Connor's Heroes Foundation provides backpacks and tote bags to the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU in Richmond, Virginia for delivery to newly-diagnosed patients and their parents. The backpacks contain age-appropriate gifts and activities for the patient, including portable DVD players or leapsters, toys, games, books, crafts, stuffed animals, and other fun items. The canvas totebags for the parents include lotions, tissues, antibacterial wipes, playing cards, and vouchers for meals in the hospital from MoJo's or Piccola's, a free housecleaning by Maid to Perfection, a pre-paid gas card, notecards and stamps. The tote bags and backpacks are intended to help families through this time of crisis and relieve some of the strain and stress during this difficult time in their lives.
If you would like to donate items for the tote bags and backpacks, please click here to register as a volunteer and someone will contact you to arrange to receive your donations.
Specific items needed include:
Portable DVD Players
Nook or Kindle
DVDs (G, PG, and PG-13 ratings, no violence)
Leapster Games and Game Cartridges
Infant and Toddler Toys
Arts and Crafts Supplies
Antibacterial Wipes and Lotions
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Connor's Heroes was proud to assist St. Patrick's Church in providing the Kid Zone at the Irish Festival on March 24 and 25. Thousands of kids of all ages jumped in the moon bounces, slid down the giant slide, made necklaces and shamrock picture frames, had their faces painted, and won prizes playing numerous carnival games. Connor's Heroes is especially grateful to over 40 volunteers who helped make the Kid Zone such a success. We couldn't have done it without you! Planning for next year's even better Kid Zone will begin soon. Sign up on our website if you'd like to be part of the planning committee or if you'd like to volunteer next year!
On Sunday, March 25, the Chesterfield United Soccer Club hosted its first annual Connorï¿½s Heroes Charity Futsal Tournament. The Tournament was held at U-Turn, Inc. Sports Performance Academy and it raised over $3,000 for Connor's Heroes.
Connor's Heroes Foundation's new website is now active. Thanks to the efforts of PUNCH, Factory7, and ExpressionEngine, this new site will be much more dynamic. This site facilitates online donations, patient and volunteer registrations, and brings you information about news and upcoming events. Soon, this site will provide links to and information about external resources for people interested in giving and receiving help in the fight against childhood cancer. The site also tells the inspirational stories of the true Heroes -- children who are or have undergone treatment for cancer.
On Saturday, October 21, 2006, Connor's Heroes Foundation and St. Thomas Episcopal Church joined efforts and hosted the First Annual Oystoberfest on the church grounds in Ginter Park. The event was a smashing success! Over 500 people enjoyed perfect weather, great food, live music, and children's activities (including crafts, a soccer area, Moon Walk and a pony ride).
Fried and raw oysters, oyster shooters and barbeque were cooked to perfection by Johnny Giavos of the Sidewalk Cafe, 3 Monkeys, Kuba Kuba and the new Kitchen 64. Susan Greenbaum, Sara Tandy, Silverback Blues Burners, and Uisce Beatha provided music and entertained the crowd throughout the day. All proceeds benefitted Connor's Heroes and St. Thomas Church.
The 2nd annual Oystoberfest will be held on October 20, 2007 at St. Thomas Church. Be sure to log on to www.oystoberfest.com to find out the musical line-ups and other information.
Connor's Heroes Foundation announced its support for the cure for childhood cancer as the Rally Across America reached Richmond, Virginia at Outback Steakhouse at 7917 West Broad Street, from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm, Tuesday, June 27, 2006.
Patrons had the opportunity to enjoy a great lunch provided by Outback Steakhouse as well as meet Connor Goodwin, and two Rally Across America team members as they passed through Richmond on their 5,000 mile journey through America last summer to raise money for childhood cancer research through the Rally Foundation.
Rally Across America and your donation will help find cures for kids like Connor. For more information, photographs and updates you can visit the website at http://www.rallyacrossamerica.org/.
The Richmond Kickers are pleased to team up with Connor's Heroes Foundation in the fight against childhood cancer. The Kickers participated in the organization's first fundraising endeavor, "The World Cup Challenge," which kicked off on June 8th, 2006 at Bandito's Burrito Lounge located at 2905 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA 23220.
The World Cup Challenge paired teams randomly with one of the 32 qualifying FIFA World Cup teams in a fun lottery drawing. The team whose country advanced to the final game of the World Cup on Sunday, July 9th, as well as the team who raised the most money for Connor's Heroes, won a World Cup Finals party at Bandito's Burrito Lounge, including widescreen television, prizes such as tickets to the Kickers versus DC United game on August 30th, and complimentary food and beverages. All proceeds from the event benefitted Connor's Heroes Foundation in its efforts to conquer childhood cancer.