EVENT CALENDAR

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!


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[CANCELLED] Dairy Queen Free Cone Day
Mar 19 all-day

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Enjoy the first day of Spring with Dairy Queen®!

At participating Dairy Queen® locations throughout Connecticut, fans will enjoy a free small vanilla soft-serve cone with the signature curl on top (limit one per customer while supplies last). Stores will be collecting donations in support of Connecticut Children’s through their partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

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 since 1984.


Participating Locations

(check with your local DQ® location for participation details)

Manchester
Milford
Norwich
Plainville

Apr
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QTHON Virtual Dance Marathon @ Quinnipiac University
Apr 9 all-day

QTHON is a year-long fundraising enterprise led by Quinnipiac University students, which culminates in a 10-hour dance marathon to raise funds and awareness in support of Connecticut Children’s. However, due to the current crisis these students are bringing their event virtual this year!


Follow our Virtual Dance Marathon on Instagram!

In 2019, over 1,700 dancers raised more than $332,000. This brings the students’ eight-year cumulative giving total to more than $1 million. QTHON strives to bring together the student body and the local community to raise funds in support of valuable care that patients and their families receive at Connecticut Children’s.

In addition to the Quinnipiac students, patient families from Connecticut Children’s will attend the event and will dance the night away. They are matched with student groups and are able to dance, play games, participate in arts and crafts, and much more.

For more information about QTHON, please visit QTHON’s About Us page.

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Jun
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Extra Life Family Game Day @ Anywhere you choose
Jun 27 all-day

Extra Life Family Game DayJoin us for our first-ever Extra Life Family Game Day

Saturday, June 27

Get your family together for a Family Game Day in support of children’s health care! 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.

Households are encouraged to participate in Family Game Day on June 27. You can also mark your calendar for the 24-hour National Game Day on November 7. 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.

Register and create your own personal fundraising page, which you can share with friends, family, streamers, and more! Show off how you’re playing games to heal kids. All funds raised will benefit Connecticut Children’s as we continue to care for patients and families across Connecticut.

sign up at extra-life.org View Facebook Event

Fundraising begins on January 1, 2020, and ends on December 31, 2020.

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Ace Hardware Bucket Days @ Participating Locations throughout Connecticut, excluding Fairfield County
Jul 31 – Aug 2 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