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.

Extra Life Gamers Help Sick Kids Heal

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Events
Play games. Heal kids. While playing games may seem like an unlikely way to heal children, that’s what tens of thousands of people of all ages are doing as part of the growing Extra Life gaming culture to support patient care at local children’s hospitals. In Connecticut, $114,979.06 has been raised this year through board …

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Why Abby “PJs” for Kids with Cancer

Categories: Cancer & Blood Disorders, Events, Patient Families
When thousands of students across the state wear their PJs to school on Friday, Dec. 14, in support of children undergoing cancer treatment at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Abby Zittoun will be among them. Abby, the 7-year-old daughter of Dan and Gwen Zittoun of Simsbury, will be wearing her pajamas to class in support of …

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Mitchell Subaru “Shares the Love” with Connecticut Children’s

Categories: Cause Related Marketing Partnerships
Surbaru’s tagline is “Love. It’s what makes a Subaru, a Subaru.” This year, Mitchell Subaru in Canton is once again showing that love by supporting Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and the kids we care by selecting the Medical Center as one of the charities of choice for the “Share the Love” Campaign. Kids like Olivia …

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Eighth Grader Gets Kneecap Stability and his Life Back

Categories: Medical Center News, Patient Families
Groundbreaking Procedure at Connecticut Children’s Andrew DiMauro is a typical eighth-grade boy who lives for sports and having fun with his friends. But when a knee malformation he was born left him on the sidelines one too many times, he and his family turned to an expert at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Lee Pace, …

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Gala Shines Light on Belief, Trust & the Power of Research

Categories: Events, Medical Center News, Partners in Caring, Patient Families
Three years ago, Chad Cockrill was an active 7-year-old boy, playing football, soccer and other sports in his hometown of Montgomery, Texas. He was, in fact, crazy about sports, so whenever Chad broke a bone, his mother, Tonya, took it in stride. “We thought it was just the bad luck of being the youngest child,” …

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