Putting the “Extra” into Extra Life

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Patient Families
It was 2014, and Russell Elfont was in eighth grade at the Wooster School in Danbury when he first heard about the Extra Life program, in which participants play games of all kinds to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals—in Russell’s case, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. “It started when my mom told me about …

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“Geno Golfers” Champion Cause for Kids Like Piper

Categories: Orthopedics Now, Patient Families
Piper Lundin is a champion among champions. Like other children who are battling medical conditions requiring ongoing infusion therapy, or those undergoing outpatient dialysis, Piper – the 10-year-old daughter of Sarah and Mark Lundin – is as courageous as she is resilient. Piper and her family were among the special guests attending the 16th Annual …

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A Super Day for Supercars

Categories: Events, Patient Families
This year’s Concorso Ferrari & Friends event in West Hartford was even more spectacular than previous years, with about 10,000 people, 160 supercars and more than $175,000 raised for the new Infusion & Dialysis Centers planned at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Among the eye-popping Italian sports cars in attendance were Maseratis, Lamborghinis, and, of course, …

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2018 Isidore Wise Scholarship Award Winners Announced

Categories: Medical Center News, Partners in Caring, Patient Families
There was no shortage of talent this year, as the region’s best and brightest college-bound students were considered for five prestigious Isidore Wise Scholarship Awards. On May 31, five award winners were recognized at the 27th Annual Isidore Wise Awards reception. Established through the bequest of Isidore Wise, a long-time board member of Newington Children’s …

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Not all Superheroes wear capes!

Categories: Medical Center News, Partners in Caring, Patient Families
Connecticut Children’s is celebrating National Superhero Day on April 27 to honor superheroes, both real and fictional. Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk and Spiderman are just some of the superheroes whose names we recognize. Even though they are fictional, these superheroes are great role models for our children. They serve and …

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