Providing support for children who must endure cancer treatment and their families. Our personal experience has informed Connor's Heroes'® provision of individualized support to over 1000 children with cancer and their families.
Our Mission: Building a community of heroes who provide hope, guidance, and support to children with cancer and their families.
Our Vision: To make fighting childhood cancer a journey a family never faces alone.
What We Do
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization made up of volunteers, parents of children with cancer, and other caring individuals and companies who want to conquer childhood cancer through direct assistance, awareness, and research.
By building relationships of trust with patients and their families, Connor's Heroes® helps each family identify needs and then responds quickly and appropriately by engaging community volunteers in personal support services.
We hope to help others be heroes in the lives of children with cancer and their families. Currently, we provide assistance to children and their families who are being treated for cancer in Richmond, Virginia at the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU, including the ASK Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic and the VCU Massey Cancer Center Bone Marrow Transplant Unit. We also provide Heroes Backpacks to children treated for cancer at Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital in Roanoke.
We established the Pediatric Cancer Research Endowment Fund in the Department of Pediatrics at the VCU School of Medicine and VCU Massey Cancer Center. The endowment will be used exclusively to support pediatric cancer research with the ultimate goal of recruiting a nationally recognized pediatric cancer researcher. We also actively support the Jamie Hess Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Research Fund at VCU Massey Cancer Center.