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.

Connecticut Children’s Receives Seven-Figure Gift to Create a Gastroenterology Endowed Chair

Categories: Donor Story, Gastroenterology, Partners in Caring
Thanks to an extraordinarily generous seven-figure gift from the Mandell-Braunstein family, the Gastroenterology Division at Connecticut Children’s has established the Mandell-Braunstein Family Endowed Chair for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease. The chair will initially be held by Jeffrey Hyams, MD, the Division Head of Gastroenterology and Director of the Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Dr. Hyams …

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HuskyTHON Hits Home for Student Dancer and Former Patient

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Events, Patient Ambassadors
Since 2002, Nicki Cartier has had a close relationship with Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. She describes Connecticut Children’s as a “home away from home,” which makes perfect sense, given the amount of time she has spent there over the years, and the deep connections with staff she has made along the way. Nicki was first …

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Dancing Toward Good Health

Categories: Cause Related Marketing Partnerships, Events
Imagine for a moment that you are a middle-school student and you are morbidly obese. There are the obvious physical issues—your stomach is upset most of the time, you’re out of breath when accomplishing even the simplest tasks, your knees hurt, and you sweat constantly. But worse is how you may feel—the depression, the fear …

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PLAN B: Grab a Can, Help a Kid.

Categories: Cause Related Marketing Partnerships, Events
A big thank you to Plan B Simsbury for supporting Connecticut Children’s Medical Center with the Cans 4 Kids event which was held on June 17, 2017. Together, with donations from the community, Plan B raised $5,500 for Connecticut Children’s. Plan B Simsbury General Manager, Nancy Crandall and Manager Maryann Hubbard presented the check, with help from …

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State Police Toy Drive Keeps Kids Smiling

Categories: Events
A toy from Santa Claus can bring a smile to a child’s face on Christmas Day. But a toy from the annual State Police “Stuff a Cruiser” Toy Drive can bring smiles to children who pass through the Emergency Department (ED) at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center 365 days a year. For 6-year-old Dillon DaFonseca, it …

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