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!
*All in-person participants must register online – no walk-up registration*
*Limited to 150 participants in-person, unlimited Virtual 5K participation*
Lace up and join us at the 6th Annual Reid’s Run 5K Trail Run and Walk, in person or virtually. Enjoy the pristine woods of Winding Trails, where we encourage all skill levels to run in the trail race or take in the scenery on the non-competitive 5K walk. All registrants will receive a Connecticut Children’s logo face mask. There will be an open 5K start time between 8:00 am and 9:00 am.
Age category awards will be tallied with virtual results and announced on the website. Reid’s Run is a rewarding celebration you will enjoy whether you are a serious athlete or simply love the outdoors. Your participation in the race and/or as a fundraiser supports the Reid R. Sacco Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Program at Connecticut Children’s.
Experience the virtual THRILL!
Lace up for Connecticut Children’s largest 5K road race event – this time at your pace, your place. The 11th Annual Road Race, walk and Kids’ K will be virtual this year! All registered participants will receive a long-sleeve t-shirt and bib, and the first 500 registrants will receive a Connecticut Children’s face mask. You’ll have so much fun while supporting vital cancer research and family support at Connecticut Children’s, 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 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.
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 $72,000 for Connecticut Children’s.
The concept of Extra Life is that people pledge their support to the gamers who play any games they wish for an allotted amount of time. Gamers can participate in video, tabletop, lawn, fantasy and other games. To encourage the most possible participation, the Extra Life program welcomes you to participate any day of the year for any amount of time, in order to raise funds to support Connecticut Children’s.
Fundraising begins on January 1, 2020 and ends on December 31, 2020.
Extra Life Classic Participant
Signing up for Extra Life as a Classic Participant is completely free and still lets you unlock digital incentives from our community partners.
Extra Life Platinum Participant
Platinum Participants pay $19 USD but can unlock platinum-only fundraising power ups like stickers, t-shirts & medals!
Join our Extra Life Facebook group to receive notifications about special upcoming gaming days! To get involved or request more information on this year’s Extra Life activities for Connecticut Children’s please email Jessica Swirson or call 860-837-5274.
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!
Attention Flappers and Fellas!
Connecticut Children’s Gala is going virtual! With technology at our fingertips, we will deliver an unforgettable evening featuring inspirational stories, celebrity entertainment, unique auction packages, prize drawings and awards for best dressed. Put on your glad rags, pop a bottle of champagne and join us from the comfort of your own home, as we pay homage to one of the most exciting times in American history—the Roaring ’20s.
If you are interested in learning more about opportunities to get involved, please contact Bree Pelczar at 860-837-5713 or email@example.com.