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Connor’s House Holds Concert Fundraiser [AUDIO]

The Randolph-based non-profit, Connor’s House, continues its efforts to support families with children, who have life-shortening conditions.


It was launched in 2009 by Scott and Deb Millard after losing their son, Connor Scott Millard, in 2007 at the age of just eight-years-old to slew of complex medical conditions.

“The goal is to support the 10,000-15,000 families, who are taking care of children at home, with complex health care needs,” said Executive Director Nathan Rudy.

Rudy said Connor’s House currently works with 60 families in New Jersey with hopes to expand that number to closer to 150 in the near future.

“We help the parents to lessen the burden of dealing with insurance, government regulations, so many different medical facilities,” he explained.

“So that they can spend more time being mom and dad to their children and less time being doctors, nurses, insurance adjustors, and all the rest.”

In an effort to raise more funds for their great programs and services, they will host their first benefit rock concert on Saturday, January 4th at Roxy & Dukes in Dunellen. The event runs from 1 to 6 p.m., featuring several well-known local music groups. Tickets for the concert are $15, and can be purchased online.

Another major initiative for Connor’s House is legislation making its way through Trenton that would create regulations for children’s respite homes in the Garden State.

“It would support our ability to have a building, a nice home-like facility, where can kids can come and stay with us for a short time, two days to two weeks,” Rudy said. “And mom and dad can go take care of other family business, maybe go on a short vacation.”

Find out more about their program and efforts by visiting the Connor’s House website and Facebook page.

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