Running on Love

Categories: Events, Other
Carly Martino is your typical 13 year old. She enjoys spending time with her friends, doing crafts, and travelling with her family. She also has cancer. Carly has been battling a rare form of brain tumor at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center for three and a half years, dealing with chemotherapy and proton radiation. Throughout her …

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Fun & Games for All Ages . . . Extra Life a Father’s Way of Giving Back

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Events
When it comes to playing games for charity, Albert Dzurka of Fairfield is a pro. An Information Technology professional on Wall Street, Dzurka, 43, is also a broadcaster, podcaster and gaming enthusiast who heads the Extra Life Team known as “The Player’s Club.” Members of his team raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, of …

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Inspired to Run

Categories: Events
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but Erin Blinn-Curran’s photographs speak volumes. As the medical photographer for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, it is the subject matter that inspires her work as a photographer — and as a marathon runner. “Because I work throughout the Medical Center and at our satellite locations, I’ve had …

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Extra Life Gamers Play So Others Can Win

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Events
“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 …

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Peter Pan-Inspired Gala Supports Patient Care

Categories: Events, Partners in Caring
To quote Peter Pan, “All it takes is faith and trust.” And maybe a little pixie dust. Peter Pan has inspired the magic and wonder of this year’s Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Gala, which will be held Saturday, November 10, at the Connecticut Convention Center. But for Daryl and Gabrelle Jackson, faith and trust were …

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