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!

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Dairy Queen® Miracle Treat Day @ Participating Dairy Queen's throughout Connecticut
Jul 25 all-day

Bring healing and happiness to local kids.

Guests visiting local DQ locations supporting Connecticut Children’s can purchase a paper Miracle Balloon to publicly pledge support and receive $2 or $5 in discount coupons good for food or treat on their next visit.



Celebrating more than 30 years and $125 million raised for local kids!

Dairy Queen® loves kids. Whether its kids’ sports teams celebrating at our restaurants after games, children enjoying dinner with their parents or teenagers visiting for cool treats at the end of a date, DQ® and kids go hand in hand. And if these cherished youngsters ever become sick or injured, we want to help assure they have the best medical care available. That’s why the DQ system has been a proud national partner of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) since 1984.

The founders of the Dairy Queen® system were men and women who introduced a new kind of dessert treat and, in the process, developed the foundation of the franchising industry. The history of the DQ® system is a story of a unique product that created an industry. Visit DQ online.

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Ace Hardware Bucket Days @ Participating Locations throughout Connecticut, excluding Fairfield County
Aug 2 – Aug 4 all-day

Make a $5 donation to Connecticut Children’s, your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, and get a five gallon bucket and 20% off whatever fits in it, with normal exclusions. Please see stores for details.

Since becoming a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals partner in 1991, Ace Hardware has raised more than $100 million for local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country. This success stems from the creative fundraising efforts of the Ace Hardware Foundation and the generous contributions of Ace retailers, customers, vendor partners and team members.


Participating Locations

Branford Building Supplies, Branford
Larsen Ace Hardware, Canton
R W Hine Ace Hardware, Cheshire
Steward’s Ace Hardware, Clinton
Hope Ace Hardware, Colchester
East Hampton Ace Hardware East Hampton
Katz Ace Hardware, Glastonbury
Hebron Ace Hardware, Hebron
Ace Hardware of Kent, Kent
Ace Home Center Middletown
Ace Home Center, Norwich
Ace Hardware, Oxford
Ace Hardware, Rocky Hill
Rocky’s Ace Hardware, Vernon
Larsen Ace Hardware, West Hartford
Windsor Ace Hardware, Windsor
Ace Hardware, Woodbury

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Marriott Root Beer Float Day @ Participating Connecticut Marriott locations, excluding Fairfield county.
Aug 6 all-day

Root Beer Floats are sure to win over the hearts of Connecticut residents come August, as local Marriott Hotels are set to host an annual fundraiser in support of their long-standing support of non-profit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Locals, visitors and guests alike are invited to partake in the Root Beer Float Day fundraiser on August 6 at participating locations (list below). Associates will host root beer float fundraising activities with the proceeds going directly to Connecticut Children’s, your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Floats will be available for a suggested donation of $5. Root Beer Float Day is a nod to Marriott’s beginnings when company founder, Bill Marriott, Sr., and his wife Alice opened two root beer stands in Washington, D.C., in the 1920s.

“We wouldn’t be the organization we are today without the support of Marriott as our longest-standing corporate partner,” said John Lauck, president and CEO, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “Marriott associates and guests are among the most passionate fundraisers we have.”

Marriott associates and guests have raised $135 million in the last 35 years. The company fundraises through a variety of events and activities throughout the year. For more information, visit Marriott’s Community Engagement webpage.


Participating Locations

(list as of July 22, 2019)

  • Hartford – Marriott Hartford Downtown
  • Manchester – Fairfield Inn & Suites Hartford Manchester
  • Mystic – Residence Inn By Marriott Mystic Groton
  • Mystic – Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa
  • Wallingford – Courtyard By Marriott New Haven Wallingford

If you can’t make it in person, you can still take part by donating Marriott Rewards points at giving.marriott.com.

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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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