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.

Remember that time the UConn community came together and raised a million dollars?

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Events
The weekend of February 17-18, thousands of UConn students came together at the culmination of a year-long fundraising drive to celebrate Connecticut Children’s patients while dancing for 18 hours straight. At the weekend’s end, the UConn students announced they had raised more than $1,021,000 during their annual HuskyTHON Miracle Network Dance Marathon. AMAZING!!!!! As the …

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State Issues Whalers License Plates to Benefit Connecticut Children’s

Categories: Cause Related Marketing Partnerships
Whalers License Plate
Twenty-one years ago, Hartford lost its beloved NHL team, the Whalers. It was a loss from which thousands of Whalers fans have never fully recovered. Two decades later, apparel emblazoned with the Whalers logo is common across Connecticut. Now, Whalers fans can demonstrate their unflagging loyalty to their beloved former hockey team while on the …

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Connecticut Children’s Receives Seven-Figure Gift to Create a Gastroenterology Endowed Chair

Categories: Donor Story, Gastroenterology, Partners in Caring
Thanks to an extraordinarily generous seven-figure gift from the Mandell-Braunstein family, the Gastroenterology Division at Connecticut Children’s has established the Mandell-Braunstein Family Endowed Chair for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease. The chair will initially be held by Jeffrey Hyams, MD, the Division Head of Gastroenterology and Director of the Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Dr. Hyams …

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HuskyTHON Hits Home for Student Dancer and Former Patient

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Events, Patient Families
Since 2002, Nicki Cartier has had a close relationship with Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. She describes Connecticut Children’s as a “home away from home,” which makes perfect sense, given the amount of time she has spent there over the years, and the deep connections with staff she has made along the way. Nicki was first …

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Dancing Toward Good Health

Categories: Cause Related Marketing Partnerships, Events
Imagine for a moment that you are a middle-school student and you are morbidly obese. There are the obvious physical issues—your stomach is upset most of the time, you’re out of breath when accomplishing even the simplest tasks, your knees hurt, and you sweat constantly. But worse is how you may feel—the depression, the fear …

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