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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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Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day Apr 10

April 10, 2018
Ben & Jerry's
West Hartford, CT

Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day
Joe Kelly Memorial 5K Road Race Apr 28

Lisbon Town Hall
Lisbon, CT
April 28, 2018

Joe Kelly Memorial 5K Road Race

Upcoming Events

Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day @ Ben & Jerry's
Apr 10 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy a Free Cone, Courtesy of Ben & Jerry’s!

Since 1979, Ben & Jerry’s has been saying “thank you” to fans around the world by sponsoring Free Cone Day. This year, Ben & Jerry’s of West Hartford Center has selected Connecticut Children’s Medical Center as its charity of choice for its Free Cone Day Celebration!

Donations are welcome and appreciated. One hundred percent of event proceeds benefit patients at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation welcomes volunteers on Free Cone Day and we’d love to have you. Multiple shifts available, tons of free ice cream & fun! For more information, please contact Summer Sivetz via email or 860-837-5725.

Joe Kelly Memorial 5K Road Race @ Lisbon Town Hall
Apr 28 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Joe Kelly Memorial 5K Road Race

Team Joe Kelly – Train for Life!

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The charming New England town of Lisbon is ready for the pounding of hundreds of runners’ feet who are joining Team Joe Kelly for an inspirational Memorial 5K Road Race providing financial and emotional support for children and families fighting pediatric cancer at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

In loving memory of Joe Kelly.

Team Joe Kelly was created to honor the memory of Joe Kelly, who courageously battled brain cancer for two years. While Joe was only 14 when he passed away, his goodness and positive attitude for life impacted all of those who knew him. He was thoughtful, kind, generous and truly cared for others. Joe was also passionate about sports. Whether he was playing football, baseball or basketball, he was competitive, but mainly loved being part of a team. After brain cancer treatment, Joe wanted to play football again. Physical therapists worked with him to develop his balance so he could do the kickoff one final time – and he did. Joe’s memory continues to inspire others to train on and Train for Life!

Team Joe Kelly welcomes runners and walkers at any level, from the recreational hiker to the experienced road runner. Leashed pets and jogging strollers welcome. Kids can enjoy a 1-mile loop through the Meadows in Katie Kelly’s Fun Run!

By registering today, you are joining Team Joe Kelly, shining a light in the absolute darkness for families fighting childhood cancer. Online registration closes midnight, Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Don’t delay, register and start fundraising today!

Osborn Correctional Institutional Bowling Tournament @ Hall of Fame Lanes
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm

The Osborn Correctional Institution is hosting an evening of bowling, live music and pizza on April 28th at 7pm. Bowlers will come together at Hall of Fame Lanes in East Hartford to compete for the title of Best Bowler while supporting Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is grateful for the support of organizations who join together in our commitment to make Connecticut’s Children the healthiest in the country through family-centered care, research, education and advocacy.

This event is open to employees of Osborn Correctional Institution.

The Mother of Markets @ Elm Ridge Park
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Take part in the 1st Annual Mother of Markets and its family-friendly activities all day!

The Mother of Markets is a market for all and is focused on the amazing hand crafted artisans of Connecticut. Please join us on Saturday, May 5, 2018 (rain date Sunday, May 6, 2018) at the beautiful Elm Ridge Park in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. This is bound to be an event you will not want to miss!

There will be over 50 local artisans joining us, including potters, artists, woodworkers, jewelry makers, bag and clothing designers, vintage decoration and upcycle and repurposed goods. Support local farmer’s favorites with homemade jams, artisan cheeses, hot sauces, baked goods, plants … and so much more! There will be a variety of delicious food trucks, live music, face painters and additional entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

The Mother of Markets will also be hosting a raffle of epic proportions in support of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

Free parking and free admission. Visit Facebook for updates on The Mother of Markets and don’t forget to ‘Like’ Rusted Nail Salvage on Facebook!

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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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