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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Upcoming Events



Hugh S. Greer Field House
UCONN – Storrs, CT
February 23-24, 2019

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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Night of Champions Reception with Geno Auriemma

Geno’s Fast Break Pub
Mohegan Sun
Uncasville, CT
Friday, March 8, 2019

This once-in-a-lifetime evening for guests to mix and mingle with Coach Auriemma and former notable student-athlete champions and learn about Geno Auriemma’s Fore the Kids Annual Charity Golf Tournament, which supports Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. This is a must-attend event for all the right reasons—act quickly as tickets will sell out! Reserve your space before March 5, 2019.

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IHOP Free Pancake Day

IHOP Restaurants
Bloomfield, Hamden, Manchester,
Newington, Orange, Southington,
Wallingford and Waterbury, CT
March 12, 2019

Join IHOP restaurants throughout Connecticut as they celebrate the 14th annual Free Pancake Day! Guests will enjoy a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes and in return, IHOP will be collecting donations in support of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

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DQ Free Cone Day

Dairy Queen
Participating locations
throughout Connecticut
(excluding Fairfield County)
March 20, 2019

Enjoy the first day of spring with Dairy Queen! At participating Dairy Queen® locations throughout Connecticut, fans will enjoy a free small vanilla soft-serve cone with the signature curl on top (limit one per customer, while supplies last). Stores will be collecting donations in support of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center through their partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

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QTHON Dance Marathon

QTHON Dance Marathon

Quinnipiac University
Hamden, CT
March 23, 2019

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 Medical Center.

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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Reid’s Run 5K Trail Run/Walk

Winding Trails
Farmington, CT
Saturday, May 4, 2019

Lace up and join us at the 5th Annual Reid’s Run 5K Trail Run and Walk. Enjoy the pristine woods of Winding Trails, where all skill levels are encouraged to run in the trail race or take in the scenery on the non-competitive 5K walk.

Enjoy music, refreshments, fire truck demonstrations, awards and more. Reid’s Run is a rewarding celebration you will enjoy whether you are a serious athlete or simply love the outdoors. Your participation in the race and/or as a fundraiser supports the Reid R. Sacco Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Program at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

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Aces for Kids Golf Outing

Aces for Kids Golf Outing

Blue Fox Run Golf Course
Avon, CT
Saturday, May 18, 2019

Our 2018 event went down in the books as our greatest success to date with over $105,000 raised for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Since inception in 2002, this event has raised over $900,000 and is a key annual fundraising event to benefit the Medical Center and its pediatric cancer patients. The Aces for Kids Golf Outing supports the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and has become one of the largest golf fundraisers on our calendar! As a supporter of this event, you have the opportunity to network with industry leaders in the aerospace community.

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Run 4 Robin 5K

Nevers Road Park
South Windsor, CT
Sunday, May 19, 2019

The scenic Nevers Road Park is the perfect spot for an inspirational 5K race supporting patients and families cared by at the Division of Nephrology at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Run 4 Robin welcomes runners and walkers at any level, from the recreational walker to the experienced road runner. Leashed pets and jogging strollers welcome. By registering today, you are helping our researchers push the boundaries to develop the best clinical trials for young patients who are bravely battling kidney disorders.

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Concorso Ferrari & Friends

Concorso Ferrari & Friends

LaSalle Road
West Hartford, CT
Sunday, June 23, 2019

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 18th 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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Connecticut Children's Medical Center Gala 2018

Connecticut Children’s Gala

Connecticut Convention Center
Hartford, CT
November 2, 2019

You only need to step inside Connecticut Children’s Medical Center to understand what a truly extraordinary place it is. It’s a place where kids can be kids and healing begins. At Connecticut Children’s, world-class physicians and staff deliver world-class care, conduct life-saving research and make the impossible possible each and every day.

On Saturday, November 2, Connecticut Children’s will host a fairytale-inspired Gala and with your support, we are striving to raise $1.2 million to ensure that a healthy childhood is possible for tens of thousands of children in our state and beyond.

2018 Photo Gallery

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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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Past Events

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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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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