November 1, 2014
vie for the kids is the premier fundraising effort for
the Clinical Trials Program at Connecticut Children's Medical Center.
The morning begins with a Kids Fun Run followed by a 6k trail run/walk through the picturesque Ethel Walker Woods. This pristine and protected jewel offers the perfect setting for participants of all skill levels. We are certified by the USATF (USA Track & Field) and as a result, draw hundreds of runners from CT, RI, NY and MA.
The evenings’ feast at Rosedale Farms & Vineyards will set a new standard of what "Farm to Table" really means. We are thrilled to welcome back Jason Sobocinski, Executive Chef of Caseus Fromagerie & Bistro and host of the Cooking Channel’s The Big Cheese and Tyler Anderson, Executive Chef of Millwright’s and winner on The Food Network’s Chopped. New to the team is nationally recognized chef Jeffrey Lizotte, Executive Chef of Hartford's prestigious ON20.
Since it's inception, vie for the kids has raised $547,000 for the Cancer and Blood Disorders Clinical Trials Program at Connecticut Children's Medical Center.
About Connecticut Children's Medical Center:
cancer and blood disorders Clinical Trials Program
Connecticut Children's Medical Center is the region's foremost provider of pediatric hematology/oncology care. Proceeds from vie for the kids support the needs of our Cancer and Blood Disorders Clinical Trials Program which offers families access to the best and most innovative treatments from around the world, while staying in the comfort of their own home.
For Connecticut Children's to continue to provide the children in our community access to world-class care, we need your help. Your support of vie for the kids will enable Connecticut Children's to invest in the people, resources and technology needed to maintain the level of excellence that our families depend on.
THE FACTS ABOUT CANCER
This year, more than 70 families from across Connecticut will receive the devastating news that their child has cancer and more than 350 are in extended treatment or follow up care.
As a top ranking member of the Children's Oncology Group, the world's foremost leader in cancer research, Connecticut Children's currently offers access to 110 clinical trials.
THE FACTS ABOUT BLOOD DISORDERS
One in every 8,000 American boys is born with hemophilia. Sickle cell anemia is the number one genetic blood disorder, afflicting an estimated 30,000 children. Each year, more than 250 children with disorders such as sickle cell anemia, hemophilia and thalassemia rely on Connecticut Children's for their care.
While there is no cure for sickle cell or hemophilia, there continues to be advancements in pain management and medical treatment for these disorders. Connecticut Children's participates in clinical trials that are dedicated to helping children maintain a normal and active childhood.
Paul Shapiro and Susan Anderson are the founders and visionary leaders of vie for the Kids. Their company, vie, is a global sales performance & training company that drives transformation and bottom line results for their clients.
Thank you to our 2013 event sponsors!
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