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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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iHeart Media's Weekend of Giving Nov 30

Broadcasting Everywhere
Friday, Nov. 30 - Sunday, Dec. 2

iHeart Media's Weekend of Giving
PJ Day for the Kids Dec 14

Schools and businesses
throughout Connecticut
December 8, 2017

PJ Day for the Kids

Upcoming Events

Spin-a-thon for Connecticut Children’s @ LIFER Fitness Studio
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Spin-a-thon for Connecticut Children’s @ LIFER Fitness Studio | West Hartford | Connecticut | United States

Get ready to spin those wheels!

The LIFER Fitness Studio will come alive on November 17th as the Connecticut Children’s Sports Physical Therapy team takes over. They are prepped to get you ready for the holidays with an action-packed Saturday featuring four 1-hour classes. Sign-up for just one or all four!

The SPIN to this fitness event is that all participants are fundraising in support of Connecticut Children’s and our mission to make the children of Connecticut the healthiest in the nation.


Classes will be held every hour beginning at 1pm. The last class will begin at 4pm. Purchase your seat today as spots are limited to 20 people per class.

iHeart Media’s Weekend of Giving @ iHeart Radio
Nov 30 – Dec 2 all-day

Tune In & Text In for iHeart’s Weekend of Giving

iHeart Media radio stations across Connecticut have partnered with Connecticut Children’s to provide hope this holiday season for the thousands of children who walk through our doors each year. All weekend long, iHeart stations will be sharing inspirational stories with Connecticut Children’s Medical Center while encouraging listeners to donate through a special text to give number.

Donate Today! (coming soon)

All the Hits on KISS 95.7

On Friday, November 30 at 6:00 am, Courtney & KISS in the Morning will kick-off the weekend with a special “Flush the Format” event. Listeners are invited to call in with their off-format song requests along with a donation for Connecticut Children’s. Hartford’s KISS 95.7 plays All The Hits and the requested donation will be determined by how far off-format the song request is.

Prefer ESPN Radio?

From 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Rob Dibble and iHeart Media’s ESPN affiliates, ESPN 97.9FM and ESPN Radio 1300, will be broadcasting live from the Medical Center. If you’re looking for an opportunity to learn more about the ground-breaking research and treatments being provided for children, we encourage you to tune in.

Broadcasting All Weekend Long

Beginning at 5:00 pm on Friday, November 30, the remaining Connecticut iHeart stations will start celebrating the Weekend of Giving which ends at midnight on Sunday, December 2. On-air talent will share live interviews with our patients and their care providers, highlighting the amazing work being accomplished every day, right here in our state.

iHeart Media – Connecticut Partners

MAX’s Teddy Bear Tea @ MAX Downtown
Dec 1 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
Celebrate the season of giving with family and friends!

MAX Downtown’s 10th Annual Teddy Bear Tea

Online Reservations

Children and adults will be served tea, hot chocolate, cookies and little bites. Each young guest will enjoy the custom cupcake bar, MAX candy buffet and your own Signature MAX bear to bring home. Guests 12 and under are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to pass along, in the spirit of the holiday season, for patients at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

Reservations begin at 10:30 AM, last seating is at 2:00 PM. Pricing is $43.50 for children and $49.75 for adults. This is a ticketless event; you will check in upon arrival. Online reservations are available for your convenience, or you can call MAX Downtown at 860-522-2530 to make reservations. Free validated parking for 3 hours in the attached CityPlace garage.

Dress to impress in your holiday best and we hope to see you there!
State Police “Stuff a Cruiser” Toy Drive @ Participating Walmart stores in East Windsor, Manchester and Cromwell
Dec 13 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

For 22 years, troopers from Troop H of the Connecticut State Police have been as busy as Santa’s elves carrying out their December Toy Drive.

With assistance from Ambulance Service of Manchester (ASM) and Aetna Ambulance, the troopers have collected more than half a million toys and more than $200,000 in donations to benefit children who find themselves in the Emergency Department at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center during the holidays and throughout the year.

Children who have to visit Connecticut Children’s can be overwhelmed with the unknown. Toys collected by the State Police provide a welcome distraction to children and help encourage communication between a care provider and patient. Making a donation today helps provide smiles all year long. Sometimes a toy can be the one thing a child remembers about their visit – a memory you can create.

So schedule your holiday shopping and throw a few extra toys in the cart for the kids at Connecticut Children’s!

Unable to make it to one of the toy drive locations? Make a donation below to participate in the largest toy drive in support of Connecticut Children’s.


Thursday, December 13, 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Friday, December 14, 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday, December 15, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Sunday, December 16, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm


Walmart Manchester – 420 Buckland Hills Dr, Manchester, CT
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Walmart East Windsor – 44 Prospect Hill Rd, East Windsor, CT
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Walmart Cromwell – 161 Berlin Rd, Cromwell, CT
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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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