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.
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.
Patients in need of critical-care were transported to Connecticut Children's from regional hospitals. Of that, more than 300 were NICU babies.
Patient visits to the emergency department, which equate to 163 per day. No one is turned away due to an inability to pay.
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.
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:
Join the Avon Chapter of UNICO for a wonderful dinner followed by dancing, silent auction and an Italian cookie dessert station. A cash bar will be available for guests 21 and older. Proceeds in support of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center will benefit the Infusion & Outpatient Dialysis Centers. For more information or to RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is proud to be a beneficiary of fundraising activities managed by the Avon Chapter of UNICO, having contributed nearly $70,000 since 2013 in support of world-class care for children in our region. Avon UNICO is part of a national non-profit, the largest Italian American service organization in the country. In Italian, the word unico means “unique” or “one of a kind” and has become an acronym standing for Unity, Neighborliness, Integrity, Charity, and Opportunity (UNICO) and represents the character and purpose of the organization.
Weslyan University is on a mission to help sick and injured kids in their local community. They are raising funds and awareness through a Dance Marathon for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Connecticut Children’s treats more than 100,000 patients annually—with care ranging from annual checkups to treatments for a life-threatening disease or chronic illness—from Connecticut and beyond.
WesTHON was established by Shane Ross, who serves as co-executive director along with Grant Hill. Shane shared that WesTHON successfully raised more than $25,000 in their first two years without any University sponsored support. Shane was inspired to make a difference because he understand the anguish a sick family member can impose upon a family and he wanted to change that. After learning about Miracle Network Dance Marathons, he knew how to make it happen for families served by Connecticut’s only free-standing pediatric medical center.
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.