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With the holiday season gearing up, today is a great day to embrace giving. Currently 100 childhood cancer heroes are in active treatment. Moms, dads and grandparents juggle the emotional challenges and financial toll of cancer while trying to celebrate the magic of the holidays. They look to Connor’s Heroes community of heroes for hope, guidance, and support.

This season, pledge to make your holiday gifts more meaningful by giving a childhood cancer family the hope they need during a difficult time.

Remember, Connor’s Heroes makes it easy for you to make a donation in honor of someone who cares about helping children.

3 ways you can give gift hope and give hope number 1 give a gift card number 2 give a toy number 3 give a donation
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#1 Give A $250 Gift Card

For every $250 you give, a family with a child in active treatment will receive a $250 Visa gift card just in time for the holidays. With this special gift, you empower a caregiver to purchase the holiday essentials that bring the family joy. They could travel to visit their family, buy groceries for a holiday dinner, or purchase that one special gift for which their child has been hoping for.
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#2 Order a Toy, Game or Craft from our Hero Holiday Wish List

Our childhood cancer heroes shared a long list of their favorite toys, games, crafts, and gift cards. You will find them on a special Holiday Edition Amazon Wish List. It has gifts from babies to teens. Share the list with your family and friends. Together, you can order your favorites to give to a hero family. Ship your gifts directly to our office. Be sure to include your name and email so we can thank you.
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#3 Donate To The Holiday Hero Fund

Your $25 gift gives a special toy for a hero or sibling. $50 surprises a teen with a gift card to a favorite store. $100 is gas for a parent’s next trip to clinic. You can make your gift even more special by giving in honor or in memory of the hero in your life. We’ll mail a card letting them know of your generosity. What a perfect holiday gift!
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Photos from 2019 and 2020 Holiday Open Houses

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Our 2021 Holiday Open House is made possible thanks to the generosity of Cathy Heizer, her family and friends. They kick started the campaign with gifts made in memory of her husband, Paul “Opie.” Opie passed away this year after battling pancreatic cancer. Opie devoted his life to supporting child-focused nonprofits such as Connor’s Heroes and HELP Charities. Opie wanted to make sure children with cancer received love, strength, and support. We are honored to have Cathy serving on our Board of Directors. Cathy said

“I am the grandmother of five wonderful grandchildren ages 6 through 12. It is our family tradition that at Christmas time, the grandchildren and I donate to a nonprofit like The Angel Tree, for example. Ever since I joined Conner’s Heroes Board of Directors I wondered how my family could help their brave hero families. Being a Holiday Hero is perfect. My family is donating in memory of my husband who loved — and I do mean loved! — Christmas. I know Opie would want us to carry on his excitement for Christmas. I can’t think of a better way than to give holiday cheer to area families by giving to Connor’s Heroes.”