Ashland Barracudas Swim For Cancer

Once again the Ashland Barracudas swam for childhood cancer! They dropped off $5,000 in donations that we will include as part of our $10,000 donation to the Jamie Hess Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Fund at the VCU Massey Cancer Center. Jamie’s parents, Fred and Barbara, have been a part of our organization since our early years. They encouraged us to help the pediatric cancer patients who are often feeling isolated on the bone marrow transplant unit. Barbara and Fred both volunteered at this year's highly successful Heroes Art Ball. The Jamie Hess Fund and Connor’s Heroes Pediatric Cancer Research Fund are the only ones in Richmond dedicated to supporting ground-breaking childhood cancer research. Thank you to Ashland for carrying on Jamie's legacy. 

Below is the story of Jamie Hess and how his illness inspired the team to swim in honor of him and our childhood cancer heroes!