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 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

KISS Cares for Kids Radiothon

One World Café
Connecticut Children’s
Hartford, CT
December 12, 2019

WKSS 95.7FM will broadcast live from Connecticut Children’s One World Café. During this heartwarming event, pre-selected patient families and care providers will share stories of triumph and inspiration that would not have been possible without Connecticut Children’s and philanthropic support from the community. Listeners are encouraged to call in or make a gift online in support of patients and families being cared for at Connecticut Children’s.

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PJ Day for the Kids

Schools and Businesses
throughout Connecticut
December 13, 2019
2019 – 2020 School Year

PJ Day for the Kids kicks off its 9th annual event on Friday, December 13, 2019, 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 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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State Police “Stuff a Cruiser” Toy Drive

Walmart locations in East Windsor,
Manchester, Newington and Rocky Hill.
December 12-15, 2019

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 $200,000 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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HuskyTHON

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 million in 2018 and more than $5 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
March 21, 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.

Over the past seven events, QTHON has raised $719,688.75 towards Connecticut Children’s and its state-of-the-art patient care. 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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Concorso Ferrari & Friends

LaSalle Road
West Hartford, CT
Sunday, June 21, 2020

Concorso Ferrari & Friends was created by a group of owners who wanted to use their exotic automobiles to put smiles on the faces of patients at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Now in its 19th 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 NEW this year, Italian Motorcycles Welcome! This jaw-dropping event is held to raise awareness and critical funding to support Connecticut Children’s.

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Past Events

Connecticut Children’s Gala

Connecticut Convention Center
Hartford, CT
November 2, 2019

The Connecticut Children’s Gala raised $1,493,085 and counting! What an outpouring of generosity at our Greatest Showman-themed event. The Connecticut Convention Center was transformed into a Big Top where 1,100 guests gathered to enjoy the spectacle, soiree and circus in support of Connecticut Children’s.

Thank you to our attendees, donors, sponsors and Honorary and Planning Committee members for their support in making 2019 a record-breaking year all around.

2019 Photo Gallery

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Connecticut Children’s Race Series

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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!

Connecticut Children’s Champion Program

Be recognized for your commitment to fundraising for Connecticut Children’s by competing for the title of Connecticut Children’s Champion! 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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Extra Life

Location of your choice
Anywhere, USA
November 2, 2019
Campaign open through 12/31/19

PLAY GAMES TO HELP HEAL LOCAL KIDS

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.

Be a hero.

Dedicate a day of play for kids in your community!

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Geno Auriemma's Fore the Kids Charity Golf Tournament

Geno Auriemma’s Fore the Kids Golf Tournament

Hartford Golf Club
West Hartford, CT
Monday, June 24, 2019

This is your chance to “tee it” up with Geno Auriemma, the hall-of-fame coach. Your “round to remember” at the prestigious Hartford Golf Club will include NIKE apparel and gear, brunch, beverage and food stations, and a dinner reception hosted by ESPN’s Rebecca Lobo and Kevin Neghandi.

Over the past 16 years, the tournament has raised more than $1.6 million for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Thank you Coach Auriemma, our dedicated committee and all of our sponsors!

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