A woman standing next to a child who is holding a painting of pink tulips

Our February Heroes Art Session was extra special. We kicked off our creative sessions for the 11th Annual Heroes Art Ball. Over the next few months, childhood cancer heroes and their siblings will create beautiful pieces of art. Working side by side with them will be incredibly talented hometown artists. The final pieces will be up for auction at the 11th Annual Heroes Art Ball. You can place the winning bid for this one-of-the-kind art. The Heroes Art Ball is on Friday, May 6, at the The John Marshall Ballrooms downtown Richmond. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, March 1.

Due to COVID restrictions, we kept this Heroes Art Session small. Five hero families, who will be our VIP hero families at the Heroes Art Ball, joined us for this special afternoon. The kids created with clay, watercolors, paint, and even had a chance to use a sewing machine! We can’t wait to introduce you to Ava, Dayanne, Joshua, Kennedy, and Sydney at The Heroes Art Ball on May 6. Thank you to our wonderful Hero Artist Leaders who shared their time and talent with the kids!

Our Heroes Art Sessions provide a supportive environment in which childhood cancer heroes and their siblings can make art, and build community with other hero families. At the sessions, they feel a collective sense of healing simply by creating and being together. We are grateful to The Visual Arts Center of Richmond for giving us the space for an open studio. And to our donors who allow the Heroes Art Sessions to happen at no cost to our families.

Childhood Cancer Heroes: Ava, Dayanne, Joshua, Kennedy, and Sydney
Hero Artist Leaders & Volunteers: Monica Wilmore, Frankie Slaughter, Susan Rash, Nico Cathcart, Jennike Duignam, Sarah Cross

If you are interested in sharing your talents by volunteering as a hero artist leader, fill out our online volunteer application posted on our website: www.connorsheroes.org/ways-to-give/

If you can not volunteer your time, you can support the monthly heroes art sessions and other programs offered to childhood cancer heroes by making a donation online: www.connorsheroes.org/ways-to-give/

You will meet some of the childhood cancer heroes shown here when you come to the gala. They will be our guests of honor at the 11th Annual Heroes Art Ball in May 2022!