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.

Helping Kids, One Supercar at a Time

Categories: Events, Partners in Caring
Horacio Pagani, Pagani Automobili
They. Are. Coming. The Ferraris. And the Lamborghinis. And the Maseratis. And 10,000 people who wish they owned one. A tidal wave of automotive dream machines is coming to West Hartford on Sunday, June 24, for the 18th annual Concorso Ferrari & Friends event. Each year, owners of exotic Italian supercars gather to raise funds …

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Making Pain a Thing of the Past

Categories: Donor Story, Medical Center News
When it comes to pain, Nancy Bright knows a thing or two. Not so much because she’s suffered from pain herself, but because she spent most of her career as a pediatric nurse alleviating it in children. So, it’s not surprising that once she retired from her career at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Division of Pain …

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She Cared Enough to Share Her Heart

Categories: Cause Related Marketing Partnerships
When it comes to caring for children, Christine Finck, MD, has a big heart and lots of love to share. Dr. Finck, who is Surgeon-in-Chief at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, has performed life-saving surgery on hundreds of children over the years. Thirteen years ago, at a children’s hospital in Philadelphia, one of the children she …

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Not all Superheroes wear capes!

Categories: Medical Center News, Partners in Caring, Patient Families
Connecticut Children’s is celebrating National Superhero Day on April 27 to honor superheroes, both real and fictional. Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk and Spiderman are just some of the superheroes whose names we recognize. Even though they are fictional, these superheroes are great role models for our children. They serve and …

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The Coonrod Family Fund—A Profile in Caring

Categories: Donor Story, Patient Families
When Garrison Coonrod turned 1 last November, his parents, Leslie and Lane, did not want to celebrate with presents—Garrison himself was a gift beyond price—so they decided to do something dramatic for others. November was decidedly not supposed to be Garrison’s birth month: he was due in February, but apparently he just couldn’t wait to …

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