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Our Mission

At Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation, our mission is to support Connecticut Children’s. 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

114,000+ Children

114,000+

Each year, more than 114,000 children receive care made possible by contributions to the Greatest Need Children's Fund.

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 164 per day. No one is turned away due to an inability to pay.

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Ace Hardware Bucket Days @ Participating Locations throughout Connecticut, excluding Fairfield County
Jul 31 – Aug 2 all-day

Make a $5 donation to Connecticut Children’s, your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, and get a five gallon bucket and 20% off whatever fits in it, with normal exclusions. Please see stores for details.

Since becoming a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals partner in 1991, Ace Hardware has raised more than $100 million for local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country. This success stems from the creative fundraising efforts of the Ace Hardware Foundation and the generous contributions of Ace retailers, customers, vendor partners and team members.


Participating Locations

Branford Building Supplies, Branford
Larsen Ace Hardware, Canton
R W Hine Ace Hardware, Cheshire
Steward’s Ace Hardware, Clinton
Hope Ace Hardware, Colchester
East Hampton Ace Hardware East Hampton
Katz Ace Hardware, Glastonbury
Hebron Ace Hardware, Hebron
Ace Hardware of Kent, Kent
Ace Home Center Middletown
Ace Home Center, Norwich
Ace Hardware, Oxford
Ace Hardware, Rocky Hill
Rocky’s Ace Hardware, Vernon
Larsen Ace Hardware, West Hartford
Windsor Ace Hardware, Windsor
Ace Hardware, Woodbury

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Lyman Orchards Sunflower Maze @ Lyman Orchards
Aug 1 – Aug 30 all-day

Sunflowers as far as the eye can see

Come get lost in OUTER SPACE at Lyman Orchard’s sunflower maze! With more than 350,000 red and yellow sunflowers immersing guests in a 360-degree environment, it’s a wonderful experience for children and adults alike. Enjoy Lyman Orchards 2.5-acre sunflower maze as yellow finches and beautiful butterflies fly around.

Open Daily 9:00 am – 5:00 pm from August 1 through August 30.

$1 of each admission is donated to in support of pediatric cancer patients at Connecticut Children’s. Over the past 13 years, supporters of the maze have helped Lyman Orchards contributed more than $132,000 to the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Connecticut Children’s.

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Geno Auriemma’s Fore the Kids Virtual Program @ Comfort of your own home.
Aug 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Geno Auriemma's Fore the Kids Virtual Program @ Comfort of your own home.

Join Geno Auriemma’s Fore the Kids Virtual Program

With your safety and health as our top priority, we will be broadcasting a virtual reception program in place of our on-site evening event. We look forward to having this event open to the public for the first time!

Our Fore the Kids Virtual Program will feature Hall of Fame Coach Geno Auriemma, celebrity guests, follow-along interactive cocktail creations, a patient ambassador who came to Connecticut Children’s at only 2 days old, as well as silent/live auction items and a live appeal. To cap off your evening, enjoy an entertaining keynote address from Geno Auriemma.

If you are interested in joining our virtual program, please check back for more information.

 

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Geno Auriemma’s Fore the Kids Charity Golf Day @ Hartford Golf Club
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Geno Auriemma's Fore the Kids Charity Golf Day @ Hartford Golf Club | West Hartford | Connecticut | United States

This is your chance to “tee it” up with Geno Auriemma, the hall-of-fame coach.

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For golfing enthusiasts and fans of Coach Auriemma, we provide the ultimate experience at the area’s premier venue, supporting the most meaningful cause.

In these uncertain times, we understand this event will look a little different this year. We and the Hartford Golf Club will have a plan in place to give you a great day of golf while keeping you safe and healthy.

Enjoy incredible food and beverage, exceptional cigars and exciting contests on the course.

Tournament proceeds will provide funding for the Greatest Need Children’s Fund at Connecticut Children’s. Over the past 17 years, the tournament has raised more than $2 million for Connecticut Children’s. Thank you Coach Auriemma, our dedicated committee and all of our sponsors!

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Help Kids Like Emily

Facing an extraordinary medical challenge.

For our daughter Em, feeding issues and limited language were a daily struggle. We had so many questions about her future, with no real answers. But when we met speech language pathologist, Kelly Mabry, PhD, at Connecticut Children’s, everything changed for our family.

Read about Em and Dr. Mabry