Θ SPECIAL NOTICE Θ
We are proactively reviewing all events organized by the Connecticut Children’s Foundation scheduled through the end of 2020. As we determine the future of each event, we will communicate plans to our guests and sponsors. We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Please check back here for the most up-to-date notices for Foundation events, including events hosted by third-parties. Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Flip It Forward for Kids
Eight IHOP® Restaurants in Connecticut will join hundreds across the nation in celebrating its 15th annual IHOP National Pancake Day event on Tuesday, February 25, 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.
Visit Your Local IHOP
Local IHOP Restaurants participating in National Pancake Day this year include those in Bloomfield, Hamden, Manchester, Newington, Orange, Southington, Wallingford and Waterbury. In 2019, local IHOP Restaurants raised more than $27,000 through its National Pancake Day event and Balloon Campaign. This year, staff and volunteers from Connecticut Children’s will be on hand to greet guests.
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.
Join us and help raise money for other cardiac patients of Connecticut Children’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Enjoy good food, live music, and the best beer in Connecticut all for a great cause. The money raised will support research, patient care, and will help ensure that the book, In My Heart, is given to each family, signed with messages of love and encouragement from the PICU doctors and nurses who are there every step of the way for patients and families.
The Story Behind Pints for the PICU
Our daughter, Emersyn, had open heart surgery five days after she was born.
That meant we would be in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Connecticut Children’s for an unknown amount of time.
During our stay we brought a book with us, In My Heart, in the hopes that everyone who helped Emersyn on her journey would sign it and maybe leave a little message. To our surprise every doctor, nurse, and surgeon loved the idea and each took the time to write her a personal note. Some long, some short, but each one from their hearts. Those beautiful words that helped get us through Emersyn’s surgery, will one day help us explain to her what she went through and, most importantly, who her angels were.
Exactly one year to the day of her surgery we received a letter from Agnes and Kayla, two of Emersyn’s nurses from the PICU. They loved the idea of the book so much, they managed to pull some funding together and had just given their first round of In My Heart books to their current cardiac patients. And all the doctors, nurses, and surgeons signed each one.
Jason Cheshire, a grateful father
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.
(check with your local DQ® location for participation details)
POSTPONED UNTIL LATER DATE!
Spend your Saturday night at The Loft in New Haven, a premier & exclusive car venue. The Loft is a brand new, 40,000 square foot, two floor luxury car storage facility, with elevator access for supercars. Lavish in over 100 cars on display, food, signature cocktails, fashion show, band, DJ and more!
Limited space is available, pre-registration is required. Please enter your car details in Special Request Section at check out.
Legends at the Loft is a special presentation by Concorso Ferrari & Friends charity event to benefit Connecticut Children’s.
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.
Crosseyed Cats Rock Out for the Kids!
The Waterbury Elks Lodge will be full of Rock N’ Blues as Crosseyed Cat takes over the stage. Join Crosseyed Cat and Redline and two guest bands, New England’s Head Over Heals and Red Zone, as they rock Sunday away for the kids. Tickets include admission as well as a buffet lunch/dinner. Cash bar will be available.
Inspired by the great urology care his daughter received as an infant, Tommy Sanchez decided he could make a difference for other children doing what he loves. Started back in 2011 by Sweet Eddie Sanchez, Tommy Sanchez and Joe Gabriel, this spectacular concert has raised more than $100,000 to date, with $17,500 raised in 2019 alone. And these guys aren’t messing around – they have their sights set on raising $20,000 in 2020.
Come out and show your support for Connecticut Children’s Urology Department. Tickets are available at the door.
Join us in a morning walk for the kids at one of our six picturesque locations. Bring a suggested donation of $25 or your collected pledges and receive a t-shirt! Enjoy beautiful scenery, family atmosphere and refreshments.
The Department of Connecticut American Legion is a strong advocate for children and youth. This steadfast dedication continues to be a driving force on behalf of children across the country. For over 27 years, the American Legion Family has conducted Kids Walks to benefit children in need. Join the American Legion family in support of children cared for at Connecticut Children’s.
Jacob Street and Dutton Avenue
Post 76 Town Hall
19 Church Street
North Haven, CT
Great Hollow Lake
454 Purdy Hill Road
Grace Episcopal Church
336 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT
Town of Lebanon
579 Exeter Road
Lebanon, CT 06475
For Connecticut Children’s to provide world-class care of our children, we need your help. Your participation and support will enable us to invest in the necessary people, resources and technology that define the exceptional care our children depend on and deserve.
We are excited to see you there!
Real Support for Real Heroes
Run your own race—participate at your own pace—all while generating support for Connecticut Children’s healthcare heroes.
Registration begins May 1st
Whether you choose to run or walk outside, complete your own race on a treadmill, participate in an online fitness class, practice yoga or go for a long bike ride—the way you choose to participate in the Superhero Virtual Challenge is completely up to you!
With so much of our usual lives interrupted by COVID-19, it’s time to engage the community to help raise critical funds for Connecticut Children’s.
Encourage your friends and family to register too!
Suggested social media content will be provided to make it easy to spread the word.
Join Horatio’s Bar of Waterbury as they celebrate their 2nd Annual Charity Golf Event in support of Connecticut Children’s. Whether you like to golf or have never tee’d off, this is the event for you! Proudly supporting the Greatest Need Children’s Fund, Horatio’s staff, customers and vendors look forward to a day on the green with friends.
Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place for:
(Men and Women)
CLOSEST TO THE LINE
(Men and Women)
CLOSEST TO THE PIN
HOLE IN ON CAR GIVEAWAY
sponsored by Blasius Chevrolet & Cadillac
8:00 AM Registration/Breakfast Buffet
Enjoy a delightful breakfast buffet, golfer gift bags and complimentary cigars.
9:30 AM Shotgun Start
Carts, greens, and range fees included. Beer and water provided on the course.
3:00 pm Lunch/Raffle/Awards
Wrap up the afternoon with a steak carving station, grilled chicken breast, salad station and dessert. A cash bar available.
Join us at Birdies & Horsepower as we kick off our Dream Ride Experience 2020 with a day of Golf, Cars, Horses, Awareness & Giving! We will be starting the day off with a Golf Tournament & ending the night in celebration at the Farmington Polo Club, while enjoying a Polo Match, Dinner, Cocktails, Car Show, Live Auction and Live Music. Birdies & Horsepower is proud to be raising awareness and funds for the Hometown Foundation, Inc., Dream Ride Experience 2020 and featured charity Connecticut Children’s.
This Event Is Rain Or Shine.
Schedule of Events:
Farmington Country Club Schedule
Click for directions to 806 Farmington Ave., Farmington, CT 06032
9:00 AM – Player Arrival & Registration
10:30 AM – Opening Ceremonies & Patio Lunch
11:00 PM – Shotgun Start
4:30 PM – “Start Your Engines” Rally to Farmington Polo Club
Farmington Polo Club Schedule
Click for directions to 152 Town Farm Rd., Farmington, CT 06032
5:00 PM – Guest Arrival & Check-in For Car Show
5:30 PM – Cocktail Hour, Hors d’oeuvres, Polo Match & Car Show
7:30 PM – Seated Dinner and Cocktails
8:00 PM – Evening Presentation & Live Auction
8:00 – 10:00 PM – Casino Games, Dessert & Live Music