What a wonderful crowd for our open house on September 28, 2017 at the exhibition RVA Cures at UR Downtown. Dr. Corey talked about how his research is always with the kids in mind. He came to the reception after being in DC where he was reviewing NIH grants. He said of all the grants discussed, none were for pediatric cancer research. It was a sobering reality of why we must fight for a cure and more money for research. He was very excited that Richmond will host the Mid-Atlantic Zebrafish Consortium in March. It is a wonderful opportunity for Connor's Heroes to meet other researchers who are using zebrafish to unlock the secrets of childhood cancer.
RVA Cures is an exhibition of Kristin Seward's photography. Each picture captures moments when children and caregivers showed incredible strength and courage, and the exciting research that is happening in Richmond, Virginia. Lining the walls of the gallery are a hundred, wooden zebrafish in sizes from 18 inches to 8 foot long. Richmond artists or the young children who are part of Connor's Heroes painted each zebrafish. The zebrafish are available for sale or auction at www.501auctions.com/rvacures. The exhibit runs September 1, 2017 - January 19, 2018 at the Wilton Companies Gallery, University of Richmond Downtown, 626 E. Broad Street. It is free and open to the public.