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Read on to learn more about Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals upcoming events, hospital information, local patients and campaigns in support of Connecticut Children’s!
This publication features an in-depth look at the current state of our community, including the impact that poverty, education, parental engagement, and the early detection of developmental concerns can have on a child’s overall development.
Extra Life is a year-round fundraising initiative that culminates in a 24-hour gaming challenge, where participants can play from the comfort of their own homes while supporting their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Last year, Extra Life raised more than $127,000 for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
The concept of Extra Life is that people pledge their support to the gamers to play any games they wish for an allotted amount of time. Participants are encouraged to participate in a 24-hour National Game Day, which will be on November 4 this year, but they are able to do this any day of the year for any amount of time they’d like. Fundraising begins on January 1, 2018 and ends on December 31, 2018.
To get involved or request more information on this year’s Extra Life activities for Connecticut Children’s please contact, Marissa Troiano.
Extra Life Gamers Play So Others Can Win
“This must be the easiest fundraising plan in the world; you don’t even have to get up off the couch if you don’t want to,” says Tracy Degrazia. She’s talking about the Extra Life program, in which gamers — people who play video games, board games, phone games, card games and other forms of competitive play — use their passion to raise money for children’s hospitals.
Not that Tracy would know much about staying on the couch. Together with Tim Vincens and Harrison Guzman, she is part of the Extra Life Hartford Guild. The Guild’s purpose is to promote the program in the gaming community, to be cheerleaders and recruit new participants. And Tim, Harrison and Tracy have done that in spades.
Extra Life unites thousands of gamers around the world to play games in support of their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Since its inception in 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $30 million for sick and injured kids. Sign up today and dedicate a day of play for kids in your community!
Experience the THRILL with more than 1,000 Runners!
Join more than 1,000 runners, walkers and fun runners in the largest 5K road race event in support of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center! This inspirational morning features music, inflatables, refreshments, kids’ activities, mascots and more.
The 5K certified course is fast and flat – a great Manchester Road Race qualifier – and circles the historic Wethersfield Town Green. Prizes for the top three male/female finishers in each age category.
The JK Kids K is one of the largest fun runs in the area! chip timing is provided with amazing LEGO prizes for the four youth age groups!
The Charity Walk allows all ages and paces to join in the fun and walk for the cause.
Jamie Knotts was only 5 months old when she passed away from a rare liver cancer. Over the past seven years, Jamie’s Run has raised more than $380,000 for Cancer Clinical Trials and Family Support Programs at Connecticut Children’s in her name.
Your participation supports leading-edge cancer research, providing essential resources necessary to find a cure. Beyond the medicine, emotional and financial assistance is crucial to families fighting this disease. The diagnosis of a child with cancer is devastating. Until a cure is found, the mission of Jamie’s Run is to care for the whole family as they move through treatment and beyond.
You only need to step inside Connecticut Children’s Medical Center to understand what a truly extraordinary place it is. It’s a place where kids can be kids and healing begins. At Connecticut Children’s, world-class physicians and staff deliver world-class care, conduct life-saving research and make the impossible possible each and every day.
On Saturday, November 10, Connecticut Children’s will host a Peter Pan-inspired Gala at the Connecticut Convention Center. With your support, and a little a belief, trust & pixie dust, we are striving to raise $1.2 million to ensure that a healthy childhood is possible for tens of thousands of children in our state and beyond.
The Gala pre-event cocktail reception will include a London cityscape, complete with Big Ben, unique silent auction items, living trees and street performers. The ballroom will be transformed into Neverland where you can experience all the magic and wonder of childhood. The evening will conclude with dancing to live music.
Best of all, you don’t need pixie dust to join us —you can simply become a sponsor, reserve a table, buy tickets, donate an item for the auction, or become an Honorary Committee member. For more information please contact Bree Pelczar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online Silent Auction
Exclusive Packages to Please the Most Refined Tastes. Silent auction bidding begins November 2, 2018 on fabulous excursions, private dinners, sporting events and art. Over 150 items include wine and brewery tastings, books, massages, overflowing baskets and travel packages. Prepare for the upcoming holidays with autographed items, theatre and dinner packages and so much more. Auction items range from exotic vacation getaways to items guaranteed to delight and surprise. So, tell your friends, family, community. Don’t miss out!
The 2018 Gala Silent Auction will be open November 2, 2018.
Our Honorary Committee Co-Chairs
Olga Toro-Salazar*, MD, & Juan Carlos Salazar*, MD Nancy and Jeffrey Hoffman
Our Honorary Committee
Debra Hendler and Jeffrey Hyams, MD*
Debbie and James Shmerling, DHA, FACHE*
Thank you to our sponsors
Tinker Bell Sponsor
Lost Boys Sponsor
Hooker & Holcombe, Inc.
Our Planning Committee Co-Chairs
Amy Dillon Ashley Gengras
Our Planning Committee
Lisa Barall-Matt Stephanie Black Kristina Bontempo Alex Bowen Dezire Burke Julie Carter Amy Crafa Maureen Fitzgerald Za Flores Susan Hight Karen Hinds Missy Iler Emma Kinahan
Shannon Klenk Susan Lane Judie Levy Sally MacGilpin Amy Morris Tracy Parks Anne Martha Pitegoff Vanessa Rios Lisa Schwartz Debbie Shmerling Gayle Temkin Mary Jo Toczydlowski
Give $1 – Wear your PJs – Support Kids with Cancer
PJ Day for the Kids kicks off its 8th annual event with a mission to not only raise money, but to honor the brave kids fighting cancer and serious illnesses at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Join us as students and businesses across Connecticut wear their PJs for the kids. Coordinate a PJ Day for your school or business now by clicking here.
Since 2011, thousands of children in Connecticut have worn their PJs to school in support of kids at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Each year, PJ Day has inspired more and more schools and businesses across the state of Connecticut to participate. Won’t you join them?