The Heroes Art Ball

The Heroes Art Ball is Connor's Heroes signature fund raising event of the year. It is a gala bringing together our hero families, the volunteers who help them and the community who support them. This one night raises over 25% of the funds Connor's Heroes needs to support the children who are in treatment for cancer in the Richmond area. The evening includes cocktails and a silent auction. The main event is a live auction of paintings and art created by the children with Connor's Heroes. During their treatment, our patients and their families worked with professional artists to create beautiful pieces of art. Each piece expresses the child's emotional journey to be free from cancer.  

With the money raised from the Heroes Art Ball, Connor's Heroes can:

  • give a family a child's backpack and a parent's tote bag - both filled with toys, crafts and many items they will need for extended stays in the hospital
  • surprise a child who is admitted for a bone marrow transplant with a hospital room decorated with all the things he/she loves like stuffed animals, posters, plush pillows and fun games
  • pair a compassionate volunteer with a hero family who needs help managing the household and doctors' appointments
  • purchase tickets to fun, family-events like baseball games, the circus and the symphony
  • offer support to a grieving family
  • donate to the Connor's Heroes Pediatric Cancer Research Fund - one of the few funds in Virginia focusing solely on treatments for pediatric cancer