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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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Upcoming Events

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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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CLUBWAKA Sand Volleyball Charity Classic @ Revolutions Volleyball Courts
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

CLUBWAKA Sand Volleyball Charity ClassicCLUBWAKA is back for the 3rd Annual Sand Volleyball Charity Classic! They have partnered with Revolutions, Rogo Distributors, iHeart Media to bring you a volleyball tournament to benefit Connecticut Children’s.

Adam Rivers from KC101 will be back DJing and playing your favorite music. We’ll have the photo booth, lawn games, food and drink specials all day.

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There are three prize categories this year.

• The tournament winners will receive $1,500 cash.
• The most spirited (voted on by players) will receive tickets to 6 flags.
• OUR NEWEST PRIZE: The team that raises the most money on Connecticut Children’s website (deadline will be August 20, 2020) will win a VIP tailgate party for a TBD country concert!

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Revolutions Bowling & Lounge

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The Hartford Personal Lines Golf Tournament @ Blue Fox Run Golf Course
Aug 28 @ 10:30 am

The Hartford Financial Services GroupJoin The Hartford for a day of golf!

The Hartford Personal Lines division invites golfers of all levels to join them for a day of good sportsmanship and conversation on the links. Pros not eligible for golf prizes. Entries are limited to first 175 paid registrants. Please register by July 31st.

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Golf entry ($125) includes:

18 Holes of golf with cart
Incredible hole-in-one prizes
Prizes for 1st and 2nd place Gross and Net scores
Closest to the pin prizes on all par 3’s
Men’s and Women’s long drive contest
Lunch at the turns
Buffet dinner following play

Dinner entry ($50) includes:

Buffet dinner at the clubhouse
Eligibility to partake in after-dinner raffle
10 raffle tickets

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16th Annual Ben Nascimbeni, Jr. Memorial Golf Classic @ Online Fundraiser for 2020 Event
Aug 31 all-day
Ben Nascimbeni, Jr. with his oldest son.
Ben Nascimbeni, Jr. with his oldest son.

It’s our 16th year, and while we regret that we are unable to host an in-person tournament, we look forward to seeing what we can raise through a virtual event—let’s make it our best yet!

Join us VIRTUALLY in support of Connecticut Children’s while remembering a remarkable young man. Proceeds from this event brings hope to children and young adults with cancer.

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The Ben Nascimbeni, Jr. Memorial Fund is dedicated to supporting access to, and treatment protocols of, the Clinical Trials Program at Connecticut Children’s. Ben’s family vowed to help find a cure – so no other families would experience the nightmare caused by this devastating disease.

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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