Concorso Ferrari & Friends was created by a group of owners who wanted to use their exotic automobiles to put smiles on the faces of patients at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Now in its 18th 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 and Maserati—while raising awareness and critical funding to support Connecticut Children’s.
The event attracts 10,000 Connecticut Children’s supporters and car enthusiasts each year. The highlight of the event is the “Parade of Kids,” which is an exhilarating car ride for 40 Connecticut Children’s patients who are paired with drivers and driven into the heart of downtown West Hartford, where they are greeted by the cheers of thousands of spectators and receive a red-carpet welcome.
Concorso Ferrari & Friends raises in excess of $100,000 annually to support patient care at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Proceeds from the 2018 Concorso Ferrari & Friends will benefit the new Infusion & Dialysis Center at Connecticut Children’s, where children requiring infusions for Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, kidney disease and a host of other chronic conditions will receive world-class care in a single, state-of-the-art location.
The new Infusion & Dialysis Center will also provide dedicated space to begin offering pediatric outpatient dialysis. Currently, there is no stand-alone outpatient dialysis center for children in Connecticut; to receive dialysis as an outpatient, children must either go to adult centers or travel to pediatric facilities in other states, options which can be difficult for patient families.
We invite you to participate in this event through a corporate sponsorship, car registration, vendor space or silent auction donation. If you would like to discuss your participation further, please contact:
Associate Manager, Philanthropic Events
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
282 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106
Office: (860) 837-5725
Fax: (860) 834-5740