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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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Reid's Run 5K Trail Run/Walk May 4

Winding Trails
Farmington, CT
May 4, 2019

Reid's Run 5K Trail Run/Walk
Aces for Kids Golf Outing May 18

Blue Fox Run
Avon, CT
May 19, 2019

Aces for Kids Golf Outing

Upcoming Events

Cross Eyed Cat Benefit Concert @ Waterbury Elks Lodge
Mar 24 @ 12:00 pm

Cross Eyed Cat’s Rock Out for the Kids!

The Waterbury Elks Lodge will be full of Rock N’ Blues as The Cross Eyed Cats take over the stage. Join Cross Eyed Cat and three guest bands as they rock Sunday away for the kids. Tickets include admission as well as a buffet lunch/dinner. Cash bar will be available.

Inspired by the great urology care his daughter received as an infant, Tommy Sanchez decided he could make a difference for other children doing what he loves. Started back in 2011 by Sweet Eddie Sanchez, Tommy Sanchez and Joe Gabriel, this spectacular concert has raised $94,000 to date. And these guys aren’t messing around – they have their sights set on exceeding $100,000 in lifetime giving this year.

Come out and show your support for Connecticut Children’s Urology Department and Connecticut Children’s – Waterbury at St. Mary’s. Tickets are available online or at the door.


Evening of Rock ‘n Roll @ Parrott Delaney Tavern
Mar 24 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Rock N’ Roll the Night Away!

The New Hartford Lion’s Club extends an open invitation to the public to celebrate with them at an exciting evening featuring rock n’ roll music and dancing*. Dedicated to helping the community, their efforts make an impact locally by providing critical support to the Family Support Fund for the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

Some of the families who receive support through the Hematology/Oncology Family Support Fund have a small need. Social workers might provide vouchers for a family to have dinner in our cafeteria while their child is admitted. Families have also received bus passes or parking in our garage to give them peace of mind that they can travel to and from appointments or make the trip to the Medical Center to see their child.

Other families may find themselves with a greater need. Consider a family with two modest incomes and two children. That family depends on the dual incomes to pay the bills. But when one of those children receives a devastating cancer diagnosis, one parent may need to leave their job to be there for their child. Suddenly the family is at risk of losing their home during a very difficult time. This is where Family Support Funds come in to pay household expenses for that family so they can stay where they belong—in their home and at the bedside of their child.

Tickets are available through New Hartford Lion’s Club members, or by calling 860-496-1721, and at the door.

*A limited food menu will be available through the Parrott Delaney Tavern.

WarriorTHON @ Eastern Connecticut State University - Geissler Gymnasium
Apr 6 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

WarriorTHON is comprised of a group of students at Eastern Connecticut State University who are united by one mission – to help sick and injured kids in the local community get the treatment they need and the compassionate care they deserve. The 2019 leadership team is headed up by ECSU students, Felicity Dyer and Lauren Landry, Co-Executive Directors, who are supported by a talented group of soon to be young professionals.

As a first year Miracle Network Dance Marathon in 2018, ECSU students united around children and families to raise an outstanding $11,612. They look forward to filling the gymnasium on campus with energy and excitement on April 6th and encourage their campus and the community to get involved by sponsoring or making a donation.

Rockville RockaTHON @ Rockville High School
Apr 6 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Dr. Martin with one of his patients

Supporting Advanced Care in Your Backyard

In the Department of Neurosurgery at Connecticut Children’s, top neurosurgeons use the most advanced techniques and technologies to provide diagnoses and therapy. Whenever possible, Connecticut Children’s pediatric neurosurgeons use minimally invasive surgical techniques such as neuro-endoscopy to treat neonatal patients, infants, children and teens including:

  • Neuroendoscopic management of hydrocephalus and selected intracranial disease
  • Endonasal surgical management of selected skull base tumors and conditions
  • Minimally invasive surgical management of craniosynostosis

Dedicated to the Care of Children

  • Providing unparalleled care for children in Connecticut & Western Massachusetts
  • The only free-standing children’s hospital in Connecticut
  • An American College of Surgeons verified Level 1 trauma center
  • Offering 24/7 in-house pediatric anesthesia and pediatric critical care attending coverage
  • Offering 24/7 coverage by fellowship-trained pediatric neurosurgeons


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Help kids like Siaana

Thankful. Life-altering news, yet one sentiment remained. Thankful.

An unexpected visit to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center led to a battery of tests. And then came the diagnosis: a congenital heart defect. Ten-month-old Siaana would require emergency open-heart surgery.

Her parents spent the week of Thanksgiving in the intensive care unit where Siaana began her journey to recovery… feeling thankful that their baby girl would have the chance to grow up.

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