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.

Empowering Students to Embrace Healthy Relationships

Categories: Medical Center News
By: Kevin Borrup, DrPH, JD, MPH Most people are surprised to learn that one in three adolescents experiences physical, emotional or sexual abuse. This compelling data prompted us a few years ago to partner with The Allstate Foundation to develop and implement a program designed to support young people to better understand the dynamics in …

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Breast Milk Discoveries Save Babies’ Lives

Categories: Medical Center News
Breast milk is pretty miraculous stuff. Babies who are breastfed have fewer colds, fewer ear infections, better vision, lower rates of infant mortality and lower rates of sudden infant death syndrome. But that’s just the beginning. Researchers at Connecticut Children’s Human Milk Research Center have made groundbreaking breast milk discoveries in the past two years …

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“PJ Day” Support Grows for Kids Battling Cancer

Categories: Events
Wearing pajamas to school might seem like a fun way to spend the day, but for thousands of children across Connecticut, it’s more of a mission. In December, children and adults alike wore their pajamas to school and work, donating $1 or more for the privilege of doing so. On this special day, known as …

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Holiday Joy in the Hospital

Categories: Cause Related Marketing Partnerships
No one would choose to have their children spend the holidays in a hospital, but for some families, that’s exactly what they have to do. It could be grim, but thanks to Michaels Jewelers and a small army of volunteers, parents with kids in Connecticut Children’s this past holiday season were able to visit the …

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Troopers Give Toys and Smiles

Categories: Events
Nasir Guildbourne-King was not having a good day. The 9-year-old had been having flu-like symptoms, and on the morning of December 17, he passed out. His father, alarmed and worried, rushed him to Connecticut Children’s Emergency Department (ED), driving through a terrible ice storm. That’s where State Trooper Joe Dorelus met him, one of many …

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