Event Calendar

There are many events held throughout the year in support of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Whether you are looking for a family friendly event or an adult’s night out, it’s a great way to show your support to local businesses & organizations that support the programs and services we provide. Find an event and mark your calendar!

Sep
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Fourth Annual Theresa’s Battleship Gala @ Tribeca 360°
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Theresa Fitzpatrick, Theresa's Battleship FoundationTheresa’s Battleship Foundation looks forward to welcoming guests at Three Sixty°, located in the heart of Tribeca, for their 4th Annual Gala.

Celebrate the life and memory of Theresa at one of New York City’s premier event spaces. Architecturally designed, Three Sixty° offers 360° of uninterrupted and breathtaking views of Manhattan. The 30,000 square foot space is complemented by a modern and minimalistic design. Large windowed walls offer panoramic views that stretch for miles – engulfing you with NYC’s captivating energy.

The Gala includes an open bar, food, a DJ, raffles and a silent auction.

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In September of 2010, Theresa Joan Fitzpatrick, at the age of 16, was diagnosed with a rare form of childhood cancer. She passed away on June 30, 2013. Her death was a terrible loss but her three year struggle with the disease was an inspiration to all who knew her. Despite the chemotherapy, surgeries, and all the side effects that came with them, Theresa never lost the qualities that made her so special. She captained her high school tennis and soccer teams, went to parties, spent endless times with many friends, went to prom, and completed her first year of college as a biology major. All who knew her were drawn to her and her never ending, amazing smile.

Theresa’s Battleship Foundation is a 501(c)3, non profit organization. The Foundation raises money and provides funding for the laboratory research and clinical trials program within the Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders at Connecticut Children’s. All monies raised have gone 100% to this cause.

Sep
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Miles for Miracles 5K @ Mortenson Riverfront Park
Sep 21 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am

Miles for Miracles 5K in Hartford, CTBendett & McHugh, P.C. is proud to continue the Miles for Miracles tradition of supporting the highest quality patient care and enhancing the health and well-being of the children and families in our community.

The picturesque Hartford Riverfront 5K course is USATF certified with chip timing! Kicking off at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, Miles for Miracles is pleased to offer complimentary warm-up and post-race massages from certified massage therapists.

REGISTER TODAY!

Sponsor Opportunities


To make a donation online, please visit:

give.connecticutchildrens.org/donate

(Select gift designation: “Other” Note: “Miles for Miracles”)


Registration includes:

Admission for one, refreshments and a t-shirt*

Event schedule:

7:30 a.m. Walk-up registration begins
8:30 a.m. 5K and Family Fun Walk/Run begin

Prizes awarded for:

Top overall male/female 5k finish
Medals for top 2 male/females in age divisions

*T-shirts available for the first 100 pre-registered runners.


Connecticut Children’s is the only medical center in Connecticut dedicated to improving the physical and emotional health of children through family-centered care, research, education and advocacy. We embrace discovery, teamwork, integrity and excellence in all that we do.

Sep
28
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5K Run/Walk for Nancy’s Kids @ MDC Reservoir
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate the 16th Annual Run for Nancy’s Kids!

Open to the public, we welcome runners, walkers, adults and children. This scenic, paved 5K route through the MDC Reservoir is beautiful and enjoyable for all ages and fitness levels. Bring your strollers and pets (on a leash) too!

Sign-up today to take advantage of special pre-registration pricing!

Walk-up registration will be available on race day. $30 for Adults (18+), $25 for Adolescents 10-17, Children 9 & under are free.
REGISTER ONLINE THROUGH SEPTEMBER 27


Schedule of Events

9:00 am Registration
10:00 am Run/Walk Starts
11:00 am Awards

Run for Nancy’s Kids is organized by the University of Connecticut Pediatric Residency Program. The event celebrates the memory of Nancy Law, M.D., a beloved physician at Connecticut Children’s and an inspiration to many young people. Nancy’s Kids Fund provides financial assistance to families in need. Your support brings peace of mind and lifts financial burdens for families struggling to care for their children.

 

Oct
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Eversource Hartford Marathon – Team Connecticut Children’s @ Bushnell Park
Oct 12 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm

Add more meaning to your miles!

Team Connecticut Children’s is proud to be the largest, official charity team participating in the Eversource Hartford Marathon. Every year, our team has grown larger and more successful than the last. Over the past 14 years, team members have raised over $500,000 and more than $100,000 in 2018 alone! With your help we’ll keep growing, running, and fundraising for Connecticut Children’s.

Registration closes Friday, September 20, 2019.

get started today!


Not a runner?

Nov
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Extra Life – Play Games. Heal Kids. @ Anywhere you want!
Nov 2 all-day

Extra Life. Play Games. Heal Kids.Extra Life is a year-round fundraising initiative that culminates in a 24-hour gaming challenge, where participants can play from the comfort of their own homes while supporting their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Last year, Extra Life raised more than $114,000 for Connecticut Children’s.

View our Extra Life Page

The concept of Extra Life is that people pledge their support to the gamers to play any games they wish for an allotted amount of time. Gamers can participate in video, tabletop, fantasy and other games. Participants are encouraged to participate during the 24-hour National Game Day, which will be on November 2 this year, but they are able to do this any day of the year for any amount of time they’d like. Fundraising begins on January 1, 2019 and ends on December 31, 2019.

To get involved or request more information on this year’s Extra Life activities for Connecticut Children’s please contact, Bianca Fiore.

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Check out who is gaming!

Extra Life unites thousands of gamers around the world to play games in support of their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Since its inception in 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $30 million for sick and injured kids. Sign up today and dedicate a day of play for kids in your community!
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Connecticut Children’s Gala @ Connecticut Convention Center
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Step right up and join us for Connecticut Children’s signature fundraising event!

Connecticut Children’s understands that making children’s lives as healthy and happy as possible goes beyond providing care when they are sick. From the delivery of world-class medical care to community-based health and wellness programs, Connecticut Children’s helps children grow through every moment of life.

On Saturday, November 2, Connecticut Children’s will host a Greatest Showman-themed Gala at the Connecticut Convention Center. The Gala pre-event cocktail reception will include unique silent auction items and interactive performers. The ballroom will be transformed so everyone in attendance can experience all the wonder and delights of the Big Top. The evening will conclude with dancing to live music.

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Jamie’s Run 5K and Kids K @ Standish Park - Old Wethersfield
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Experience the THRILL with more than 1,000 Runners!

Lace up for Connecticut Children’s largest 5K road race event. The 10th Annual Road Race, walk and Kids’ K is perfect for seasoned runners and bumbling toddlers alike! The professionally-run 5K circles the historic Town Green, and the Kids K fun run has 4 age categories with great LEGO prizes. You’ll have so much fun while supporting vital cancer research and family support at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, giving kids and families hope!

Why not set up a fundraising team?

Jamie Knotts lost her battle with a rare liver cancer at 5 1/2 months old in 2010. This race not only honors Jamie, but also the doctors, nurses and staff at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center who are living angels to the children and families who are currently struggling with cancer and blood disorders.

Your participation will ensure a brighter future for children all over Connecticut, who come to Connecticut Children’s for state-of-the-art care. The race for a cure for many forms of cancer and blood disorders continues. The proceeds equally support the Cancer Clinical Trials Program, which helps to offer the latest advancements in treatment, and the Family Assistance Fund, because the last thing a parent needs to worry about when their child is diagnosed with cancer is how to pay the bills.

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PJ Day for the Kids
Dec 13 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am

Calling all Schools and Businesses!

Give $1 – Wear your PJs – Support Kids with Cancer

PJ Day for the Kids kicks off its 9th annual event with a mission to not only raise money, but to honor the brave kids fighting cancer and serious illnesses at Connecticut Children’s. Join us as students and businesses across Connecticut wear their PJs for the kids. Coordinate a PJ Day for your school or business now by clicking here.

Since 2011, thousands of children in Connecticut have worn their PJs to school and, simultaneously, have raised more than $900,000 in support of kids at Connecticut Children’s. Each year, PJ Day has inspired more and more schools and businesses across the state of Connecticut to participate. Won’t you join them?

PJ Day 2019’s online registration system – coming soon!
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