21 @ 2:00 pm – 11:59 pm

QTHON is a yearlong fundraising enterprise led by Quinnipiac University students, which culminates in a 10-hour dance marathon to raise funds and awareness in support of Connecticut Children’s.

In 2019, over 1,700 dancers raised more than $332,000. This brings the students’ eight-year cumulative giving total to more than $1 million. QTHON strives to bring together the student body and the local community to raise funds in support of valuable care that patients and their families receive at Connecticut Children’s.

In addition to the Quinnipiac students, patient families from Connecticut Children’s will attend the event and will dance the night away. They are matched with student groups and are able to dance, play games, participate in arts and crafts, and much more.

For more information about QTHON, please visit QTHON’s About Us page.


Concorso Ferrari & Friends @ West Hartford Center
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Paint the Town Ferrari Red and Join Us for Concorso Ferrari & Friends.

Concorso Ferrari & Friends was created by a group of owners who wanted to use their exotic automobiles to put smiles on the faces of patients at Connecticut Children’s. Now in its 19th year, Concorso Ferrari & Friends is the signature automobile event for Southern New England. It celebrates all makes and models of Italian automobiles—from vintage Alfa Romeos, Fiats and Lamborghinis to the supercars of Ferrari, Pagani and Maserati—while raising awareness and critical funding to support Connecticut Children’s.

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Help kids like Ava and Isabella

In the ambulance, Ava stopped breathing.

“But the incredible transport team revived our 3-pound, 11-ounce fighter. Christine Rader, MD, and her team performed Ava’s surgery at Connecticut Children’s, and our daughter began to thrive.

Then we had to figure out how to manage having two babies in two different hospitals. Fortunately, Connecticut Children’s was able to transport Isabella, who had feeding issues, to the NICU at Connecticut Children’s to be with her sister.”

Read Ava & Isabella’s Story