Think happy thoughts and fly away with us to…

2018 Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Gala

November 10, 2018
Connecticut Convention Center
Hartford, CT

This year’s Gala celebrated the spirit and imagination of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center with a Peter Pan-inspired evening featuring a pre-event reception in London’s Hyde Park, with unique silent auction items, a caricature artist, living trees and live music. Dinner was served in Neverland, with entertainment from Catapult, the world’s premier shadow dance company and live music by Shaded Soul. With your support, and a little belief, trust & pixie dust, we raised $1.18 million and counting to ensure that a healthy childhood is possible for tens of thousands of children in our state and beyond.

“So come with me where dreams are born and time is never planned.
Just think of happy things and your heart will fly on wings, forever.”
– Peter Pan

I Attend for…

Cardiology & Heart SurgeryConnecticut Children's ranked in 4 Specialties by U.S. News & World Report 2017-18

Our cardiac surgeons took a girl with a broken heart, and gave her a life she loves.

Read Gabriella’s Story>

Diabetes & EndocrinologyConnecticut Children's ranked in 4 Specialties by U.S. News & World Report 2017-18

Josh thought a life changing diagnosis would bring his theater career to an end, now his team of endocrinologists are making sure his second act is even better than his first.

Watch Josh’s Story>

NeonatologyConnecticut Children's ranked in 4 Specialties by U.S. News & World Report 2017-18

Her heart stopped beating for 16 minutes. But just when it seemed all hope was lost, our neonatology team performed a miracle to give baby Olivia another chance at life.

Read Olivia’s Story>

UrologyConnecticut Children's ranked in 4 Specialties by U.S. News & World Report 2017-18

As an expert urologist and mom, she’s dedicated to her family, and yours. Read how Dr. Anne Dudley balances life as a full time surgeon and mother.

Read Dr. Dudley’s Story>

Neurology & Neurosurgery

When a brain tumor left her a bit off beat, our team of experts made the right moves to get Bridget back on the dance floor to take home top honors.

Read Bridget’s Story>


Nate Daly, a longtime patient of Connecticut Children’s, was the inspiration behind his family’s generous leadership gift toward Connecticut Children’s new Infusion and Dialysis Centers.

Read Nate’s Story>


Thanks to a little bit of MAGEC and one savvy team of orthopedic doctors, Lily’s severe scoliosis is no longer holding her back.

Read Lily’s Story>

Cancer & Blood Disorders

A picture is worth a thousand words, and when Kelly and her family were faced with a cancer diagnosis, our oncologists helped them write a new beginning.

Read Kelly’s Story>


When little Zoey was struggling to eat, drink and sleep, our pulmonology team was a lifesaving breath of fresh air.

Read Zoey’s Story>

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

Offering Comprehensive, World-Class Pediatric Care

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is the only hospital in Connecticut dedicated exclusively to the care of children and is ranked by U.S. News & World Report and Women’s Choice as one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation. With a medical staff of more than 1,000, Connecticut Children’s provides comprehensive, compassionate health care in more than 30 pediatric specialties and subspecialties. Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is a not-for-profit organization, which serves as the primary pediatric teaching hospital for the UConn School of Medicine, has a teaching partnership with the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University and is a research partner of The Jackson Laboratory. Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health is a national leader in community-based prevention and wellness programs.