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, $114,979.06 has been raised this year through board …

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Why Abby “PJs” for Kids with Cancer

Categories: Cancer & Blood Disorders, 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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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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