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13th Annual Heroes Art Ball

SAVE THE DATE: Friday, May 3, 2024 • John Marshall Ballrooms, 101 N 5th St, Richmond, VA


Connor’s Heroes recognizes the businesses and community organizations who support our mission in a variety of ways. If your company is interested in donating supplies or services, contact celia@connorsheroes.org or call (804) 897-1272.

View our Hero Partners

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Legacy Giving

GIFTS THAT WILL LEAVE A LEGACY

Naming Connor’s Heroes Foundation (CHF) as a beneficiary or including CHF in your estate planning may provide tax and financial benefits to you, as well as ensuring a hopeful future for our childhood cancer heroes. CHF will work with your agent, family members, and/or financial institution to fulfill your charitable goals.

WAYS TO GIVE

Donations to Connor’s Heroes are tax-deductible.

PLEDGED GIFTS
You can pledge to make a larger gift and fulfill it over a comfortable pace of your choosing. You can spread payments over a period of time—typically five years or less. You will receive an income-tax deduction for the amount you give each year.

ONE TIME GIFTS
Cash, checks or credit card gifts provide a safe and secure way to make a tax-deductible gift today. You can give a single gift or pledge to give every month.
Checks should be made payable to the Connor’s Heroes Foundation. Mail your gift to Connor’s Heroes Foundation • PO BOX 5512 Richmond VA 23220.
Credit card donations may be made online.

MATCHING GIFTS
Corporations can potentially double your gift if your company or organization has a matching program. Many companies match donations made by employees to eligible nonprofit organizations. Check with your HR Department on how you can request a matching gift for CHF.

WILLS, BEQUESTS AND LIVING TRUSTS
Leave CHF in your will by adding one sentence to your will: “I give to Connor’s Heroes Foundation, Richmond, VA, Federal Tax ID# 20-4992632 all (or __ % of) the rest, residue and remainder of my estate for its general purposes.”

DONOR ADVISED FUNDS (DAFs)
DAFs are funds with immediate tax benefits. You can grow your assets and distribute the money to an eligible IRS-qualified public charity on your own timeline. CHF has received donations through DAFs such as Community Foundation Richmond, Fidelity Charitable and Schwab Charitable. You can authorize your gifts to the Connor’s Heroes Foundation, Tax ID# 20-4992632.

GIFTS OF SECURITIES
Donating appreciated securities — stocks, bonds, or mutual funds that have realized significant appreciation over time — is a tax-efficient way to give.
Since the securities are donated rather than sold, capital gains taxes from the sale may no longer apply. Ask your agent to contact Celia, Executive Director, celia@connorsheroes.org or (804) 897-1272 for account information your agent will need to perform the transfer and to ensure the proper receipt and acknowledgment of your gift of securities.

PLANNED GIFTS
Your tax-free gift from your IRA can count toward your Required Minimum Distribution. Call your plan administrator to see how you can name CHF as the beneficiary. Use our Federal Tax ID# 20-4992632 in place of a social security number.

Learn more about your legacy gifts options. [LINK TO PDF]

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, CONTACT:
Celia Tetlow Martin
Executive Director, Connor’s Heroes Foundation
celia@connorsheroes.org
(804) 897-1272

This language is for illustration purposes only. Always consult a professional advisor or attorney.

Contact Us

(804) 897-1272
admin@connorsheroes.org

Mailing Address:
P.O.Box 5512, Richmond, VA 23220
Office Address:
1840 West Broad Street Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23220

501(c)(3) non-profit organization. EIN: 20-4992632
©2023 Connor’s Heroes Foundation

Contact us for More Information

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 on GuideStar. Our tax identification number is: 20-4992632.
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2022 Heroes Art Ball

10th Annual Heroes Art Ball

10th Annual Heroes Art Ball

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.

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• 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.

Contact Us

(804) 897-1272
admin@connorsheroes.org

Mailing Address:
P.O.Box 5512, Richmond, VA 23220
Office Address:
1840 West Broad Street Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23220

501(c)(3) non-profit organization. EIN: 20-4992632
©2023 Connor’s Heroes Foundation

Contact us for More Information

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 on GuideStar. Our tax identification number is: 20-4992632.
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Pledge Your Birthday For Connor's Heroes

Pledge Your Birthday

You can make a difference and help a child battling with cancer. Make your birthday a giving day! It’s easy. Instead of gifts, ask for donations to Connor’s Heroes. When it’s your birthday time, you let us know. We will set you up with a personal fundraising page. You can collect donations online. Every dollar donated in your honor will support a brave child who is battling cancer and needs Connor’s Heroes.

Here is how it works!

STEP 1: Pledge your birthday by going online and registering your name and birthday. Two weeks before your birthday, we will send you an email with a toolkit and instructions to set up your personal fundraising page.

REGISTER YOUR BIRTHDAY

STEP 2: Start your campaign. Click “Create My Own Fundraising Page.” You can edit your page to include a photo and description about why you are pledging your birthday. You will have a link to your own fundraising page. The page will list all the generous people who care about you and made a donation. Connor’s Heroes will thank them for making your birthday so special for our childhood cancer heroes.

STEP 3: Tell the world what you’re doing! Share your personal link on social media, email or text. Connor’s Heroes will email to you great graphics you can share on social media.

100% of the money you raised will help a child with cancer and their family. Your birthday will make sure when a child registers with Connor’s Heroes, the family receives financial and emotional support such as a $250 gift card and an iPad mini in our Heroes Bag and Backpack.

Sit back. Have an extra piece of birthday cake. Enjoy your birthday!


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Rooms Filled With Hope

Rooms Filled With Hope will open the door to improving the care and comfort of children with cancer

On April 28, 2023, Connor’s Heroes opened five rooms in the new Wonder Tower at Children’s Hospital of Richmond (CHoR) at VCU. Finally, childhood cancer families will have the state-of-the-art inpatient children’s hospital they dreamed of. Connor’s Heroes Program Team, hospital staff, and cancer researchers will have the rooms they need to care for them. The $250,000 raised for The Rooms Filled With Hope Capital Campaign funded five permanent spaces on the pediatric hematology and oncology floor of the new hospital. 

Celia Tetlow Martin, Executive Director of Connor’s Heroes said:

“When I toured the 12th floor of the Wonder Tower, in front of us was a spectacular view of the city. It took my breath away. That’s when it hit me. I was looking at our future. A future full of wonder, care, and hope for childhood cancer families… as far as my eyes could see.”

Inside The Rooms Filled With Hope

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 is for caregivers or family to have a private conversation with their child’s support care team. 

The Connor’s Heroes BMT Play Room is designed with the health needs of the BMT patient in mind who oftentimes must remain isolated from other patients.

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

The Jamie Hess Bone Marrow Transplant Lab is where 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.

During construction, childhood cancer hero families, Connor’s Heroes staff, and board members toured the Wonder Tower. Zach Isbell gave the tours. Zach is the Project Manager and Connor’s Heroes Board Member.

Explore the Children’s Tower. Click here to see CHoR’s website for a virtual tour of each floor.

A Grateful Family Made Historic a Gift

A Richmond family, grateful for the support Connor’s Heroes gave their teenage daughter during her cancer treatment, made a $500,000 commitment to Connor’s Heroes. It is the largest gift in Connor’s Heroes history. 

“They made this donation with a simple request: continue to give families hope, guidance, and support” said Celia. “Their generosity will provide our childhood cancer families with resources and support in the five rooms named for Connor’s Heroes. Their gift has transformed how we care for a child with cancer.”

They designated part of the gift to fund the Rooms Filled With Hope campaign.

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Ceci, Celia, Anne-Randolph and Erin are standing in front of the large sign for the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU

Child Life Specialist

The gift also funded a Child Life Specialist (CLS) at Children’s Hospital of VCU. Meredith Burns, MS, CCLS, joined the Connor’s Heroes team at the end of February 2022. Meredith focuses on supporting pediatric hematology and oncology patients admitted to the hospital and BMT Unit. She coordinates a family’s care with Connor’s Heroes Program Team, made up of Erin and Anne-Randolph.

Meredith said, “Throughout treatment, CCLS can provide emotional support on hard days, as well as opportunities for play and fun. I believe patients need to feel like children, even though they are in the hospital.”

Meredith is standing outside in the hospital courtyard holding up a Heroes Bag and Backpack

Rooms Filled With Hope Sponsors

Thank you to the following people and organizations who donated to The Rooms Filled With Hope Capital Campaign. You raised $250,000 in record-time. If your name was mistakenly omitted, please contact (804) 897-1272.

If you are interested in supporting caring for childhood cancer heroes in the new Wonder Tower, download our Legacy Giving Guide [LINK TO PDF]. And contact Celia at celia@connorsheroes.org or (804) 897-1272. 

SUPERHERO LEVEL
AT&T Services, Inc. • Mr. and Mrs. Steven Cherry • Mr. and Mrs. Brian Daly • Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Esparza • Ms. Lisa Goodwin • Jackson Healthcare • KVCF PLC • Drs. James and Katie Tyson

HERO LEVEL
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Fergerson • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fledderman • Dr. and Mrs. Randall Geldreich • Mr. and Mrs. Matt Griffin • Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Martin • Mr. and Mrs. Scotty Southall • Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Wright

SIDEKICK LEVEL
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Gardner • Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hess • Mr. and Mrs. Chris Markley • Mr. and Mrs. Brett Memoli • RBC • Mr. and Mrs. Michael Schleinkofer • Mr. Kirk Tower and Ms. Robin Fisher

PARTNER LEVEL
Mr. Mathew Burton • Dr. Debra Cantor and Mr. Paul Cantor • Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Cassano • Ms. Ann Hoggatt • Mr. John Ivins • Mr. and Mrs. Richard Martin • Mr. Hadar Pedhazur and Ms. Lois Snitkoff• Mr. and Mrs. James Strum • Towne Bank

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Askin • Ms. Tanja Atkins-Nelson • Mrs. Chris Badura • Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Baker • Mr. Robert Beech • Mrs. Elizabeth Birkenbeuel • Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bise, Jr. • Mr. and Mrs. Bob Blunkosky • Ms. Joanne Brady • Mrs. Susan Bullock • Ms. Becky Clarke • Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clemens • Ms. Dorothea Clingenpeel • Ms. Terri Cothron • Mr. and Mrs. Matt Cross • Mr. Claude Daniel • Ms. Sarah Davis • Ms. Emily De Luca • Mrs. Liesl Delisio • Mr. and Mrs. Dave Depman • Mr. and Mrs. Parker Dillard • Ms. Kelli Duffy • Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery Edwards • Mr. Matthew Enderle and Ms. Laura Pollard • Mr. Dylan Franklin • Mr. Brian Fuller • Mr. Paul Grime • Mr. James Heizer Jr. • The Honorable and Mrs. Gary Hicks • Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Hill • Mr. Brian Hostetler • Mr. and Mrs. Zach Isbell • Mrs. Deborah Kern • Ms. Beth-Ann Krimsky • Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lisanti • Mrs. Kristen Lyon • Mr. and Mrs. Will Maixner • Mrs. Christy Martin • Mr. Elmo Martin • Mr. Jerry Milwit • Mr. and Mrs. William Mohler • Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Moore • Ms. Patricia Murray • Mrs. Nancy Nance • Mrs. Jennifer Nary • Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Norris • Ms. Jennifer Owen • Mr. and Mrs. Charles Peters • Mr. and Mrs. William Pritchard • Mr. and Mrs. Chase Proffitt • Mrs. Patricia ReShore • Mr. Norbert D. Robinson • Mr. and Mrs. Waldemar Sander Jr. • Mr. and Mrs. John Schwartz • Ms. Kara Sendell • Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Shalaski • Mr. and Mrs. Steve Slaughter • Ms. Julia Stewart • Ms. Cindy Stubbe and Mr. Lawrence Mescan • Ms. Kathleen Sylla • Ms. Sally Tirs • Dr. Michelle Wagner-Merrion • Mrs. Stacey White • Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wilkinson • Mr. and Mrs. Craig Will • Dr. and Mrs. Kurt Williams • Ms. Corinne Wirtes • Mrs. Ellen Zang

Contact Us

(804) 897-1272
admin@connorsheroes.org

Mailing Address:
P.O.Box 5512, Richmond, VA 23220
Office Address:
1840 West Broad Street Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23220

501(c)(3) non-profit organization. EIN: 20-4992632
©2023 Connor’s Heroes Foundation

Contact us for More Information

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 on GuideStar. Our tax identification number is: 20-4992632.
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Hero Squad

Hero Squad & Jr. Hero Squad

The Hero Squad is an exclusive group of people across Central Virginia who are passionate about their community and can inspire others to help children fight cancer. Each member of The Hero Squad has a personal fundraising page. You can donate for a specific Hero Squad Member. You can donate every month or make a single gift. Every dollar will help the Hero Squad meet their goal! If you or you know someone to join The Hero Squad, contact Celia at celia@connorsheroes.org.

Hero Squad

The Hero Squad is made up of professionals who have a heart for philanthropy. As a member of the Hero Squad, you commit to raise $1,000 for children with cancer in September. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. You can raise the money through individual asks, social media, restaurant give back nights, social events, corporate giving — you name it! If you or you know someone to join The Hero Squad, contact Celia at celia@connorsheroes.org. In the past, Connor’s Heroes hosted a party to celebrate the success of the Hero Squad.

Hero Squad Interest Form

Jr. Hero Squad

The Jr. Hero Squad is open to preschool through high school students. As a member of the Jr. Hero Squad, you commit to raise $500 during the summer. You can fundraise by yourself or with a group of friends. Our Jr. Hero Squad members put the fun in fundraising. They had bake sales, did yard work, played soccer tournaments, and hosted a swim-a-thon! If you or you know someone to join The Jr. Hero Squad, contact Celia at celia@connorsheroes.org.

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Jr. Hero Squad & Hero Squad

Hero Squad Top Fundraiser: Joe Dyer, Eric Strahs, and Virginia Podboy.
Bridget Reardon • Brooke Hall • Colleen WInfree • Connor Goodwin • Eric Strahs/ Once Upon A Child • Greg Colizzi • Jennifer Tolley • Jennings Dawson • Joe Dyer • KK Harris • Lauren Edwards • Lindsey Hollett • Liza Shands • Maggie Wilhelm • Mary Gleeson • Mike Koontz • Reilly Monroe • Tim Dearing • Tom Block • Virginia Podboy

Jr. Hero Squad: Otis • Pauline & Major • Caroline, Peyton & Madeline • Becca • Mark • Hal & Maren • Nadia & Layla • Poppy • Alia • Annabelle & Isaac • Julianna • Roland

Read more about 2023 Hero Squad
Read more about 2023 Jr. Hero Squad

Hero Squad Top Fundraiser: Katya Herndon
Devon Bortz • Samira Creel • Ashley Devlin • Cole Elliott • Julianna Kimes • Lindsey Hollett • Martia Jones • Jessica Overstreet

Jr. Hero Squad: Mark • Lilah • Team Connor, Kenley, Luke, Parker, Reese, and Vivian • Emily and her softball teammates • Layla & Nadia

Read about 2022 Hero Squad
Read about 2022 Jr. Hero Squad

Hero Squad
Sarah • Vanessa • Gareth • Patricia • Mike and Laura

Jr. Hero Squad
Izzy • Tyler & Ellie • Parker & Gabrielle • The Sacred Circle of The Ancient Octopi

Hero Squad Top Fundraisers: Thomas & Hannah McDonald • Jill & Lily Voekler• Johanna Oreleski
Kendall Burgess • Venus Bolton • Samantha Conigliaro • Carrie Geldreich • Renee Lenassi • Erica Memoli • Jennifer Meador • Emily Moser-Wright • Mary-Stuart Torbeck • Chris Weller

Jr. Hero Squad Top Fundraisers: Graeme’s Warriors
Abigail • Alison • Anna • David • Emily • Ginny & Thomas • Lily & Luke • Mark • Olivia & Ella • Olivia & Tristan • Owen • Taylor • The Sacred Circle of The Ancient Octopi

Hero Squad Top Fundraisers: Jennifer Swenson • Violet Cox • Nancy Simmons • Dylan Franklin • Shelly Jones
Caitlyn Fralin • Kendall Burgess • Ryon and Carrie Acey • Kristin Seward • Jillian Marchant • Graham Boggio • Kyle Resendes • Jennike Duignam • Erica Strine • Geoff Zindren • JC Kimes • Patrick Dotter • Brooke Van Zandt • Tara Horne • Nancy Jacey

Here is a blog post about the 2019 Hero Squad. Read how the inaugural class blew through their fundraising goal!

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You Are The Hero

Easton's Heroes

You are the hero Easton needed to fight cancer.

In December, Jess and Justin received devastating news that no parent wants to hear. Their son, six-year-old Easton, had cancer. At that moment, “our world came crashing down.” After Easton registered with Connor’s Heroes, his family quickly learned they would never be alone during Easton’s treatment for a brain tumor. You gave them hope and much needed financial support.

Discover how your generosity to Connor’s Heroes made all the difference to a six-year-old boy and his family.

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Diagnosis

Easton and his parents loved the Connor’s Heroes Bag and Backpack. We filled them with items recommended by our childhood cancer parents. A $250 VISA gift card helped with initial expenses.

Easton Buggy

Travel Fund

You helped with Easton’s expenses to travel to D.C. for his treatments in a clinical trial to treat his brain tumor.

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Gift Cards

$100 gift cards for gas & groceries mailed over the past months were always appreciated and needed.

Easton Cookies

Family Fun Packs

We mailed your donations from our Amazon Wish List to Easton. The family received a Cookie Decorating Kit, Summer Fun Pack & Movie Night Fun Pack.

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Dinner Delivery

You treated Easton’s family to a delicious dinner from a local restaurant delivered right to their doorstep by our volunteers.

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Celebrations

You allowed us to acknowledge moments like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day with kind words and gift cards for Easton’s parents.

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Research

Your donations directed towards research are funding a study by Dr. Faber on pediatric neuroblastoma.

There’s more to Easton’s story. 

Jess and Justin can share their son Easton’s story because you cared. See how you helped the family when Easton started treatment in December 2019.

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His superhero name is “EastonBeaston!”

When Easton started treatment, the pandemic started taking its toll. Easton’s family witnessed kindness from incredible doctors, nurses and generous people like you who believed in Connor’s Heroes mission. Three days after doctor’s found a large mass on the left side of Easton’s brain, brave Easton had a craniotomy and his treatment began. He enrolled in a trial at Children’s National Hospital in D.C. He did it all: inpatient chemotherapy, apheresis, port placement and stem cell transplants. While Jess was with Easton in D.C., Justin took care of their three other children, Gavin, Lawson, and Corinna, back home.

Easton Ipad

“You made it easier for me to focus on more important needs!”

Easton’s family first learned about Connor’s Heroes when they received a Heroes Backpack and Parent Tote Bag. If you donated from our Amazon Wish List, you supplied many of the items they loved. “Easton’s favorite thing in his backpack was his iPad mini. My favorite thing in the parent tote was literally everything.” The family received gift cards from Connor’s Heroes. “Gift cards were our saving grace.”

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“Words can’t describe how much you helped us.”

Jess stopped working so she could be with Easton in D.C. “There is no way we could have done it without gift cards from The Connor’s Heroes Travel Fund.” You inspired us to reimagine how Erin, our program director, could support families virtually. “Erin always sent me a card when I needed it the most. Her messages were heartfelt and inspiring. Easton finished his last round of inpatient chemo and is doing absolutely amazing. You brought joy to our family”

As we recognize September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month,

I want to thank you for continuing to touch the lives of our hero families during a difficult time. You made sure every child who registered with Connor’s Heroes felt loved as the pandemic presented new challenges for our childhood cancer families and us. As you learned from Easton’s mom, their family got through the ups and downs of Easton’s difficult treatment thanks to you. Your compassion and support continue to be an incredible gift. Easton’s family is one of many families who look to Connor’s Heroes for hope, guidance, and support. You can help Easton and the next family who registers with Connor’s Heroes by making a gift today for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Thanks for being a hero!

Celia Tetlow Martin
Executive Director, Connor’s Heroes

Contact Us

(804) 897-1272
admin@connorsheroes.org

Mailing Address:
P.O.Box 5512, Richmond, VA 23220
Office Address:
1840 West Broad Street Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23220

501(c)(3) non-profit organization. EIN: 20-4992632
©2023 Connor’s Heroes Foundation

Contact us for More Information

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 on GuideStar. Our tax identification number is: 20-4992632.
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News & Events

News & Events


13th Annual Heroes Art Ball

SAVE THE DATE: Friday, May 3, 2024 • John Marshall Ballrooms, 101 N 5th St, Richmond, VA • https://onecau.se/hab


Connor’s Heroes recognizes the businesses and community organizations who support our mission in a variety of ways. If your company is interested in donating supplies or services, contact celia@connorsheroes.org or call (804) 897-1272.

View our Hero Partners

Family Support

Family Support

“Your child has cancer” are no words a parent expects to hear. It takes only a minute for you to register with Connor’s Heroes and realize that you are not alone. There is a community who can help. Registration is open to families with a child who is diagnosed, treated or lives in Central Virginia.

Register Your Family

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Diagnosis

You start with a Connor’s Heroes Bag and Backpack filled with items that childhood cancer parents recommended for the hospital. Inside are gift cards, crafts, stuffed animals, and, best of all, an iPad! To receive more support from Connor’s Heroes, you enroll online or complete the form in your Heroes Bag. Our Program Director will follow up on how we can best assist your family.

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In Treatment

Connor’s Heroes developed programs with guidance from parents whose children were treated for cancer in Richmond. Our Program Director will be happy to explain how we can help during your child’s lengthy treatment.

  • Unique Needs fund offering financial assistance for extenuating circumstances such as extended stays in the hospital or BMT Unit or when traveling outside of Central Virginia for second opinions, clinical trials or treatment.
  • Gift cards for gas, groceries, and restaurants.
  • Room of Possibilities is a family-friendly space on the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit.
  • Decorating your child’s hospital room when they are admitted to the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit.

  • Heroes Art Sessions with local artists.
  • Lunch Bunch is a healthy, quick lunch served on the pediatric floor (in partnership with CJ’s Thumbs Up).
  • Clinic crafts, coffee and lunch to make your time in clinic more enjoyable.

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Family Events

We’ve cheered on the Flying Squirrels, toured the Holiday Lights, skated with Disney On Ice and watched a movie at an old-fashioned drive-in. Our most popular event is our Heroes Art Sessions. Every month, we host a hands-on art session with art instructors and professional artists.

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Bereavement

No one likes to think about children losing their battle with cancer, yet childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease for children. The Connor’s Heroes Angel Fund assists with funeral expenses and offers you grief support.

Who are the Heroes of RVA?

Every week a child in Central Virginia is diagnosed with cancer. Since 2006, Connor’s Heroes has helped more than 1,000 children from infants to teenagers. Here are a few of the brave children who inspire us.



Hero Partners

Hero Partners

Connor’s Heroes recognizes the businesses and community organizations who support our mission in a variety of ways. If your company is interested in donating supplies or services, contact Celia at celia@connorsheroes.org or call (804) 897-1272.



11th Annual Heroes Art Ball Sponsors

Thank you to the businesses and individuals who partnered with us for our annual fundraising gala, The Heroes Art Ball. We are now accepting corporate sponsors for the 12th Annual Heroes Art Ball on Friday, May 5, 2023 at John Marshall Ballrooms. Email celia@connorsheroes.org or call (804) 897-1272 for a sponsorship package.