100 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT 06103
Thank you for a spectacular evening to benefit Connecticut Children’s!
Save the Date of Saturday, November 10, 2018 for another magical journey….
A wondrous place for you and me
We’ve rolled out the magic carpet to fly to a whole new world. This year’s Gala will transport you to an exotic Arabian marketplace and palace on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm at the Connecticut Convention Center. Your support of the Gala ensures that all children, from infants to adolescents, receive the highly specialized medical and surgical services Connecticut Children’s offers. From neurosurgery to oncology, to orthopedics, and everything in between, our accomplished pediatric subspecialists treat even the most complex conditions in a state-of-the-art facility designed especially for kids.
This year’s Bid 4 Kidz will support the new Infusion and Dialysis Center, the first of its kind in Connecticut. Connecticut Children’s is committed to enhancing the care experience for children who need infusion therapy. Patients who need infusion therapy on a regular basis for extended periods of time may begin to feel defined by their disease. Receiving treatment in an over-crowded, windowless room can make that definition bleak and discouraging. By making a gift in support of the new Center, you are providing a space that will effectively redefine a child’s outlook on life and on themselves.
We invite you to participate by attending, donating or sponsoring the Gala, serving as a member of the Honorary Committee or donating an item for our live or silent auction. For more details, please call Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation at 860-537-5700.
This year’s Gala will be an engaging evening with live performances fit for a sultan!
Live Arabian music, fortune tellers, a snake charmer, henna tattoo artists, belly dancers and a fire performance troupe provided by Zohar Productions, Inc., an award-winning, nationally known event production company specializing in Arabian Nights-themed events for clients, such as The Saudi Arabian Royal Family, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Warner Bros. Studios, and celebrities like Vanessa Williams, Meryl Streep, and Madonna.
Soul Sound Revue “America’s #1 Dance Party Band”
Soul Sound Revue, the hottest nine-piece Motown show this side of Detroit, performs the greatest hits in the true “Motown Tradition.” Soul Sound Revue recreates the dynamic vocal harmonies and stylings of classic Motown groups of the sixties, seventies, and eighties: The Four Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire and many more. With all its flash and finery, reminiscent of a time when a band’s looks were as important as their sound, Soul Sound Revue’s three lead vocalists explode onto the stage backed by a powerhouse rhythm and horn section!
Our Honorary Committee Co-Chairs
Christine Finck, MD, FACS*, and John Laplante
Our Honorary Committee
Thank you to our sponsors
Magic Carpet Sponsors
Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc.
Hooker & Holcombe