Featured Events

Throughout the year, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation hosts several fun-filled, signature events. These provide an excellent venue for people like you to make new friends and have fun! From golf to 5K’s and dining to dancing, where is something for everyone to attend in celebration of our vital mission of making the children of Connecticut the healthiest in the nation.

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Team Connecticut Children's will be running the Eversource Hartford Marathon

Eversource Hartford Marathon

Bushnell Park
Hartford, CT
October 13, 2018
Fundraising open through 11/15/18

Connecticut Children’s is proud to be one of the official charities of the Eversource Hartford Marathon. Help us exceed 200 runners in 2018 and surpass last year’s record-breaking total of $92,087 raised in support of programs and services vital to the health of children throughout the region. All members of Team Connecticut Children’s receive complimentary race registration in exchange for their commitment to a minimum fundraising goal.

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Extra Life

Location of your choice
Anywhere, USA
November 3, 2018
Campaign open through 12/31/18


Extra Life unites thousands of gamers in a year-round fundraising initiative that culminates in a 24-hour gaming challenge which can be done from the comfort of your own couch. Gamers — people who play video games, board games, phone games, card games and other forms of competitive play — use their passion to raise money in support of their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Last year, Extra Life raised more than $127,000 for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

“This must be the easiest fundraising plan in the world; you don’t even have to get up off the couch if you don’t want to.” Tracy Degrazia, Guild Member, Extra Life Hartford

Be a hero.

Dedicate a day of play for kids in your community!

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Connecticut Children's Medical Center Gala 2018

Connecticut Children’s Gala

Connecticut Convention Center
Hartford, CT
November 10, 2018

“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

Join more than 850 business and community leaders, doctors, patients and staff for a Peter Pan-inspired Gala that includes dinner, dancing and entertainment.  Your participation supports Connecticut Children’s Medical Center’s mission to improve the physical and emotional health of children through family-centered care, research, education and advocacy.

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PJ Day for the Kids

Schools and Businesses
throughout Connecticut
December 14, 2018
2018 – 2019 School Year

PJ Day for the Kids kicks off its 8th annual event on Friday, December 14, 2018, with a mission to not only raise money, but to honor the brave kids fighting cancer and serious illnesses at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Join us as students and businesses across Connecticut wear their PJs for the kids.

Since 2011, thousands of children in Connecticut have worn their PJs to school in support of kids at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Each year, PJ Day has inspired more and more schools and businesses across the state of Connecticut to participate. Won’t you join them?

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Connecticut Children’s Running Series


We encourage runners of all skill levels to check out the run, walk and challenge events hosted throughout the year in support of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Whether you’re a first-time 5K participant or a seasoned marathon runner – the Connecticut Children’s Running Series has the race for you!

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