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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

100,000+ Children

100,000+

Each year, more than 100,000 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 163 per day. No one is turned away due to an inability to pay.

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Extra Life - Play Games. Heal Kids. Nov 2

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November 2, 2019

Extra Life - Play Games. Heal Kids.
Connecticut Children's Gala Nov 2

Connecticut Convention Center
Hartford, CT
November 2, 2019

Connecticut Children's Gala

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Extra Life – Play Games. Heal Kids. @ Anywhere you want!
Nov 2 all-day

Extra Life. Play Games. Heal Kids.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 $114,000 for Connecticut Children’s.

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The concept of Extra Life is that people pledge their support to the gamers to play any games they wish for an allotted amount of time. Gamers can participate in video, tabletop, fantasy and other games. Participants are encouraged to participate during the 24-hour National Game Day, which will be on November 2 this year, but they are able to do this any day of the year for any amount of time they’d like. Fundraising begins on January 1, 2019 and ends on December 31, 2019.

To get involved or request more information on this year’s Extra Life activities for Connecticut Children’s please contact, Bianca Fiore.

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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 Gala @ Connecticut Convention Center
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Step right up and join us for Connecticut Children’s signature fundraising event!

We are pleased to share that, due to an overwhelming response from our generous supporters, our 2019 Gala is SOLD OUT! Time is still left for YOU to show your support! Make a gift to Bid for Kids in support of Nursing or participate in the online auction Friday, October 25 through Saturday, November 2.

Thanks to our donors, sponsors and Honorary Committee members for their support in making 2019 a record-breaking year for Gala attendance. We expect 1,100 guests and are confirming that all of our sponsors and Honorary Committee members intend to fill their tables. Unused tables/seats will be offered to wait-listed guests on a first come/first served basis. If you’d like to be part of the magic please click here to be added to our wait list.

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Jamie’s Run 5K and Kids K @ Standish Park - Old Wethersfield
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Experience the THRILL with more than 1,000 Runners!

Lace up for Connecticut Children’s largest 5K road race event. The 10th Annual Road Race, walk and Kids’ K is perfect for seasoned runners and bumbling toddlers alike! The professionally-run 5K circles the historic Town Green, and the Kids K fun run has 4 age categories with great LEGO prizes. You’ll have so much fun while supporting vital cancer research and family support at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, 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 Medical Center 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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PJ Day for the Kids
Dec 13 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am

Calling all Schools and Businesses!

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

PJ Day for the Kids kicks off its 9th annual event with a mission to not only raise money, but to honor the brave kids fighting cancer and serious illnesses 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 $630,000 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 Olive

Olive is a sweetheart…and a fighter.

At less than 24 hours old, five-pound, 12-ounce Olive arrived at Connecticut Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Her initial diagnoses were terrifying. Olive was at risk for respiratory failure and needed heart surgery. While cradled in her mother’s arms, the unthinkable happened.

Read Olive’s Story