Connecticut Children’s Medical Center gets big donation

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — The popular TV game show, Wheel of Fortune, which airs on News 8, made a big donation to a Connecticut hospital as part of the Secret Santa Sweepstakes which took place back in December.

The sweepstakes gave home viewers and Wheel Watchers club members a chance to win cash and prizes. One of those at-home winners is giving a donation of more than $11,000 to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford.

“We have a program called Angel Eyes which is a camera about $2,500 each,” said Marty Gavin, CEO of CT Children’s Medical Center. “While you can’t be with your child in the NICU, you can, with your app on your iPhone or on your computer, you can watch your kid, you can talk to your kid. Money like this can be used for those kids and for those families.”

News 8 Medical Reporter Jocelyn Maminta proudly presented the check to Gavin on behalf of WTNH.

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center treats about 320,000 children every year at its nine facilities throughout the state.

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