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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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114,000+ Children


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

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

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Upcoming Events

36th Annual Swing for Charity Golf Outing @ Rolling Hills Country Club
Sep 28 @ 9:30 am – 6:30 pm

For more than thirty years the Connecticut Chapter of the Club Management Association of America has hosted the Swing for Charity Golf Outing. The proceeds of these outings have benefited Connecticut children’s charities, including the Connecticut Children’s, Special Olympics Connecticut, and First Tee. The outing continues to be a wonderful day of support for worthwhile causes where club managers, vendors, colleagues and friends enjoy a day on the course followed by an outstanding reception.


The success of the Outing is always due to the enthusiastic support of chapter members and generous sponsorship of local vendors. Over the years the Connecticut Chapter has raised more than $800,000 for various children’s charities.

We will be practicing all safety guidelines for the tournament to ensure the safety of our participants, volunteers and staff.


• 9:30 a.m. Registration
• 10:30 a.m. Breakfast / Lunch
• 11:30 a.m. Shotgun Start Food stations and refreshments on the course
• 4:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
Hearty Hors d’Oeuvres, Stations, and Open Bar • Entertainment • Outing Awards, Silent Auction, Raffle Drawing


Shamble – Select the best shot off the tee. Move all balls to that spot, then play individual stroke play until each member of the group has holed out.


Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places for Low Gross and Low Net. Additional competitions of skill (and luck) will be featured on several holes…don’t forget to bring cash!


Be sure to join the cocktail reception after the outing. Join spouses, friends, and colleagues for a great evening at Rolling Hills Country Club. Browse (and bid!) on the silent auction, pick the winning raffle ticket, and enjoy the great cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and dinner with colleagues, friends and supporters of the chapter. $75 per person, Email your reservation to: or register online.

Eversource Hartford Marathon – Team Connecticut Children’s @ Virtual Event
Oct 8 – Oct 11 all-day


The 2020 Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon will take place from October 8 through 11 as a virtual event and includes a new 10K race distance.

Team Connecticut Children’s is proud to be the largest, official charity team participating in the *VIRTUAL* Eversource Hartford Marathon. Every year, our team has grown larger and more successful than the last. Over the past 16 years, team members have raised over $725,000 and more than $124,000 in 2019 alone! With your help we’ll keep growing, running, and supporting Connecticut Children’s.

How your participation helps Connecticut Children’s:

All funds you raise, including your $25 registration fee, will go directly to Connecticut Children’s! This year, you will fundraise as a member of Team Connecticut Children’s through the Hartford Marathon Foundation’s registration platform.

Team Connecticut Children’s is sponsored by


Through the financial support of HMF sponsor partners, led by Eversource, all race participants will still receive a finisher medal and long-sleeve technical shirt to commemorate their race. While the event will be virtual – meaning all participants run their race at a location of their choice – participants will receive training support materials and event experiences digitally, including race bibs, finisher certificates and custom race day playlists. Participants also have the option to submit verified results following their race and appear in race results online.

Reid’s Run 5K Trail Run/Walk @ Winding Trails
Oct 18 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

*All in-person participants must register online – no walk-up registration*
*Limited to 100 participants in-person, unlimited Virtual 5K participation*

Lace up and join us at the 6th Annual Reid’s Run 5K Trail Run and Walk, in person or virtually. Enjoy the pristine woods of Winding Trails, where we encourage all skill levels to run in the trail race or take in the scenery on the non-competitive 5K walk. The first 200 registrants will receive a Connecticut Children’s face mask.

Age category awards will be tallied with virtual results and announced on the website. Reid’s Run is a rewarding celebration you will enjoy whether you are a serious athlete or simply love the outdoors. Your participation in the race and/or as a fundraiser supports the Reid R. Sacco Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Program at Connecticut Children’s.

Sign-up for Reid’s Run  Reid Sacco AYA Cancer Program

Jamie’s Run Virtual 5K and Kids K @ Standish Park - Old Wethersfield
Nov 1 @ 9:00 am – Nov 8 @ 11:45 pm

Experience the virtual THRILL!

Lace up for Connecticut Children’s largest 5K road race event – this time at your pace, your place. The 11th Annual Road Race, walk and Kids’ K will be virtual this year! All registered participants will receive a long-sleeve t-shirt and bib, and the first 500 registrants will receive a Connecticut Children’s face mask. You’ll have so much fun while supporting vital cancer research and family support at Connecticut Children’s, giving kids and families hope!

Why not set up a fundraising team?

Jamie Knotts lost her battle with a rare liver cancer at 5 1/2 months old in 2010. This race not only honors Jamie, but also the doctors, nurses and staff at Connecticut Children’s who are living angels to the children and families who are currently struggling with cancer and blood disorders.

Your participation will ensure a brighter future for children all over Connecticut, who come to Connecticut Children’s for state-of-the-art care. The race for a cure for many forms of cancer and blood disorders continues. The proceeds equally support the Cancer Clinical Trials Program, which helps to offer the latest advancements in treatment, and the Family Assistance Fund, because the last thing a parent needs to worry about when their child is diagnosed with cancer is how to pay the bills.

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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