“Greatest Gala” an Inspiring Night of Giving

Categories: Events
P.T. Barnum once said, “The noblest of arts is making others happy.” It’s a principle that the 1,100 guests at this year’s Connecticut Children’s “Greatest Showman”-themed Gala took to heart. Attendees and online supporters generated a record-shattering total of nearly $1.5 million, to help kids like 11-year-old Samara Douglas. Samara, who was diagnosed with Crohn’s …

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Running with Purpose for Patient Care

Categories: Events, Patient Families
Not everyone is a marathon runner. But everyone who runs for Team Connecticut Children’s in the annual Eversource Hartford Marathon is running with purpose. Each year, the Hathorn family laces up their running shoes and throws their support behind the Division of Gastroenterology Team, “Gutz ‘n Glory,” as a way to give back. Gabe and …

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Gala Shines Spotlight on Nursing in “Bid for Kids”

Categories: Events, Partners in Caring
Olive Panning underwent heart surgery in January 2017, three months after she was born. While the surgery itself went well, Olive went into cardiac arrest the following night. That’s when Allison Wooten, RN, sprang into action, ultimately saving the baby’s life. The 2019 Gala will spotlight Connecticut Children’s Nursing Program and the dedicated nursing staff …

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Gamers Help Sick Kids Through Extra Life

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Events
Izzy enjoys playing video games
On November 2, thousands of people around the world who care about kids and love games will bring their passions together for Extra Life. It’s an event where gamers help sick kids by raising money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, of which Connecticut Children’s is a member. Their donations make a world of difference to …

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“Greatest Gala on Earth” Salutes Nursing

Categories: Events
Kim Helm, RN is just one nurse who will benefit from Bid for Kids support.
This year, Connecticut Children’s 2019 Gala will take place on Saturday, November 2. It’s billed as the “Greatest Gala on Earth” and will salute the nurses who care for children like Nick Stratton. Proceeds from the Gala’s “Bid for Kids” appeal will benefit the Nursing Department and, ultimately, all patients who receive care at Connecticut …

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