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.
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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!
Exclusive Mix & Mingle Opportunity with Hall of Fame Coach
Connecticut Children’s is excited to announce the Night of Champions Reception* hosted at Geno’s Fast Break Pub at Mohegan Sun. This once-in-a-lifetime evening for guests to mix and mingle with Coach Auriemma and former notable student-athlete champions. This is a must-attend event for all the right reasons—act quickly as tickets will sell out!
Special guests include:
Jamelle Elliott ♦ Maria Conlon ♦ Heather Buck ♦ Lorin Dixon ♦ Meghan Culmo
Reserve your Ticket
Tickets are $125 per person by March 5, 2019; advance purchase only.
Guests must be at least 21 years old.
Proceeds from this reception will support the 2019 Geno Auriemma’s Fore the Kids Tournament funding priorities – the purchase of two important pieces of equipment for Connecticut Children’s:
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) new transport isolette, which is a self-contained, high-performance transport incubator. As a Level IV NICU, the highest level trauma certification, the Medical Center treats the sickest infants in the region. Last year more than 300 newborns required transportion to Connecticut Children’s from regional hospitals. This new isolette will enhance the care we provide to these tiny patients on their way to Connecticut Children’s.
- Highly specialized Spinal Surgery Table for patients undergoing complex spine surgeries. Surgeons can more easily position, rotate and stabilize the patients using this highly specialized device. This equipment will bring next-level care and positive outcomes to children with spinal issues and deformities.
*Photography is allowed, however, no autographs, filming or video recording are permitted.
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.