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!

IHOP Free Pancake Day @ IHOP Restaurants
Mar 12 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Flip It Forward for Kids

Eight IHOP® Restaurants in Connecticut will join hundreds across the nation in celebrating its 14th annual IHOP Free Pancake Day—Flip It Forward for Kids event Tuesday, March 12, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Participating IHOP Restaurants will serve up a free short stack of its world-famous buttermilk pancakes for patrons while collecting donations for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, of which Connecticut Children’s is part.

Additionally, $1 from the sale of every Oreo® Oh My Goodness Pancake, the winning pancake entry created by 2019 IHOP Kid Chef Champion Brody Simoncini, will be donated to support IHOP Free Pancake Day partners, including Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Brody’s winning pancake creation is available at any participating IHOP restaurant now through April 14.

Brody, who was born with a giant omphalocele, a rare and life-threatening abdominal wall defect that caused some of his organs to be on the outside of his body, spent the first seven-and-a-half- months of his life at a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in New England, where he underwent multiple surgeries. Customers visiting participating IHOP locations on #FreePancakeDay can help even more kids battling critical illnesses, including those at Connecticut Children’s, by making a donation.

Meet the 2019 IHOP Kid Chef Team

Visit Your Local IHOP

Local IHOP Restaurants participating in Free Pancake Day this year include those in Bloomfield, Hamden, Manchester, Newington, Orange, Southington, Wallingford and Waterbury. In 2018, local IHOP Restaurants raised more than $8,000 through its Free Pancake Day event. This year, staff and volunteers from Connecticut Children’s will be on hand to greet guests.

IHOP and its franchisees have a goal of raising $4 million during the campaign to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other children’s health and wellness organizations. This year, IHOP expects to serve a record-breaking 5 million pancakes in a single day to support its charity partners.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is a network of 170 healthcare providers dedicated to treating children facing life-threatening illnesses.

Avon UNICO Spring Dance @ The Farmington Club
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Avon UNICO Spring Dance

Featuring “Locomotion”—Connecticut’s Powerhouse 9-Piece Dance Band

In support of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and Avon UNICO Charities

Join the Avon Chapter of UNICO for a wonderful dinner followed by dancing, silent auction and an Italian cookie dessert station. A cash bar will be available for guests 21 and older. Proceeds in support of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center will benefit the Infusion & Outpatient Dialysis Centers. For more information or to RSVP, please email avonunico@gmail.com.

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is proud to be a beneficiary of fundraising activities managed by the Avon Chapter of UNICO, having contributed nearly $70,000 since 2013 in support of world-class care for children in our region. Avon UNICO is part of a national non-profit, the largest Italian American service organization in the country. In Italian, the word unico means “unique” or “one of a kind” and has become an acronym standing for Unity, Neighborliness, Integrity, Charity, and Opportunity (UNICO) and represents the character and purpose of the organization.

Dinner & Live Music by Jeff Pitchell @ Blue Fox Run Golf Course
May 2 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Support the 5th Annual Reid’s Run with Jeff Pitchell!

Please join the Reid R. Sacco Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Alliance as they host an evening for dining and dancing. Blue Fox Run Golf Course is the perfect setting to help drive awareness while raising funds in support of treatment and finding a cure for sarcomas!

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