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.

Concorso: A Super Day for Super Kids

Categories: Events, Partners in Caring
Most 4th graders are probably not riding around in a bright orange McLaren supercar or hanging out with Miss Connecticut. But that’s exactly what 10-year-old Jordan Strom was doing June 23 at Concorso Ferrari & Friends in West Hartford. The event raised more than $190,000 in support of Connecticut Children’s patient families and brought smiles …

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Rare Arthritis Calls for Expert Care

Categories: Partners in Caring, Patient Families
As a soccer player, Madeline Barney never dreamed that a rare form of juvenile arthritis would one day try to sideline her game—or her health. But in September 2018, the 14-year-old Westport resident developed a condition so unusual that it both puzzled and concerned her parents, Caroline and Craig, and  brought the Fairfield County family …

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Geno Golfers “Tee It Up” for Babies

Categories: Events, Patient Families
Geno Auriemma, the Camarata family and Jim Shmerling.
In June, golfers at the 17th Annual Geno Auriemma’s Fore the Kids Charity Golf Tournament “teed it up” for babies like Ava and Isabella Camarata, raising funds for a new transport isolette needed to transport premature and critically ill babies to Connecticut Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) in Hartford and Farmington for expert care. …

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Bringing the Best Pediatric Healthcare to Fairfield County

Categories: Medical Center News
Connecticut Children’s is growing by leaps and bounds, and one of the biggest leaps is into Fairfield County. Despite Fairfield County being the most populous part of the state, Connecticut Children’s has had, until now, only a minor presence there. That’s all changing this year, as we open a new pediatric specialty care center in …

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Geno Helps Kids Achieve Their Dreams

Categories: Events, Patient Families
Bridget Souriyamath
When Bridget Souriyamath was 15 years old, the pain radiating down her neck and into her shoulders and arms was frightening enough. But the fear escalated when the accomplished Irish dancer learned she had a cervical spine bone tumor and needed surgery. Proceeds from this year’s Geno Auriemma Fore the Kids Charity Golf Tournament will …

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