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.

Geno Auriemma Golf Tourney Keeps on Giving

Categories: Events
When Riley Kalajainen entered the world in November 2012, she weighed 1.5 pounds. Born nearly 15 weeks early following an emergency caesarean-section, she was immediately transported to Connecticut Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU), where she received the specialized care she needed to survive. Transporting babies as small as Riley was at birth requires a special …

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Supercar Rally to Celebrate Concorso Kickoff

Categories: Events
Ferrari Testarossa
The names alone can set the heart racing: Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Bugati, Pagani. Sleek design, immense power, burbling exhaust notes, and lofty prices make them seem exotic and rare. But they won’t be rare at all on June 20, when dozens of these Ferraris and other Italian supercars will be headed to Connecticut Children’s in …

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Celebrating Seniors – The Graduating Class of 2020

Categories: Donor Story, Patient Families
For 29 years, Connecticut Children’s has celebrated exceptional graduating high school seniors at the Isidore Wise Scholarship Awards Ceremony. While COVID-19 required that the 2020 event be a virtual experience, it did not diminish the caliber of talented students selected by this year’s review committee to receive scholarships toward their first year of college. Virtual …

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2020 UConn Grad Recognized for HuskyTHON Leadership

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Events, Patient Families
Emma, leading the way into HuskyTHON 2020
When the University of Connecticut (UConn) hosted its 21st annual HuskyTHON Dance Marathon in February, it was just before the COVID-19 pandemic became front-page news. Under the leadership of Executive Director Emma Kryzanski, the UConn students took fundraising to a whole new level. The 2020 HuskyTHON dance marathon capped a year-long fundraising effort that broke …

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Telemedicine Provides Lifeline for Pediatric Patients During Pandemic

Categories: Donor Story, Medical Center News, Patient Families
Telemedicine is not only providing critical treatment to pediatric patients as close to home as possible—in this case, in their homes—it is transforming how Connecticut Children’s is delivering medical care across the region to kids like Alexandra, a 17-year-old from Danbury. Alexandra’s Journey Alexandra was the first baby born in Danbury Hospital, an event celebrated …

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