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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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Extra Life - Play Games. Heal Kids. Nov 7

Location of your choice
November 7, 2020

Extra Life - Play Games. Heal Kids.
Jamie's Run Virtual 5K and Kids K Nov 1

Standish Park
Old Wethersfield, CT
November 1-8, 2020

Jamie's Run Virtual 5K and Kids K

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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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Extra Life – Play Games. Heal Kids. @ Anywhere you choose
Nov 7 all-day

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 $72,000 for Connecticut Children’s.


Registration Types

Extra Life Classic Participant

Signing up for Extra Life as a Classic Participant is completely free and still lets you unlock digital incentives from our community partners.

Extra Life Platinum Participant

Platinum Participants pay $19 USD but can unlock platinum-only fundraising power ups like stickers, t-shirts & medals!


Join our Extra Life Facebook group to receive notifications about special upcoming gaming days! To get involved or request more information on this year’s Extra Life activities for Connecticut Children’s please email Jessica Swirson or call 860-837-5274.

Check out who is gaming!

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!
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Connecticut Children’s VIRTUAL Gala @ Virtual Event
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Attention Flappers and Fellas!

Connecticut Children’s Gala is going virtual! With technology at our fingertips, we will deliver an unforgettable evening featuring inspirational stories, celebrity entertainment, unique auction packages, prize drawings and awards for best dressed. Put on your glad rags, pop a bottle of champagne and join us from the comfort of your own home, as we pay homage to one of the most exciting times in American history—the Roaring ’20s.

If you are interested in learning more about opportunities to get involved, please contact Bree Pelczar at 860-837-5713 or events@connecticutchildrens.org.

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PJ Day for the Kids
Dec 11 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am
PJ Day for the Kids

Calling all Schools and Businesses!

Give $1 – Wear your PJs – Support Kids with Cancer

PJ Day for the Kids kicks off its 10th anniversary with a mission to not only raise money, but to honor the brave kids fighting cancer at Connecticut Children’s. Join us as students and businesses across Connecticut wear their PJs for the kids. Coordinate a PJ Day for your school or business now by clicking here.

Since 2011, thousands of children in Connecticut have worn their PJs to school and, simultaneously, have raised more than $1,000,000 in support of kids at Connecticut Children’s. Each year, PJ Day has inspired more and more schools and businesses across the state of Connecticut to participate. Won’t you join them?

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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