We spent a beautiful evening on the rooftop of Quirk Hotel. It was the perfect venue because it overlooked the city with a bird’s eye view of the main attraction: the construction of the new inpatient children’s hospital. When the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU opens the Wonder Tower in 2023, childhood cancer families will have an integrated hematology and oncology floor they have been dreaming of.

Connor’s Heroes can open five permanent spaces designed with our childhood cancer heroes, their families, healthcare teams, and researchers in mind. We need our community of heroes to open five Rooms Filled With Hope!

At the rooftop reception, Celia shared the exciting progress of the hospital’s construction and our Rooms Filled With Hope campaign. Generous donors already have contributed $215,000 to our ambitious goal of $250,000. You are so close to fully funding the Connor’s Heroes rooms coming to the the Wonder Tower!

We were honored to have Keondra and her son Jonathan as our guests at the reception. Jonathan is one of the 100 children who are in active treatment right now. Keondra shared how Connor’s Heroes helps her family, especially for the many trips to New York City for Jonathan’s treatment in a clinical trial.

Barbara, Fred and Frances Hess also were at the reception. The Jamie Hess Bone Marrow Transplant Lab will be named after their son Jamie who died from leukemia in 2002. Laura Markley, Connor’s Heroes Board Chair, introduced and thanked our amazing board members. Our corporate donors (AT&T, Kaplan Voekler Cunningham & Frank PLC, and Riverfront Investment Group) enjoyed meeting the people who also contributed to the campaign.

Celia reminded everyone of the wonderful future they are building for Connor’s Heroes. Not only when the Wonder Tower opens, but every day.