A mom and dad holding their two sons the parents are wearing santa hats

As the year winds down and the holidays gear up, Connor’s Heroes is grateful to our donors whose donations allow us to safely gather with our hero families for the monthly Heroes Art Sessions.

At the November Heroes Art Session, the kids used a variety of mediums to create art of all styles that visualize iconic landmarks around Richmond.

The kids were really excited when Sarah broke out a big block of clay. She showed the kids how to cut, sculpt, and decorate the clay into different holiday shapes. Stay tuned to see the results after Sarah fires up all their clay creations in a kiln. (Having access to a kiln is one of the many perks we receive thanks to our partnership with The Visual Arts Center of Richmond.)

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: Everett, Joshua, Ariana, Lucy, Valentin, Zuri, Kennedy
Hero Artist Leaders & Volunteers: Emilia Texler, Nancy LeBlanc, Emily Griffin, Katelyn Griffin, Anna, Wilkinson, Patricia Burchett, 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. They will be our guests of honor at the 11th Annual Heroes Art Ball in May 2022!