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 car shows, there 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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Upcoming Events

PJ Day for the Kids

Schools and Businesses
Connecticut & Western MA
2020 – 2021 School Year

PJ Day for the Kids kicks off its 10th anniversary celebration on Friday, December 11, 2020, with a mission to not only raise money, but to honor the brave kids fighting cancer at Connecticut Children’s. Join us as students and businesses across Connecticut and Western Massachusetts 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. 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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Past Events

Connecticut Children’s Race 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. Whether you’re a first-time 5K participant or a seasoned marathon runner – the Connecticut Children’s Race Series has the race for you! A select number of early registrants for each race will receive a Connecticut Children’s face mask (view race registration pages for details).

Connecticut Children’s Champ Program

Be recognized for your commitment to fundraising for Connecticut Children’s by competing for the title of Connecticut Children’s Champ! Push yourself across the finish line and maximize your online fundraising for a chance to select a special recognition item as our way of saying thanks. Going the extra mile helps us provide the care kids need close to home so as an added bonus you will receive an invitation to a Foundation reception. More details are available on the race series page.

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Hugh S. Greer Field House
UCONN – Storrs, CT
February 22-23, 2020

HuskyTHON is a year-long fund-raising effort coordinated by students at the University of Connecticut, which culminates in an eighteen-hour dance marathon celebration over the course of a weekend in February.

From humble beginnings, HuskyTHON has grown to become the largest fundraising event in support of Connecticut Children’s. Having raised more than $1.5 million in 2020 and nearly $8 million since 2000, UConn students are proud of these accomplishments, but they are not stopping there.

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QTHON Dance Marathon

Quinnipiac University
Hamden, CT

Thursday, April 9, 2020

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 COVID-19 crisis these students hosted their event virtually in 2020!

Since 2012, QTHON has raised $1,259,044.75 million for Connecticut Children’s. 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.

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Superhero Virtual Challenge

Location of your choice
May 1 – 31, 2020

Join the Challenge to show your support of the superheroes working at Connecticut Children’s. Each mile you walk, run or bike will benefit Connecticut Children’s. Every yoga session, CrossFit workout or plank challenge you complete supports our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first $10,000 in donations will be matched by our generous sponsor Capital City Education Alliance.

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Geno Auriemma's Fore the Kids Charity Golf Tournament

Geno Auriemma’s Fore the Kids Golf Day

Hartford Golf Club
West Hartford, CT
Monday, August 3, 2020

For golfing enthusiasts and fans of Coach Auriemma, we provide the ultimate experience at the area’s premier venue, supporting the most meaningful cause.

Enjoy incredible food and beverage, exceptional cigars and exciting contests on the course. Over the past 17 years, the Geno Auriemma Fore the Kids Charity Golf tournament has raised more than $2 million to benefit patient care at Connecticut Children’s.

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Aces for Kids Golf Outing

Blue Fox Run Golf Course
Avon, CT
Saturday, September 12, 2020

Our 18th Annual Aces for Kids Golf Outing will be an amazing event you don’t want to miss. Since inception in 2002, this event has raised nearly $1,000,000 and is a key annual fundraising event in support of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Connecticut Children’s. As a supporter of this event, you have the opportunity to network with industry leaders in the aerospace community.

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Concorso Ferrari & Friends

Concorso Ferrari & Friends

Farmington Polo Club
Farmington, CT

Concorso Ferrari & Friends was created by a group of Ferrari owners who wanted to use their exotic automobiles to put smiles on the faces of patients at Connecticut Children’s. Now in its 20th year, Concorso Ferrari & Friends has become the signature automobile event in Southern New England. It celebrates all makes and models of Italian automobiles—from vintage Alfa Romeos, Fiats and Lamborghinis to the supercars of Ferrari, Pagani, Maserati, and Italian Motorcycles are also welcome! This jaw-dropping event is held to raise awareness and critical funding to support Connecticut Children’s.

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Eversource Hartford Marathon

Virtual Event
Saturday, October 8 – 11, 2020

Participate in the first ever VIRTUAL Eversource Hartford Marathon with Team Connecticut Children’s! The 2020 Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon will take place from October 8 through 11 and includes a new 10K race distance to complement the exisiting 5K (3.1 mile), Half Marathon (13.1 mile) and Marathon (26.2 mile) participation options.

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Extra Life

Location of your choice
Anywhere, USA
Saturday, November 7, 2020
Campaign open through 12/31/20


Mark your calendar for the 24-hour National Game Day! The concept of Extra Life is that people pledge their support to the gamers who play any games they wish for an allotted amount of time. Gamers can participate in video, tabletop, lawn, fantasy and other games. Signing up is easy and fundraising will remain open through the end of the calendar year.

To encourage the most possible participation, the Extra Life program welcomes you to participate any day of the year for any amount of time, in order to raise funds to support Connecticut Children’s, a Children’s Miracle Networks Hospitals partner.

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Connecticut Children’s Gala

Virtual Event
Saturday, November 14, 2020

Attention Flappers and Fellas!

Connecticut Children’s Gala is going virtual! Put on your glad rags, pop a bottle of champagne and join us from the comfort of your own home, as we pay homage to one of the most exciting times in American history—the Roaring ’20s.

To learn more, contact Bree Pelczar at 860.837.5713 or bpelczar@connecticutchildrens.org.

2019 Photo Gallery

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State Police “Stuff a Cruiser” Toy Drive

December 7-31, 2020

Children who have to visit Connecticut Children’s can be overwhelmed with the unknown. Toys collected by the State Police provide a welcome distraction to children and help encourage communication between a care provider and patient. Making a donation today helps provide smiles all year long. Sometimes a toy can be the one thing a child remembers about their visit – a memory you can create.

With assistance from the Ambulance Service of Manchester (ASM) and Aetna Ambulance, Connecticut State Police from Troop H have collected more than half a million toys and more than $220,000 in donations to benefit children who find themselves in the Emergency Department at Connecticut Children’s during the holidays and throughout the year.

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