Connecticut Children’s Foundation Blog

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation Blog contains the latest division news, patient success stories and featured events. Check back regularly to see what our donors, patients and care providers have been doing.

Running on Love

Categories: Events, Other
Carly Martino is your typical 13 year old. She enjoys spending time with her friends, doing crafts, and travelling with her family. She also has cancer. Carly has been battling a rare form of brain tumor at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center for three and a half years, dealing with chemotherapy and proton radiation. Throughout her …

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Fun & Games for All Ages . . . Extra Life a Father’s Way of Giving Back

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Events
When it comes to playing games for charity, Albert Dzurka of Fairfield is a pro. An Information Technology professional on Wall Street, Dzurka, 43, is also a broadcaster, podcaster and gaming enthusiast who heads the Extra Life Team known as “The Player’s Club.” Members of his team raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, of …

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Local Walmart and Sam’s Club Associates, Customers and Members Raise $213,840 for Connecticut Children’s

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
National campaign crosses $1 billion in fundraising since 1987 Walmart and Sam’s Club associates, customers and members in Connecticut put their money where the miracles are during the annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraising campaign. The Connecticut community raised $213,840.51 for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. The effort was part of a national campaign for Children’s …

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Putting the “Extra” into Extra Life

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Patient Families
It was 2014, and Russell Elfont was in eighth grade at the Wooster School in Danbury when he first heard about the Extra Life program, in which participants play games of all kinds to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals—in Russell’s case, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. “It started when my mom told me about …

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The Inspiration Behind “PJ Day”

Categories: Other
Charlotte Wesoloskie is a sweet, soft-spoken girl with a big heart and an even bigger message for children diagnosed with cancer: “Don’t be scared and never give up!” As a cancer survivor, 11-year-old Charlotte speaks from experience and truly “walks the walk.” And, as the inspiration behind a growing fundraising phenomenon known as “PJ Day …

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