There are many events held throughout the year in support of Connecticut Children’s. 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!
Sunflowers as far as the eye can see
Come get lost in OUTER SPACE at Lyman Orchard’s sunflower maze! With more than 350,000 red and yellow sunflowers immersing guests in a 360-degree environment, it’s a wonderful experience for children and adults alike. Enjoy Lyman Orchards 2.5-acre sunflower maze as yellow finches and beautiful butterflies fly around.
Open Daily 9:00 am – 5:00 pm from August 1 through August 30.
$1 of each admission is donated to in support of pediatric cancer patients at Connecticut Children’s. Over the past 13 years, supporters of the maze have helped Lyman Orchards contributed more than $132,000 to the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Connecticut Children’s.
Join Geno Auriemma’s Fore the Kids Virtual Program
With your safety and health as our top priority, we will be broadcasting a virtual reception program in place of our on-site evening event. We look forward to having this event open to the public for the first time!
Our Fore the Kids Virtual Program will feature Hall of Fame Coach Geno Auriemma, celebrity guests, follow-along interactive cocktail creations, a patient ambassador who came to Connecticut Children’s at only 2 days old, as well as silent/live auction items and a live appeal. To cap off your evening, enjoy an entertaining keynote address from Geno Auriemma.
If you are interested in joining our virtual program, please check back for more information.
Join us as we celebrate the 17th 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-event pricing!
Walk-up registration will be available on race day. $30 for Adults (18+), $25 for Adolescents 10-17, Children 9 & under are free. The first 100 registrants will receive a Connecticut Children’s face mask.
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.
Virtual 5k—Your Pace, Your Place
At times like this, it’s important to take care of yourself and your family. As a valued member of the Connecticut Children’s family, we take your health and well-being very seriously. This year Miles for Miracles will happen virtually – your pace, your place! Our friends at Bendett & McHugh, P.C. wanted to continue supporting Connecticut Children’s, while providing you the opportunity to socially distance and still participate in this event you know and love. Run or walk, fast or slow, one mile or 3.1 – it’s up to you – and it all benefits the patients and families at Connecticut Children’s.
Bendett & 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.