“Weekend of Giving” Touches Many Hearts

Categories: Events, Patient Families
Erin Edgar was just 11 years old when she first started to complain of joint pain. Her elbows hurt and her knees hurt, and the pain eventually forced her to give up dance, which she loved. “When your child is 11, you’re not really sure whether it’s the aches and pains of growing or things …

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Runners Break Records for Kids Like Anthony

Categories: Donor Story, Events, Partners in Caring, Patient Families
If you want to understand dedication, all you have to do is look at Team Connecticut Children’s, the 230 people who shrugged off rain, cold and exhaustion to run in this year’s Eversource Hartford Marathon on October 13 in support of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. The size of the team broke records this year, and …

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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, more than $97,000 has been raised so far …

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Why Abby “PJs” for Kids with Cancer

Categories: 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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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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