11th Annual Heroes Art Ball on May 6, 2022

From Celia Tetlow Martin, Executive Director of Connor’s Heroes

Connor’s Heroes held its first Heroes Art Ball over a decade ago. The Heroes Art Ball is more than a fundraising event. It is a magical night for our hero families and guests — while raising funds to support the important work of Connor’s Heroes.

Our 10th Annual Heroes Art Ball became our first-ever virtual gala. We couldn’t celebrate together like we originally planned. But that didn’t stop you from joining us online and being a true superhero for our childhood cancer families. Your generosity saved the day!

Right now our kids and hero artists cannot safely create art for our auction and we can not celebrate together with you and our community of heroes. These two aspects are the heart of the event. With the health and safety of all of us in mind, the Heroes Art Ball will take a hiatus this year. But make sure to save the date for the 11th Annual Heroes Art Ball on May 6, 2022!

Instead, we are focusing on a very exciting opportunity for you and Connor’s Heroes.

We are calling on you  our community of heroes.You can leave a lasting legacy for the future of Connor's Heroes that goes beyond one night.

When the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU opens the amazing Wonder Tower in 2023, families will have a state-of-the-art inpatient facility with new operating rooms, imaging capacity, emergency department space, and an extraordinary team of caregivers ready to care for children. The opening of the Wonder Tower is a wonderful opportunity for Connor’s Heroes. With your help, Connor’s Heroes finally can have permanent spaces on the hematology and oncology floor. Each room will give a family hope, guidance, and support — the pillars of Connor’s Heroes mission. The Connor’s Heroes rooms will be much-needed spaces for our staff, volunteers, healthcare teams, researchers, and hero families.

Image building in blue background Text You can build Rooms filled with Hope for the families who need Connor's Heroes

• The Connor’s Heroes Family Room is for a parent to decompress or families to visit outside of a child’s hospital room. Connor’s Heroes will do arts and crafts, serve a sweet treat, or meet with a family to give them a Heroes Bag and Backpack.

• The Connor’s Heroes Consult Room will be a place for caregivers or family to have a private conversation with their child’s support care team. When a child has a bone marrow transplant, a family must be isolated from others.

• The Connor’s Heroes BMT Play Room will be a fun multi-purpose space designed with the health needs of the BMT patient in mind.

The Connor’s Heroes Respite Room will be a meaningful space for nurses and support care teams to get away and focus on their emotional, psychological, and physical wellness.

• In The Jamie Hess Bone Marrow Transplant Lab, staff will prepare transplant supplies without having to leave the unit. This will maximize efficiency and quality of a child’s bone marrow transplant. The lab is named after Jamie Hess who died from leukemia in 2002.

• The Connor’s Heroes Family Room is for a parent to decompress or families to visit outside of a child’s hospital room. Connor’s Heroes will do arts and crafts, serve a sweet treat, or meet with a family to give them a Heroes Bag and Backpack.

• The Connor’s Heroes Consult Room will be a place for caregivers or family to have a private conversation with their child’s support care team. When a child has a bone marrow transplant, a family must be isolated from others.

• The Connor’s Heroes BMT Play Room will be a fun multi-purpose space designed with the health needs of the BMT patient in mind.

The Connor’s Heroes Respite Room will be a meaningful space for nurses and support care teams to get away and focus on their emotional, psychological, and physical wellness.

• In The Jamie Hess Bone Marrow Transplant Lab, staff will prepare transplant supplies without having to leave the unit. This will maximize efficiency and quality of a child’s bone marrow transplant. The lab is named after Jamie Hess who died from leukemia in 2002.

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(804) 897-1272
admin@connorsheroes.org

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2536, Midlothian, VA 23113
Office Address:
1840 West Broad Street Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23220

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Financials

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Connor’s Heroes is committed to being good stewards of the funding we receive from individuals and corporations. You can trust that the money you give to Connor’s Heroes Foundation goes directly to helping area children with cancer and their families. If you would like to receive a copy of our Financial Statements or Form 990, please send an email to celia@connorsheroes.org or call (804) 897-1272. You can also view our profile at giverichmond.org. Our tax identification number is: 20-4992632.

2022 Heroes Art Ball