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Gabriella’s Annual Scoop Night Will Return to Blue Back Square

The Giordano family (from left: David, Gabriella, Adria, Frankie) at 9th annual Gabriella's Scoop Night. Aug. 31, 2017. Photo courtesy of IRIS Photography, www.photoiris.com (we-ha.com file photo)

Gabriella’s 10th Annual Scoop Night, a fundraiser hosted by a West Hartford family to benefit Connecticut Children’s Medical Center’s Division of Cardiology, will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018.

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For the 10th year in a row, Gabriella Giordano and her family will host an ice cream fundraiser to benefit Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

Co-hosted by Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream shop in West Hartford, “Gabriella’s Annual Scoop Night” will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, from 6-9 p.m. outside at of the stage area at Blue Back Square in West Hartford.

Gabriella Giordano, who has just turned 15 and is a sophomore at Hall High School, will be celebrating her recent birthday by scooping ice cream and raising funds for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. A portion of each ice cream sale will be donated to the Division of Cardiology – which saved her life.

It’s been 10 years since that day, in 2008, when Gabriella underwent successful open heart surgery to fix a congenital heart defect at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford. Gabriella’s Scoop Night is a way for the Giordano family to celebrate her birthday and give back to Connecticut Children’s.

Since its creation, Gabriella’s Scoop Night has raised approximately $50,000 for Connecticut Children’s Division of Cardiology.

“Connecticut Children’s saved my life. I am so grateful to the doctors, nurses and everyone who helped me. Hosting this fundraiser with my family is a way to say thank you and to give back to help other children like me who may need to have heart surgery,” Gabriella said.

The event is open to the public, and includes live music by Fatgrip, children’s activities, door prizes, and more. Celebrity scoopers include Gabriella’s doctors and teachers, local dignitaries, and WFSB Channel 3 reporters. [Editor’s note: I will also be scooping ice cream from 7-8 p.m.]

For more information and to make a donation: www.connecticutchildrensfoundation.org/gabriella

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