Extra Life Gamers Play So Others Can Win

Categories: Events, Patient Families
“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, Patient Families
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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“Chilling” Moments Lead to Life-Saving Answers

Categories: Cause Related Marketing Partnerships, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Patient Families
Making a 911 call for a child can be a parent’s worst nightmare. For Meagan Ribera, dialing that number became a reality on October 26, 2012, when her son, Michael, experienced severe breathing problems. “He didn’t look good, and he didn’t sound good,” said Meagan, who was at home with him that day. “He has …

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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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