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!

Dec
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KISS Cares for Kids Radiothon @ Connecticut Children's
Dec 12 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 pm
KISS Cares for Kids Radiothon @ Connecticut Children's | Hartford | Connecticut | United States

WKSS 95.7FM will broadcast live from Connecticut Children’s One World Café. During this heartwarming event, pre-selected patient families and care providers will share stories of triumph and inspiration that would not have been possible without Connecticut Children’s and philanthropic support from the community.

Nurses, patient families, doctors and the President of Connecticut Children’s are very excited for you to join us!


Ways to Give

Donate Online

Become a Miracle Maker

Call 1.800.852.KIDS (5437)

Text CTKIDS to 51555

This giving option will provide a link to our online donation webpage. Message and data rates may apply. View our privacy policy at CMNHospitals.org.

Broadcast Schedule

6:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Courtney & KISS in the Morning (extended show) with Walmart Jeff and Gavin

12:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Jagger (with appearances from other KISS on-air staff members)

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State Police “Stuff a Cruiser” Toy Drive @ Participating Walmart stores in East Windsor, Manchester, Newington and Rocky Hill
Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Schedule your holiday shopping and throw a few extra toys in the cart for the kids at Connecticut Children’s!

For 23 years, troopers from Troop H of the Connecticut State Police have been as busy as Santa’s elves carrying out their December Toy Drive.

With assistance from Ambulance Service of Manchester (ASM) and Aetna Ambulance, the troopers have collected more than half a million toys and more than $220,000 in donations to benefit children who find themselves in the Emergency Department at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center during the holidays and throughout the year.

Children who have to visit Connecticut Children’s can be overwhelmed with the unknown. Toys collected by the State Police provide a welcome distraction to children and help encourage communication between a care provider and patient. Making a donation today helps provide smiles all year long. Sometimes a toy can be the one thing a child remembers about their visit – a memory you can create.


Three Ways YOU Can Support the Toy Drive

Purchase a Toy from our Online Registry

Online Registry

Text to Give

TEXT toydrive2019 to 52182

Dec
13
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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 2019
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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 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.

Download the Pitch Packet

Since 2011, thousands of children in Connecticut have worn their PJs to school and, simultaneously, have raised more than $630,000 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?

Register   SPONSOR

‘Like’ PJ Day for the Kids on Facebook!

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State Police “Stuff a Cruiser” Toy Drive @ Participating Walmart stores in East Windsor, Manchester, Newington and Rocky Hill
Dec 13 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Schedule your holiday shopping and throw a few extra toys in the cart for the kids at Connecticut Children’s!

For 23 years, troopers from Troop H of the Connecticut State Police have been as busy as Santa’s elves carrying out their December Toy Drive.

With assistance from Ambulance Service of Manchester (ASM) and Aetna Ambulance, the troopers have collected more than half a million toys and more than $220,000 in donations to benefit children who find themselves in the Emergency Department at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center during the holidays and throughout the year.

Children who have to visit Connecticut Children’s can be overwhelmed with the unknown. Toys collected by the State Police provide a welcome distraction to children and help encourage communication between a care provider and patient. Making a donation today helps provide smiles all year long. Sometimes a toy can be the one thing a child remembers about their visit – a memory you can create.


Three Ways YOU Can Support the Toy Drive

Purchase a Toy from our Online Registry

Online Registry

Text to Give

TEXT toydrive2019 to 52182

Dec
14
Sat
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State Police “Stuff a Cruiser” Toy Drive @ Participating Walmart stores in East Windsor, Manchester, Newington and Rocky Hill.
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Schedule your holiday shopping and throw a few extra toys in the cart for the kids at Connecticut Children’s!

For 23 years, troopers from Troop H of the Connecticut State Police have been as busy as Santa’s elves carrying out their December Toy Drive.

With assistance from Ambulance Service of Manchester (ASM) and Aetna Ambulance, the troopers have collected more than half a million toys and more than $220,000 in donations to benefit children who find themselves in the Emergency Department at Connecticut Children’s during the holidays and throughout the year.

Children who have to visit Connecticut Children’s can be overwhelmed with the unknown. Toys collected by the State Police provide a welcome distraction to children and help encourage communication between a care provider and patient. Making a donation today helps provide smiles all year long. Sometimes a toy can be the one thing a child remembers about their visit – a memory you can create.


Three Ways YOU Can Support the Toy Drive

Donate Online

Make a Gift

Purchase a Toy from our Online Registry

Online Registry

Dec
15
Sun
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State Police “Stuff a Cruiser” Toy Drive @ Participating Walmart stores in East Windsor, Manchester, Newington and Rocky Hill.
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Schedule your holiday shopping and throw a few extra toys in the cart for the kids at Connecticut Children’s!

For 23 years, troopers from Troop H of the Connecticut State Police have been as busy as Santa’s elves carrying out their December Toy Drive.

With assistance from Ambulance Service of Manchester (ASM) and Aetna Ambulance, the troopers have collected more than half a million toys and more than $220,000 in donations to benefit children who find themselves in the Emergency Department at Connecticut Children’s during the holidays and throughout the year.

Children who have to visit Connecticut Children’s can be overwhelmed with the unknown. Toys collected by the State Police provide a welcome distraction to children and help encourage communication between a care provider and patient. Making a donation today helps provide smiles all year long. Sometimes a toy can be the one thing a child remembers about their visit – a memory you can create.


Three Ways YOU Can Support the Toy Drive

Donate Online

Make a Gift

Purchase a Toy from our Online Registry

Online Registry

Jan
11
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Cycle Out Cancer @ CycleBar - The Shoppes at Farmington Valley
Jan 11 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Who are you cycling for?

REGISTER TODAY!

Beat back winter and head over to CycleBar at The Shoppes at Farmington Valley to “Cycle Out Cancer” for an epic, one-of-a-kind spinning event on January 11, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Register for a one-hour class or for multiple hours by clicking on the “tickets” button on the eventbrite registration website. There will be t-shirts, food, awards and prizes.

You and your friends can beat the January chill, spinning indoors at your own pace. Burn up and down the virtual hills or cruise the open road. Either way, you will be “Cycling Out Cancer” for kids in our region receiving treatment at Connecticut Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.


CYCLEBAR of Canton is a premium indoor cycling facility opened by Kevin and Liz Anderson in September 2018. Kevin is a retired colonel with the United States Marine Corps and retired Connecticut State Trooper. They are excited to bring a new cycling experience to the Farmington Valley and look forward to giving back to the community.

Feb
22
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HuskyTHON @ Hugh S. Greer Field House - UConn
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm

Brighten Tomorrow

HuskyTHON is a year-long fund-raising effort coordinated by students at the University of Connecticut, which culminates in an eighteen-hour dance marathon celebration in February. HuskyTHON is a year-long philanthropic effort at the University of Connecticut to raise funds and awareness for Connecticut Children’s, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. This effort culminates in an 18-hour dance marathon in February, where thousands of UConn students come together to dance for those who can’t. HuskyTHON is entirely student-run and their Management Team of 28 undergraduate student leaders work tirelessly to make each HuskyTHON better than the last.

From humble beginnings, HuskyTHON has grown to become the largest event in support of Connecticut Children’s. In 2019 they raised an astounding $1,328,402.19, and while UConn students are proud of this accomplishment, they are not stopping there. Their motto is “FTK” (For The Kids), and while their efforts are always evolving, their core purpose remains the same:

“Together with Connecticut Children’s, we believe in giving children the care they deserve.”

The amount raised in 2019 represents a 30% increase over HuskyTHON 2018.

HuskyTHON is one of the top 10 dance marathons in the country and is the largest Children’s Miracle Network Dance Marathon in the Northeast. In the last 20 years, HuskyTHON has raised over $6.2 million for Connecticut Children’s, making it the largest fundraiser for the hospital. For more information about HuskyTHON, please visit www.huskython.org

Connecticut Children’s is the only hospital in Connecticut dedicated exclusively to the care of children and ranked one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and Women’s Choice. They are one of 170 children’s hospitals across the US and Canada that comprise Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. At these hospitals, 62 children are treated by highly trained professionals every minute – that’s one child every second. From cancer to a traumatic injury or a genetic disease, Connecticut Children’s always has their doors open.