Deep Run High School Marathon Dance Rocks

On March 27-28, nearly 700 students from Deep Run High School danced their hearts out at their Third Annual “Dancing 2gether…Changing Lives 4Ever” Marathon Dance. They demonstrated commitment to the causes they were dancing for with their contagious energy and enthusiasm dancing their socks off and having a great time! What they did collectively for the 13 organizations, including Connor's Heroes, and the people they serve directly impacts our community and we all should be proud of their efforts in raising nearly $134,000 amidst troubled economic times!!

Connor's Heroes is proud to be a beneficiary of the Marathon Dance for the second year in a row. The money we receive from this amazing event will help us design, construct, and decorate a healing playroom on the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at the VCU Massey Cancer Center. It will also help us continue to provide support to pediatric patients on the Unit by decorating their rooms and providing gifts before they arrive, providing gifts on the day of transplant and day of discharge, and providing volunteer “buddies” to play games and keep them company.

Kudos to Kathleen Bushman, faculty advisor, Brittany Evans, committee chair and key volunteer for Connor's Heroes (both pictured here with Connor), and all the other committee members, students and staff who participated! You are our heroes!!