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.

Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders Celebrates 5th Anniversary at Connecticut Children’s

Categories: Cancer & Blood Disorders, Medical Center News
5th Anniversary of the Center for cancer and Blood Disorders
More than 120 donors, physicians, patients and staff gathered in Connecticut Children’s One World Café on April 19 to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the renovated Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. Many of the donors in attendance were instrumental in supporting the $5 million Brighter Hope Campaign, which funded the renovation. The importance of …

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Five Scholar Patients Awarded Prestigious Isidore Wise Scholarships

Categories: Medical Center News, Patient Families
Each year, the Isidore Wise Scholarship Awards Program at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center selects five high school seniors who exhibit outstanding academic achievement, community service, strength of character, maturity and the promise of impressive future contributions to the world. Each awardee – all past or current patients of Connecticut Children’s – receives $5,000 to use …

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Cruisin’ Along Thanks to Connecticut Auto Retailers Association

Categories: Donor Story
Sophia catches a ride in the Mini Cooper Push Car donated by Connecticut Auto Retailers Association
Recently the Connecticut Automotive Retailers Association (CARA) presented Connecticut Children’s with a “blinged out” Connecticut Children’s Mini Cooper for our littlest patients and families to enjoy while they are visiting. Connecticut Children’s is CARA’s “Charity of Choice” – and has truly been a wonderful partner of ours for many years. In addition to generously supporting …

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Crohn’s Disease and the Need for Continued Research

Categories: Gastroenterology, Patient Families
Miriam is finally making progress managing her illness thanks to Connecticut Children's Division of Gastroenterology
Signs and symptoms of Crohn’s disease, a type of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), can range from mild to severe. Symptoms usually develop gradually, but can come on suddenly without warning. While Crohn’s sufferers may experience periods of remission, when it’s active, they know it. Symptoms can run the gamut from diarrhea, fever and fatigue to …

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Twenty Years and Counting… Connecticut Children’s Heart Program Still Growing

Categories: Medical Center News
Pediatric Cardiology at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center has undergone tremendous growth and transformation over the last 20 years. When the hospital first opened its doors in 1996, we were a private practice group of four pediatric cardiologists and one nurse, renting office space on the second floor of the hospital. Each doctor performed his own …

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