Community Partners

Partnerships with several outstanding organizations in the community help raise funds and awareness for a variety of healthcare issues and often help provide a little extra comfort for our patients.



Spirit Halloween Supports YNHCH

Help support the Child Life Program at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital by visiting a Spirit Halloween location in Ansonia, Norwalk, Danbury, North Haven, and Waterbury or a NY location in Wappingers or Poughkeepsie for all of your Halloween shopping. You’ll save 10% on your entire purchase – and Spirit Halloween will donate 10% to YNHCH’s Child Life Program!

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2nd Annual Women's Street Hockey Tournament benefits Smilow Cancer Hospital

Julia Consorte (middle), a member of Sacred Heart University’s women’s ice hockey team, stopped by Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven with her sister Carrolline (L) to drop off the proceeds from the 2nd Annual Women’s Street Hockey Tournament, held July 25th at the Bennett Rink in West Haven. They were met by David Vinas, Director of Operations, who accepted the check on behalf of Smilow Cancer Hospital.


Stew Leonard's Wishing Well

Stew Leonard, Jr. helped present a check today to Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital for Dr. Deepak Narayan’s Melanoma Research Fund. The Danbury store also dedicated it’s Wishing Well contributions during the same period and collected more than $400. From left are Siri Laurenza, Madison Leonard, Blake Leonard, Jill Tavello, Lisa Lynn and
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Freeplay Beach Jam

Elk's Club members, Smilow Cancer Hospital supporters and music-lovers of all ages gathered on the beach in Westbrook on Saturday, July 26, 2014 for the 6th Annual Beach Jam for Breast Cancer. The annual event is held at and sponsored by the Westbrook Elks Lodge and hosted by Freeplay, Connecticut's Hottest Party Band.
View the photo gallery of the past events.





Clinton Golf Tournament

The Clinton Golf Tournament held it's third annual event on June 25, 2014 to benefit the Breast Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven. Organized by Casey Smith of Madison, this year's event raised $6,000. Since the inception of the Clinton Golf Tournament, the annual event has raised close to $30,000. 




Rainbow Girls

The "International Order of Rainbow Girls," is a charity driven organization made up of girls ranging in age from 11-20. Their state officers recently put together Blessing Bags, which items such as socks, chap stick, toothpaste and toothbrush, granola bars, tissues, band aids, etc. and are donating them to YNHH to give out in the Emergency room as patients who might need them are discharged.



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Lion Heart

Lion Heart is committed to finding a cure for breast cancer. Founded and led by Kathleen van Rijn, Lion Heart supports Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven. Lion Heart is a team dedicated to supporting one another, fund raising, and having fun while doing it.Lion Heart raises money by conducting events.The funds raised by Lion Heart team members have the potential to aid breakthrough research and truly make a difference. Lion Heart’s goal is to help find a cure for breast cancer through its support of Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven. Learn more about Lion Heart



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Breath from an Angel

Breath from an Angel is a memorial fund in honor of Tommy Chisholm. Its purpose is to raise the funds necessary to purchase specialty equipment used to support the transport of patients who are in need of ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) treatment. Learn more how Breath from An Angel can help further enhance the ECMO program at the hospital and benefit future patients.