Inspired to Run

Categories: Events

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but Erin Blinn-Curran’s photographs speak volumes. As the medical photographer for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, it is the subject matter that inspires her work as a photographer — and as a marathon runner. “Because I work throughout the Medical Center and at our satellite locations, I’ve had …

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Extra Life Gamers Play So Others Can Win

Categories: Events, Patient Families

“This must be the easiest fundraising plan in the world; you don’t even have to get up off the couch if you don’t want to,” says Tracy Degrazia. She’s talking about the Extra Life program, in which gamers — people who play video games, board games, phone games and other forms of competitive play — …

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Peter Pan-Inspired Gala Supports Patient Care

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To quote Peter Pan, “All it takes is faith and trust.” And maybe a little pixie dust. Peter Pan has inspired the magic and wonder of this year’s Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Gala, which will be held Saturday, November 10, at the Connecticut Convention Center. But for Daryl and Gabrelle Jackson, faith and trust were …

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Summer Fellows Study Injury Prevention

Categories: Donor Story, Medical Center News, Other
The Petit Family Foundation Continues to Make a Difference Summer is a busy time at Connecticut Children’s Injury Prevention Center (IPC) because the season always brings with it an unfortunate array of preventable injuries, and we do all we can to raise awareness about the ways parents and caregivers can prevent such injuries. Through all …

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Cancer Survivor is an Inspiration for Connecticut Dairy Queen’s

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In 2014, Emma was treated for a very common childhood illness, strep throat. It’s normally something a course of antibiotics can handle, so in a short time her symptoms dissipated, but Emma was physically exhausted. She slept all day in the nurses office at school on a Friday and then went home to sleep more. …

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