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.

Keeping the SPIRIT of HALLOWEEN alive!

Categories: Cause Related Marketing Partnerships
Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble! It’s that time of year, bring out your cauldrons filled with apple cider, your witches’ brooms and spooky jack o’ lanterns. Halloween is right around the corner and it’s no different here at Connecticut Children’s thanks to Spirit Halloween! Once again, Spirit Halloween is making …

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Gala 2020 Goes Virtual

Categories: Events
Get Inspired by the Roaring ’20s So, what happens when COVID-19 makes it impossible for 1,000 supporters to gather, eat, drink and be generous at the annual Connecticut Children’s Gala? The Gala and Bid for Kids goes virtual! “Connecticut Children’s has continued to do amazing work for children and families throughout the pandemic,” said Kristina …

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Giving Cancer No Place to Hide

Categories: Donor Story, Medical Center News
When Mary Larson passed away, she made sure that others might live. She included a planned gift to benefit Connecticut Children’s, leaving the hospital more than $2 million to support groundbreaking research into childhood cancer. Mary’s support for Connecticut Children’s wasn’t just financial, and her caring for children wasn’t only posthumous. For much of her …

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Angels Provide “Angel Eyes”

Categories: Neonatology (NICU)
AngelEye cameras are a godsend for parents whose babies receive critical specialty care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), often for weeks and months at a time.  The cameras are ceiling mounted and focused on the baby, providing parents with a 24/7 live video feed over a private, secure channel. The technology allows parents …

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What Connecticut Children’s Has Meant to Me

Categories: Patient Families
In the summer of 2019, I was dealing with fear, anticipation and the unknown. As a 15-year-old Crohn’s disease patient, I had experienced a flare-up that August—the first since I was a baby. The last month of summer consisted of hospital visits, steroids and recovery. It was in this state that I entered my junior …

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