Ferraris and Friends event in West Hartford raises awareness for Connecticut Children's Medical Center

Jun 26, 2019 641

BY: Ayah Galal

More than 150 rare and exotic cars from across the world were on display in West Hartford on Sunday, as a part of the annual Concorso Ferrari and Friends event. The car show celebrates exotic Italian automobiles and raises awareness for the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (CCMC). Lamborginis, Maseratis, Ferraris and Paganis made their way down Lasalle Rd., each carrying a patient from CCMC.

“I think the most important thing about today is just the ability to get out of hospital for them and be part of the parade,” clinical research associate at CCMC Corbinian Wanner said. Jayden Szkirka rode in a yellow Ferrari. The 11-year-old was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer in March. His parents were among the thousands of spectators who gave each child a red-carpet welcome.

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