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!
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 Medical Center 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.
(check with your local DQ® location for participation details)
QTHON is a yearlong 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 Medical Center.
Over the past seven events, QTHON has raised $719,688.75 towards Connecticut Children’s and its state-of-the-art patient care. 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 2018, over 1,500 dancers raised more than $265,400, a 20-percent increase from the prior year; this year’s goal is to raise $323,000 by 3-23-2019.
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 www.qthon.org.
WarriorTHON is comprised of a group of students at Eastern Connecticut State University who are united by one mission – to help sick and injured kids in the local community get the treatment they need and the compassionate care they deserve. The 2019 leadership team is headed up by ECSU students, Felicity Dyer and Lauren Landry, Co-Executive Directors, who are supported by a talented group of soon to be young professionals.
As a first year Miracle Network Dance Marathon in 2018, ECSU students united around children and families to raise an outstanding $11,612. They look forward to filling the gymnasium on campus with energy and excitement on April 6th and encourage their campus and the community to get involved by sponsoring or making a donation.
Weslyan University is on a mission to help sick and injured kids in their local community. They are raising funds and awareness through a Dance Marathon for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Connecticut Children’s treats more than 100,000 patients annually—with care ranging from annual checkups to treatments for a life-threatening disease or chronic illness—from Connecticut and beyond.
WesTHON was established by Shane Ross, who serves as co-executive director along with Grant Hill. Shane shared that WesTHON successfully raised more than $25,000 in their first two years without any University sponsored support. Shane was inspired to make a difference because he understand the anguish a sick family member can impose upon a family and he wanted to change that. After learning about Miracle Network Dance Marathons, he knew how to make it happen for families served by Connecticut’s only free-standing pediatric medical center.