Connor’s Heroes Donates $60,510.40 to Pediatric Cancer Research at VCU

On Tuesday, December 16, Connor's Heroes Foundation presented a check for $60,510.40 to the VCU Massey Cancer Center. The money will be split between the Jamie Hess Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Research Fund and the Pediatric Cancer Research Endowment Fund that Connor's Heroes established last year at VCU Health System. This Endowment Fund is jointly managed by the VCU Massey Cancer Center and the Department of Pediatrics.

The donation to the Jamie Hess Fund came directly from proceeds raised during the Anthem Quest for the Cure and Night with the Richmond Kickers, as well as, the Ashland Barracudas Swim Marathon.

Dr. William Moskowitz, Interim Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Dr. Gordon Ginder, Director of the Massey Cancer Center were excited to receive the donation. “We are grateful for the energy and wisdom that Connor's Heroes brings to the fight against pediatric cancer,” said Gordon D. Ginder, director of the Massey Cancer Center, Richmond's only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center. “Not only do they support our
mission in conducting ground-breaking research, but they actively reach out to young patients and their families to give them a heroic lift throughout the cancer journey.”