vie for the kids 6k & Celebrity Chef Dinner

Simsbury, Conn.
September 24, 2016 - Dinner
October 1, 2016 - Run/Walk

vie for the kids
is the premier fundraising effort for
the Clinical Trials Program at Connecticut Children's Medical Center.

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Why vie for the Kids? Run with us!

vie for the kids Celebrity Chef Dinner at Millwright's Restaurant, is a dinner reception with a breathtaking river view in Simsbury, CT. On September 24th, join Executive Chefs Jason Sobocinski of Caseus Fromagerie & Bistro, Tyler Anderson of Millwright’s and Jeffrey Lizotte of Hartford's prestigious ON20, as they create a spectacle of culinary opulence and set a new standard of what "Farm to Table" really means!

The morning of October 1st kicks-off 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 look forward to another wonderful celebration to raise funds and awareness that will help children who are battling cancer and other life threatening blood disorders at Connecticut Children's. Since it's inception, vie for the kids has generated more than half a million dollars for the Cancer and Blood Disorders Clinical Trials Program at Connecticut Children's Medical Center.

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 2015 event sponsors!

Event Partners

  on20 The Ethel Walker School

Platinum Sponsors

Hospital for Special Surgery


Gold Sponsors

Forethought Financial

Special Friends of vie for the kids

Silver Sponsors


Mitchell Auto Group

Nate's Race on Drumlin

Bronze Sponsor
Slalom Consulting

Black Hog Brewing

Tulmeadow Farm

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.


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.


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.

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