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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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100,000+ Children


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


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 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
Cycle Out Cancer Jan 26

Canton, CT
January 26, 2019

Cycle Out Cancer

Upcoming Events

Cycle Out Cancer @ CycleBar - The Shoppes at Farmington Valley
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Who are you cycling for?

Register Today!

Beat back winter and head over to CycleBar at The Shoppes at Farmington Valley to “Cycle Out Cancer” for an epic, one-of-a-kind spinning event on January 26, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Register for a one-hour class or for multiple hours by clicking on the “tickets” button on the eventbrite registration website. There will be t-shirts, food, awards and prizes.

You and your friends can beat the January chill, spinning indoors at your own pace. Burn up and down the virtual hills or cruise the open road. Either way, you will be “Cycling Out Cancer” for kids in our region receiving treatment at the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

CYCLEBAR of Canton is a premium indoor cycling facility opened by Kevin and Liz Anderson in September 2018. Kevin is a retired colonel with the United States Marine Corps and retired Connecticut State Trooper. They are excited to bring a new cycling experience to the Farmington Valley and look forward to giving back to the community.

Lunar New Year @ Panda Express
Feb 5 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Panda Express Invites Guests To Welcome Good Fortune Together In 2019

As ambassadors of Chinese culture, Panda Express welcomes individuals across the nation to join the annual celebration of Lunar New Year, a holiday steeped in tradition, symbolism and cultural storytelling. “The spirit of Lunar New Year is at the heart of what Panda Express commits to doing every day in our restaurants and communities, which is to bring family and friends together through food and shared experiences,” said Peggy Cherng, co-chair and co-chief executive officer of Panda Restaurant Group. “The hope for our Lunar New Year celebration is to broaden the understanding and appreciation for a holiday that honors respect for others and time with family. We believe this is a universal message to which everyone can relate.”

On February 5th, visit Panda Express at the I-95 Service Plaza in Milford or at the Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods to join in the celebration and see what surprises Panda Express has in store… Maybe there will be lucky red envelopes! Panda Express encourages guests to round-up their total at the register, with proceeds to support Connecitcut Children’s.

In 2017, Connecticut Panda Express locations in Milford and Mashantucket contributed more than $5,400 to Connecticut Children’s. They have been a dedicated supporter of Connecticut Children’s since 2014, having raised more than $32,000 through their partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

ZumbaTHON @ Hugh S. Greer Field House - UConn
Feb 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Let Zumba Fitness be Your Stress Reliever

ZumbaTHON is the best way to get prepared for HuskyTHON’s 18-hour dance marathon! It’s a 3-hour Zumba Fitness dance party, and all for a great cause! On February 10th, from 1 pm to 4 pm, your favorite UConn Bodywise instructors will be rockin’ the UConn Field House with your favorite dance styles: Salsa, Merengue, Samba, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Hip-hop, Pop, Bollywood, and more!


ZumbaTHON is open to anyone — not just UConn students!

Bring your friends, family, colleagues, classmates, teammates, coworkers… whomever! Stay as long as you’d like — every instructor will be teaching during every hour, so if you have a favorite (or several favorites, as the case may be), you can’t miss them!

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

Register by February 7th to save on admission

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

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.

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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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