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.

“Greatest Gala” an Inspiring Night of Giving

Categories: Events
P.T. Barnum once said, “The noblest of arts is making others happy.” It’s a principle that the 1,100 guests at this year’s Connecticut Children’s “Greatest Showman”-themed Gala took to heart. Attendees and online supporters generated a record-shattering total of nearly $1.5 million, to help kids like 11-year-old Samara Douglas. Samara, who was diagnosed with Crohn’s …

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Spirit Halloween Makes Hospitals Less Scary

Categories: Cause Related Marketing Partnerships
For Connecticut Children’s child-life specialists, the “trick” is making a child’s visit to the hospital a treat. And when it comes to Halloween, they get help from the experts: Spirit Halloween stores. Throughout the Halloween season, participating stores in Connecticut conduct in-store fundraising in support of Connecticut Children’s to help the Division of Child and …

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Running with Purpose for Patient Care

Categories: Events, Patient Families
Not everyone is a marathon runner. But everyone who runs for Team Connecticut Children’s in the annual Eversource Hartford Marathon is running with purpose. Each year, the Hathorn family laces up their running shoes and throws their support behind the Division of Gastroenterology Team, “Gutz ‘n Glory,” as a way to give back. Gabe and …

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Pediatric Dialysis Center Coming Soon

Categories: Donor Story, Partners in Caring
Niyear Perez no longer needs dialysis to live, but he knows what a new pediatric outpatient dialysis center means for kids who do. The 16-year-old Waterbury resident had experienced firsthand the challenges of traveling back and forth to adult dialysis centers before undergoing a kidney transplant on June 5, 2017. The new outpatient dialysis center …

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Nightingales Recognized for Nursing Excellence

Categories: Medical Center News, Partners in Caring
Rosalynn Bravo-Cavoli, BS, RN, MS, APRN, CPNP, AE-C
To be named a Nightingale Award recipient is to be recognized for excellence in nursing. Developed in 2001 in the New Haven area, the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing program was created to celebrate and elevate the nursing profession. It has since grown to celebrate nursing across the state. Each year, deserving nurses from …

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