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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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326,410 Patient Visits


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


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 equates to more than 152 per day. No one is turned away due to an inability to pay.

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PJ Day for the Kids Dec 8

Schools and businesses
throughout Connecticut
December 8, 2017

PJ Day for the Kids
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Gala Nov 11

Connecticut Convention Center
Hartford, CT
November 11, 2017

Connecticut Children's Medical Center Gala

Upcoming Events

Friends Helping Friends @ Boscov’s Department Store - Westfield Shopping Center
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

Boscov's Friends Helping FriendsCome one, come all Boscov’s Department Store’s “Friends Helping Friends” campaign is supporting the community again!

Join us on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm. Purchase a $5.00 savings pass and shop until you drop with 25% off on almost all purchases in the store. This community-based event will have prizes, refreshments and entertainment throughout the entire store.

So what are you waiting for?
Get a jump-start on your holiday shopping!

Boscov’s is donating 100% of savings pass sales directly to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
Contact Chrissa Caramia at 860.837.5728 or to purchase your savings pass today.

Extra Life – Play Games. Heal Kids. @ Anywhere you want!
Nov 4 @ 8:00 am – 10:09 pm

Extra Life is a year-round fundraising initiative that culminates in a 24-hour gaming challenge, where participants can play from the comfort of their own homes while supporting their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Last year, Extra Life raised more than $77,000 for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

The concept of Extra Life is that people pledge their support to the gamers to play any games they wish for an allotted amount of time. Participants are encouraged to participate in a 24-hour National Game Day, which will be on November 4 this year, but they are able to do this any day of the year for any amount of time they’d like. Fundraising begins on January 1, 2017 and ends on December 31, 2017.

To get involved or request more information on this year’s Extra Life activities for Connecticut Children’s please contact, Marissa Troiano.

Extra Life unites thousands of gamers around the world to play games in support of their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Since its inception in 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $30 million for sick and injured kids. Sign up today and dedicate a day of play for kids in your community!

Check out who is gaming!Extra Life Community Details

Jamie’s Run for Connecticut Children’s @ Standish Park Old Wethersfield
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
The Knotts family honors the life and memory of Jamie annually while raising funds to support other families who are currently struggling with cancer and blood disorders.

Experience the thrill of joining more than 800 runners, walkers and fun runners in Connecticut Children’s largest 5K road race event! This inspirational morning features music, inflatables, refreshments, kids’ activities, mascots and more.

The 5K certified course is fast and flat – a great Manchester Road Race qualifier – and circles the historic Wethersfield Town Green. Prizes for the top three male/female finishers in each age category.

The JK Kids K is one of the largest fun runs in the area and is chip timed with amazing LEGO prizes in 4 age categories!

The Charity Walk allows all ages and paces to join in the fun and walk for the cause.

Individual and team fundraising is available at

Register Today!

Jamie Knotts was only 5 months old when she passed away from a rare liver cancer. Over the past seven years, Jamie’s Run has raised more than $330,000 for Cancer Clinical Trials and Family Support Programs at Connecticut Children’s in her name.

Your participation supports leading-edge cancer research, providing essential resources necessary to find a cure. Beyond the medicine, emotional and financial assistance is crucial to families fighting this disease. The diagnosis of a child with cancer is devastating. Until a cure is found, the mission of Jamie’s Run is to care for the whole family as they move through treatment and beyond.


7:30 am Registrations and Refreshments
9:00 am 5K Road Race and Charity Walk
10:00 am Kids’ K Fun Run
10:20 am Awards and Prizes

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Gala @ Connecticut Convention Center
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Gala

A wondrous place for you and me

We’ve rolled out the magic carpet to fly to a whole new world. This year’s Gala will transport you to an exotic Arabian marketplace and palace featuring live musicians, fortune tellers and a henna tattoo artist. You will be amazed by an exhilarating fire performance troupe, belly dancers, and world-renowned mentalist Craig Karges.

This year’s Gala will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm at the Connecticut Convention Center. Your support of the Gala ensures that all children, from infants to adolescents, receive the highly specialized medical and surgical services Connecticut Children’s offers. From neurosurgery to oncology, to orthopedics, and everything in between, our accomplished pediatric subspecialists treat even the most complex conditions in a state-of-the-art facility designed especially for kids.

This year’s Bid 4 Kidz will support the new Infusion and Dialysis Center, the first of its kind in Connecticut. Connecticut Children’s is committed to enhancing the care experience for children who need infusion therapy. Patients who need infusion therapy on a regular basis for extended periods of time may begin to feel defined by their disease. Receiving treatment in an over-crowded, windowless room can make that definition bleak and discouraging. By making a gift in support of the new Center, you are providing a space that will effectively redefine a child’s outlook on life and on themselves.

We invite you to participate by attending, donating or sponsoring the Gala, serving as a member of the Honorary Committee or donating an auction for our live or silent auction. For more details, please call Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation at 860-537-5700.

Register Sponsorship Opportunities Donate to Bid4Kidz

Our Honorary Committee Co-Chairs

Christine Finck, MD, FACS
Gayle & Steven Temkin

Our Honorary Committee

William Agostinucci
Tom and Melanie Barnes
Tracey and Craig Bonanni
Shari and Michael Cantor
Trisha and Jeffrey Farmer
Ashley and Chip Gengras
Nancy and Jeffrey Hoffman
Emma and Dave Kinahan
Cynthia and Cato Laurencin
Emily Germain-Lee and Se-Jin Lee
Lois and Edward Lewis
Jacqui Robertson and Larry Milan
Trudy and Kola Olofinboba
Linda and David Roth
Rachel Garron and Scott Schoem
Debbie and Jim Shmerling
Ann and Rob Taylor
Joelle and Moses Vargas

Kathy and Geno Auriemma
Jordan and Guy Beaudoin
Dez and Tyler Burke
Martha and Jim Fanelli
Kathy and Marty Gavin
Cheryl and Matt Hoey
Debra Hendler and Jeffrey Hyams
Shannon and Jeffrey Klenk
Jill and Bobby Le Blanc
Judie and Coleman Levy
Jolyn and Jim Manafort
Kristan Pierz and Brian Molinari
Bethany and Gil Peri
Olga Toro-Salazar and Juan Carlos Salazar
Francine and Bob Shanfield
Leslie and Steven Silverman
Susan and Jeffrey Thomson
Meg Scranton Wilson and Phil Wilson


Thank you to our sponsors

Aladdin Sponsors

Integrated Anethesia Associates

Jasmine Sponsors

Connecticut Business Systems LAZ Parking

Magic Carpet Sponsors

Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc.

Barnes Group Foundation

M. Frank Higgins & Co., Inc.

Tea Leaf Realty

Sultan Sponsor

Hooker & Holcombe

Abu Sponsors

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Connecticut Hospital Association

Fairview Capital Partners

Hartford Yardgoats

Hartford Healthcare Federal Credit Union

Hoffman Auto Group

Mandell/Braunstein Family

Standard Builders, Inc.

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Who You ARE Supporting

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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