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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

100,000+ Children

100,000+

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

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

59,485

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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Dairy Queen Free Cone Day Mar 20

Dairy Queen
Participating locations
throughout Connecticut
March 20, 2019

Dairy Queen Free Cone Day
HuskyTHON Feb 23

Greer Field House
UCONN-Storrs, CT
Feb 23-24, 2019

HuskyTHON

Upcoming Events

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HuskyTHON @ Hugh S. Greer Field House - UConn
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm

HuskyTHONRaise them up!

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 over the course of a weekend in February.

From humble beginnings, HuskyTHON has grown to become the largest fund-raising event in support of Connecticut Children’s. UConn students are proud of this accomplishment, but 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 Medical Center, we believe in giving children the care they deserve.”

Aedan's HuskyTHON arrival
Aedan, a patient at Connecticut Children’s, arrives at the 2017 HuskyTHON to be welcomed by more than 3,000 UConn students.

HuskyTHON is an annual fund-raising effort coordinated by the students at the University of Connecticut. Last year alone, HuskyTHON raised more than $1 million and since 2000 they have raised nearly $5 million. For more information about HuskyTHON, please visit www.huskython.org

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is a nationally recognized, non-profit children’s hospital and serves as the primary teaching hospital for UConn’s School of Medicine. 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 and never turns a family away.

Mar
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Night of Champions Reception @ Geno's Fast Break Pub at Mohegan Sun
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Exclusive Mix & Mingle Opportunity with Hall of Fame Coach

Connecticut Children’s is excited to announce the Night of Champions Reception* hosted at Geno’s Fast Break Pub at Mohegan Sun. This once-in-a-lifetime evening for guests to mix and mingle with Coach Auriemma and former notable student-athlete champions. This is a must-attend event for all the right reasons—act quickly as tickets will sell out!

Special guests include:

Jamelle Elliott ♦ Maria Conlon ♦ Heather Buck ♦ Lorin Dixon ♦ Meghan Culmo


Reserve your Ticket
Tickets are $125 per person by March 5, 2019; advance purchase only.
Guests must be at least 21 years old.


Proceeds from this reception will support the 2019 Geno Auriemma’s Fore the Kids Tournament funding priorities – the purchase of two important pieces of equipment for Connecticut Children’s:

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) new transport isolette, which is a self-contained, high-performance transport incubator. As a Level IV NICU, the highest level trauma certification, the Medical Center treats the sickest infants in the region. Last year more than 300 newborns required transportion to Connecticut Children’s from regional hospitals. This new isolette will enhance the care we provide to these tiny patients on their way to Connecticut Children’s.
  • Highly specialized Spinal Surgery Table for patients undergoing complex spine surgeries. Surgeons can more easily position, rotate and stabilize the patients using this highly specialized device. This equipment will bring next-level care and positive outcomes to children with spinal issues and deformities.

*Photography is allowed, however, no autographs, filming or video recording are permitted.

Mar
12
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IHOP Free Pancake Day @ IHOP Restaurants
Mar 12 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Pancakes for a Purpose

Join IHOP restaurants throughout Connecticut as they celebrate the 14th annual National Pancake Day! Guests will enjoy a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes and in return, IHOP will be collecting donations in support of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

IHOP National Pancake Day

Visit the Connecticut IHOP location nearest you!

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Bloomfield – 339 Cottage Grove Road
Hamden – 2400 Dixwell Avenue
Manchester – 191 Deming Street
Newington – 3280 Berlin Turnpike
Orange – 486 Boston Post Road
Southington – 885 Queen Street
Wallingford – 1040 North Colony Road
Waterbury – 495 Union Street

Mar
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Dairy Queen Free Cone Day
Mar 20 all-day

Enjoy the first day of spring with Dairy Queen!

At participating Dairy Queen® locations throughout Connecticut, fans will enjoy a free small vanilla soft-serve cone with the signature curl on top (limit one per customer while supplies last). Stores will be collecting donations in support of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center through their partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Celebrating more than 30 years and $125 million raised for local kids!
Dairy Queen® loves kids. Whether its kids’ sports teams celebrating at our restaurants after games, children enjoying dinner with their parents or teenagers visiting for cool treats at the end of a date, DQ® and kids go hand in hand. And if these cherished youngsters ever become sick or injured, we want to help assure they have the best medical care available. That’s why the DQ® system has been a proud national partner of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 1984.

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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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