A Big Moment

It all comes full circle… “Calling All Heroes” was the last painting auctioned at the Heroes Art Ball on May 3. The catch was it wasn’t a painting for the winner to hang in their house. We would present it to the hospital for 12th floor (aka The Turtle Floor) where most of our childhood cancer heroes are admitted. We couldn’t believe the bidding war that erupted between our guests. The final bid was the highest single bid every made for a painting in the history of the Heroes Art Balls!

Painting Welcomes Families

Thank you Ted and Mary Linhart for your transformative gift. The painting hangs outside the Connor’s Heroes Family Room — a reminder of how Connor’s Heroes will make sure no family will face their child’s cancer alone.

❝All the kids on the stage cheered on the crowd. I couldn’t believe it when “Calling All Heroes” hit such a high bid. When I realized it was Ted, I knew it was a gift that came deep from his heart. He and Mary want to make sure every child with cancer is fully supported by Connor’s Heroes. The painting is a beautiful addition to the gallery of art throughout the hospital.❞ — Celia Tetlow Martin, Executive Director

Thank you to Hero Artist Mentor Katya Herndon for creating the piece with the children at a Heroes Art Session.

Group of kids are standing the stage with the painitng
The moment when Ted made the highest single bid in Connor's Heroes gala history

Leave A Legacy Of Caring

There are many ways you can leave a legacy to help children with cancer in Central Virginia. Connor’s Heroes accepts gifts through donor-advised funds (DAFSs) such as Community Foundation Richmond, Fidelity Charitable and Schwab Charitable. You can name Connor’s Heroes as the beneficiary of an IRA, a Bequest, or a Trust. Click here to learn more about legacy giving to Connor’s Heroes: https://www.connorsheroes.org/legacy-giving/