vie for the kids is the premier fundraising effort for
the Clinical Trials Program at Connecticut Children's Medical Center.
Planning is well underway for this year's vie for the kids 6K trail run/walk and dinner reception. Please save the date, Saturday, October 5, and visit www.vieforthekids.com often for event news and updates.
Online registration for vie for the kids 6K trail run/walk is now available. Click here to register now.
Last year, vie for the kids raised $110,000 for the Clinical Trials Program at Connecticut Children's Medical Center. More than 400 runners participated in the morning 6k trail run/walk and more than 200 guests attended A Feast at the Farm held later that evening. Thank you to everyone who supported this spectacular effort!
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.
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 more than 173 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.
Thank you to our 2012 event sponsors!
Special Friends of vie for the kids
Nate's Race on Drumlin
Mystic Cheese Company