Gala 2020 Goes Virtual

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Get Inspired by the Roaring ’20s So, what happens when COVID-19 makes it impossible for 1,000 supporters to gather, eat, drink and be generous at the annual Connecticut Children’s Gala? The Gala and Bid for Kids goes virtual! “Connecticut Children’s has continued to do amazing work for children and families throughout the pandemic,” said Kristina …

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Adjusting Your Swing

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Focused on Health for the Players and Health “Fore the Kids”! Temperature screening. Mandatory masks. Golf carts bisected by plastic shields. While the sights of the 18th annual Geno Auriemma’s “Fore the Kids” Golf Tournament were anything but customary, the participants themselves were as dedicated to kids and as generous as ever. Once again it generated …

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Geno Auriemma Golf Tourney Keeps on Giving

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Riley
When Riley Kalajainen entered the world in November 2012, she weighed 1.5 pounds. Born nearly 15 weeks early following an emergency caesarean-section, she was immediately transported to Connecticut Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU), where she received the specialized care she needed to survive. Transporting babies as small as Riley was at birth requires a special …

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Supercar Rally to Celebrate Concorso Kickoff

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Ferrari Testarossa
The names alone can set the heart racing: Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Bugati, Pagani. Sleek design, immense power, burbling exhaust notes, and lofty prices make them seem exotic and rare. But they won’t be rare at all on June 20, when dozens of these Ferraris and other Italian supercars will be headed to Connecticut Children’s in …

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2020 UConn Grad Recognized for HuskyTHON Leadership

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Events, Patient Families
Emma, leading the way into HuskyTHON 2020
When the University of Connecticut (UConn) hosted its 21st annual HuskyTHON Dance Marathon in February, it was just before the COVID-19 pandemic became front-page news. Under the leadership of Executive Director Emma Kryzanski, the UConn students took fundraising to a whole new level. The 2020 HuskyTHON dance marathon capped a year-long fundraising effort that broke …

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