The children cheer from the stage
Thank you to Ted L. for placing the highest bid on a Heroes painting at the gala

13th Annual Heroes Art Ball Raised Hope!

The 13th Annual Heroes Art Ball raised money for the increasing number of children diagnosed with cancer in Central Virginia. It also raised hope for more than 100 childhood cancer hero families who are registered with Connor’s Heroes so far this year.

We needed $500,000 to make sure hero families keep receiving gift cards for gas and groceries, help with unexpected expenses, travel for treatment, and so much more. Our guests’ hearts were bigger than our goal. They raised $641,000 — setting a new record!

Thanks to you, Connor’s Heroes can help families who are struggling with the financial toll and emotional uncertainty that comes with their child’s cancer diagnosis.

Our job isn’t finished. Over the weekend, a family registered their 12-year-old son with Connor’s Heroes. He was diagnosed with ALL. Our Program Team has delivered a Heroes Bag and Backpack and is making plans to support the family’s immediate needs while he is in the hospital.

We will keep raising hope for every child with cancer. They need a hero. They still need you.

On behalf of the eight childhood cancer heroes honored at this year’s Heroes Art Ball — Ada, Augie, Aschemund, Harri, Harcum, John, Jericho, and TK — Thank you for caring so much and giving so generously.

headshots of eight children who are with Connor's Heroes
Meet the eight childhood cancer heroes honored at the 13th Annual Heroes Art Ball

❝[The gala was] an incredible night. Thank you so much for letting us be part of it. It was surreal to see all those people bidding on art that our kids helped create and the videos were so special. The kids had a blast and made some new friends. We are so grateful for everything you all have done and continue to do for us and families like ours. I hope you know how much you mean to us.❞
— Samantha, TK’s Mom

Relive The Gala In Photos and Videos

WTVR CBS 6 reporter Tracy Sears was so moved by the outpouring of support for the childhood cancer heroes at the Heroes Art Ball, she put together a report that aired the day after the gala. Watch her report online by clicking this link.

Rebekah Howard’s own journey with cancer connected her to Connor’s Heroes and two teens who battled a similar cancer. Click here to watch the video to learn why we named Rebekah as our 2024 Hero Of The Year. 

We produced a short video of each of hero honored at this year’s gala. From Ada’s infectious giggles, Augie’s doting sisters to TK’s mom’s kind words, you can hear from the families themselves about how cancer has affected their lives. Watch each child’s video here.

Enjoy our photo gallery of pictures of all the guests, childhood cancer heroes, including the photo spot at the entrance. To our guests, if you posed for a photo at the Strum Photo Spot, we will post your photos as soon as they are uploaded.

2024 Heroes Art Ball ~ Hysell Photography

2024 Heroes Art Ball ~ Victoria Jean Photography

2024 Heroes Art Ball ~ Kenzi Flinchum Photography

If you posed at the Strum Photo Spot, find your photo in our gallery!


2024 Heroes Art Ball ~ Strum Photo Spot

List of sponsor for the Heroes Art Ball