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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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OUR IMPACT

326,410 Patient Visits

326,410

Patient care visits made possible by contributions to the Connecticut Children's Annual Giving Fund, which touches every corner of the Medical Center.

Annual Pediatric Transports

532

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

55,458

Patient visits to the emergency department which equates to more than 152 per day. No one is turned away due to an inability to pay.

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Lyman Orchards Sunflower Maze @ Lyman Orchards
Aug 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This Summer, Dive into Oceans of Fun at the Sunflower Maze!

Lyman OrchardsThis year’s Sunflower Maze is based upon the new hit kids’ series, Splash and Bubbles. The show follows the adventures of Splash, Bubbles, Dunk, and Ripple as they dive into fun adventure in the incredible world of marine biology and oceanography.

The Sunflower Maze is an incredible experience, with more than 350,000 red and yellow sunflowers surrounding you in a 360-degree environment. Get lost in this 2.5-acre maze as yellow finches and beautiful butterflies fly around. Open Daily 9am-5pm beginning July 29th through August 27.

$1 of each admission is donated to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Over the past 10 years, over $79,000 has been donated to the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Connecticut Children’s.

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Lyman Orchards Sunflower Maze @ Lyman Orchards
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This Summer, Dive into Oceans of Fun at the Sunflower Maze!

Lyman OrchardsThis year’s Sunflower Maze is based upon the new hit kids’ series, Splash and Bubbles. The show follows the adventures of Splash, Bubbles, Dunk, and Ripple as they dive into fun adventure in the incredible world of marine biology and oceanography.

The Sunflower Maze is an incredible experience, with more than 350,000 red and yellow sunflowers surrounding you in a 360-degree environment. Get lost in this 2.5-acre maze as yellow finches and beautiful butterflies fly around. Open Daily 9am-5pm beginning July 29th through August 27.

$1 of each admission is donated to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Over the past 10 years, over $79,000 has been donated to the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Connecticut Children’s.

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13th Annual Ben Nascimbeni, Jr. Memorial Golf Classic @ Simsbury Farms Golf Course
Aug 18 @ 9:30 am – 7:00 pm
Ben Nascimbeni, Jr. with his oldest son.
Ben Nascimbeni, Jr. with his oldest son.

It’s our 13th year – let’s TEE IT UP for the kids, and make it the best yet!  Join us on the picturesque Simsbury Farms Golf Course, while remembering a remarkable young man and bringing hope to children and young adults with cancer. Registration closes Monday, July 31, 2017. Please download the registration form and join us for golf or just the dinner reception. If you can’t join us, please consider supporting our cause by donating below.


The Ben Nascimbeni, Jr. Memorial Fund is dedicated to supporting access to, and treatment protocols of, the Clinical Trials Program at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Ben’s wife, Stacy, his brother Michael, and Ben’s parents vowed to help find a cure – so no other families would experience the nightmare caused by this devastating disease.

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Schedule:

Golf Day Package Includes:

9:30 am Registration On-course contests including a Hole-In-One sponsored by Sullivan’s O’Neill’s Chevrolet Buick of Avon
11:00 am Shotgun Start Practice Range with Balls
4:00 pm Cocktail Hour, Beer/Wine Lunch and Dinner
5:00 pm Dinner and Awards On-Course Beverage Cart

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Lyman Orchards Sunflower Maze @ Lyman Orchards
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This Summer, Dive into Oceans of Fun at the Sunflower Maze!

Lyman OrchardsThis year’s Sunflower Maze is based upon the new hit kids’ series, Splash and Bubbles. The show follows the adventures of Splash, Bubbles, Dunk, and Ripple as they dive into fun adventure in the incredible world of marine biology and oceanography.

The Sunflower Maze is an incredible experience, with more than 350,000 red and yellow sunflowers surrounding you in a 360-degree environment. Get lost in this 2.5-acre maze as yellow finches and beautiful butterflies fly around. Open Daily 9am-5pm beginning July 29th through August 27.

$1 of each admission is donated to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Over the past 10 years, over $79,000 has been donated to the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Connecticut Children’s.

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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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