November 1, 2014
vie for the Kids - the single, largest fundraising effort for the Medical Center’s Clinical Trials Program for Cancer and Blood Disorders – raised more than $115,000 this year and has generated approximately $547,000 since its inception.
The morning began with a Kids Fun Run followed by a 6k trail run/walk through the picturesque Ethel Walker Woods. This pristine and protected jewel offered the perfect setting for participants of all skill levels. We experienced an outstanding turnout of more than 500 runners and walkers, including those of the four-legged variety and parents with all-terrain strollers.
We were 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. After a stroll down the illuminated vineyard row, 250 guests enjoyed a sumptuous menu created especially for their dining experience. The dinner embodied innovative and decadent approaches to farm-to-table indulgence, featuring the finest local meats, seafood and produce from the farms, fields and waters of Connecticut.
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 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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