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April 2

25th Anniversary Campaign

In honor of Connecticut Children’s 25th anniversary and creating a brighter future for all kids, Elsie Mannweiler designated $250,000 from her estate to provide our 25th Anniversary Challenge Grant.

Here’s how it works:
Make any gift between $25 and $25,000 to the Greatest Need Children’s Fund
Your gift will unlock an equal amount from this challenge grant

Give before May 31 and double your impact before the grant runs out!

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April 1-30

Ace Hardware Roundup

Ace Hardware customers will be given the opportunity to round up their change at the register in support of Connecticut Children's, your local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals partner.

Since becoming a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals partner in 1991, Ace Hardware has raised more than $100 million for local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country. This success stems from the creative fundraising efforts of the Ace Hardware Foundation and the generous contributions of Ace retailers, customers, vendor partners and team members.

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April 10-24

Quest for the Kids

Wander with Purpose with this app-led outdoor scavenger hunt, while exploring Hartford like never before and supporting Connecticut Children’s! Walk from landmark to landmark to discover art, culture and history. Search plaques, statues and art to solve riddles that can only be found on location.  Connecticut's capital was once the richest city in the country, with a starring role in the Industrial Revolution. On this fun-filled Hartford scavenger hunt, make a loop around the city center in search of iconic buildings and great green spaces. Which genius fell off the roof of the State Capitol? What country-wide title does the Wadsworth Athenaeum hold? Find out on this scavenger hunt of Hartford! 

Explore the culture & history of Hartford with this interactive Scavenger Hunt from Saturday, April 10th to Saturday, April 24th.  Work with your team to answer trivia questions and complete photo challenges. Earn extra points for each hidden treasure you find and photo your team takes. Can your team beat the Hartford high score?

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April 17

QTHON Dance Marathon

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.

Since 2012, QTHON has raised more than $1.5 million for Connecticut Children’s. 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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June 20

Concorso Ferrari & Friends

Concorso Ferrari & Friends was created by a group of Ferrari owners who wanted to use their exotic automobiles to put smiles on the faces of patients at Connecticut Children’s. Now in its 20th 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 Italian Motorcycles are also welcome! This jaw-dropping event is held to raise awareness and critical funding to support Connecticut Children’s.

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August 2

Geno Auriemma's Fore the Kids

For golfing enthusiasts and fans of Coach Auriemma, we provide the ultimate experience at the area’s premier venue, supporting the most meaningful cause.

Enjoy incredible food and beverage, exceptional cigars and exciting contests on the course. Over the past 18 years, the Geno Auriemma Fore the Kids Charity Golf tournament has raised more than $2 million to benefit patient care at Connecticut Children’s.

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Babies in need of critical care in our NICUs received life-saving care last year.

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Telemedicine visits expanded rapidly to keep our patients and healthcare heroes safe.

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Every child who came through our doors last year received expert, compassionate care.

Our Mission

At Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation, our mission is to support the health system. By bringing together patient families, donors, community members, philanthropic partners and others to raise the financial resources needed to invest in people, research, technology and state-of-the-art equipment, we can support Connecticut Children’s in providing the care our children need and deserve.

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