“I remember a little girl who came to a Heroes Art Session. She sat at the table where I set out my clay. I have never seen a child that young painting her clay tiles with such dexterity and focus. Her ideas were flowing. Her little fingers were busy. Even her older sister was impressed.”

An artist working with three boys at a table in an art studio

Artist Frankie Slaughter has many memories working with our childhood cancer heroes. Frankie is a volunteer at our monthly art sessions for over five years. Frankie is a well-regarded Richmond artist who likes to give back to the community. She happily donates pieces of art to nonprofits’ fundraising events. She said that Connor’s Heroes is special because “not many nonprofits ask me to donate my time and work side by side with children. I love sharing my love of art with kids.

Frankie is back in the studio! She is working with our childhood cancer heroes to create a beautiful piece exclusively for the 10th Annual Heroes Art Ball. Frankie is volunteering her talents with other Richmond artists such as Amelia Blair Langford, Matt Lively, Nico Cathcart, and Nancy Jacey. The main event at the Heroes Art Ball is the live auction of art created at the Heroes Art Sessions. The winning bids will support the mission of Connor’s Heroes.

“Connecting through art is a beautiful thing. I see parent’s faces light up when they watch their child making art. The child is reveling in a moment of creativity and happiness. They are not sick. They are a child creating.”

Join us for the 10th Annual Heroes Art Ball on May 1, 2020 at the beautiful John Marshall Ballrooms downtown. Tickets are $150 and go on sale on March 1. There is a limited number of reserved tables. Currently 10 brave children battling cancer will represent the hundreds of childhood cancer heroes helped by Connor’s Heroes. Connor’s Heroes offers hope, guidance, and support to children with cancer and their families.