More Than A Volunteer

Rebekah Howard volunteered with Connor’s Heroes at the very first Heroes Art Ball as a stylist. Tonight, the Hero families look beautiful thanks to her and the talented staff from her salon, Serendipity Hair Studio. She is one of the longest serving volunteers for the Heroes Art Balls.

Rebekah’s Connection To Cancer

Rebekah understands when life is interrupted by the shock of cancer. When she was 18, Rebekah was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and again, at age 27, with breast cancer. Having lived her own cancer journey (twice!), Rebekah connects with the young cancer heroes at the Heroes Art Ball. She developed a friendship with two teen heroes, Caroline and Lindsey.

“There was that wonderful connection from both [of us] having blood cancer and both having been through that journey at such a young age.”
— Caroline, childhood cancer hero, diagnosed with ALL on September 23, 2021

Salon Is A Gallery Of Hope

When you walk into Serendipity Hair Studio, every piece of art hanging on the wall was painted by childhood cancer heroes at our Heroes Art Sessions. Whenever Rebekah looks at the paintings, she sees hope. For herself as a cancer survivor and the future of the brave children with Connor’s Heroes.

It is Rebekah’s connection and dedication that we honor with the 2024 Hero Of The Year Award.

“I’m so grateful for [Rebekah] and for supporting Connor’s Heroes. Having such a giving heart, she is willing to share her story. It is special that I have that connection with her.”
— Lindsey, childhood cancer hero, diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma on May 22, 2022