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.

Aetna Joins Statewide “PJ Day” to Battle Childhood Cancer

Categories: Events
Promoting PJ Day At Aetna
When Nick Wesoloskie was just 2½ years old, his newborn baby sister was diagnosed with cancer. Charlotte fought courageously for her entire first year of life and today at age 10, she is nine years cancer-free thanks to the world-class care she received at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. In 2011, as a second grader, Nick …

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A Love for Children Always in Season at Harken’s Landscape Supply

Categories: Cause Related Marketing Partnerships
The holidays are fast-approaching and Harken’s Landscape Supply in East Windsor will celebrate the season with a special gift to Connecticut Children’s. For every Christmas tree sold through December 25, Harken’s will donate $5 to benefit pediatric patient care at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Harken’s, which specializes in hardscape products for outdoor kitchens, walkways, patios …

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A “Wondrous” Night in Store at Connecticut Children’s Gala

Categories: Events, Partners in Caring
Connecticut Children’s Gala, which takes place on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Connecticut Convention Center, will be a bit like stepping into “Arabian Nights,” or more precisely, into the Disney movie “Aladdin,” where Gala attendees will experience “A Wondrous Place for You and Me.” Among the many wonders to …

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New Technique for ACL Reconstruction Keeps Football Player in the Game

Categories: Orthopedics Now, Patient Families
It can happen in almost any sport. For Khyon Gillespie, it was football. He was 12 years old and already an up-and-coming football prodigy. His whole life revolved around the sport, along with his plans for the future. But an instant of twisting the wrong way in a game had left him with a torn …

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