$265,000 Raised!

“Grateful!”  That was the subject of Lisa's remarks made at the 7th Annual Heroes Art Ball.  From the beginning, our community of heroes have raised up to support families who have a child battling cancer.  This year's gala raised $265,000, which is $65,000 more than last year's highly successful Heroes Art Ball.  Because of your generosity during this one night:

  • Childhood cancer heroes in our community will continue to receive financial and emotional support through the caring and guiding hands of our staff and volunteers.
  • We will support the amazing doctors, nurses, and support staff at the hospital who are on the front lines with our families as they battle cancer.
  • Dr. Corey and his team of researchers will have more funding for the amazing research that they are conducting here in Richmond with the hopes of finding discoveries that will benefit childhood cancer worldwide. 

This year, Connor's Heroes committed ourselves to doubling the amount of support we offer our heroes throughout all stages of their treatments. Families now receive a new ipad mini in the Heroes Backpack, up to $1,000 towards travel expenses for out-of-town treatments or second opinions, $500 for gas, groceries, and daily expenses for each year of their child's treatment, and $1,000 to the funeral home on behalf of a grieving family.

Thank you for your generous outpouring of support and financial gifts to make sure that no young childhood cancer hero will face his/her battle alone. This gallery of photos is the beginning. Look for more photos on our website and social media sites throughout the week.