What can you do?
We depend on you, our community of Heroes, to support patients and families enduring this difficult journey. Below you will find numerous ways that you can Be a HERO to childhood cancer families.
Do you have 2 hours? There are so many ways that you can be a hero to children with cancer and their families. Whether you have 2 hours a year, a month, or a week, we have volunteer opportunities to meet your interests and your schedule.
Deliver lunch or dinner that Connors Heroes will provide for a family in the hospital or at home.
Mow the grass for a family whose child is inpatient for an extended time.
Organize the CHF Storage space at U-Turn
Visit our patients in the outpatient clinic waiting room
Assemble Heroes Bags and Backpacks
Decorate a Bone Marrow Transplant Unit patient room before admission
Visit with a patient or family in BMTU
If you are looking for a year long commitment and interaction with a patient and family, join our Superheroes & Sidekicks Program
If you are interested in donating services or in planned giving opportunities, please contact Steve Goodwin at (804) 305-6520 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To make a monetary donation using a check or credit card, please click here. We always need funding for our programs for children with cancer. Additionally, we are raising money for two pediatric cancer research funds: (1) The Jamie Hess Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Research Fund at the VCU Massey Cancer Center, and (2) the Pediatric Cancer Research Endowment Fund that Connor's Heroes established in the Department of Pediatrics at the VCU School of Medicine and VCU Massey Cancer Center. The fund will be utilized exclusively to support pediatric cancer research with the ultimate goal of recruiting a nationally recognized pediatric cancer researcher to VCU.
Connor's Heroes Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity, and donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Our EIN is 20-4992632.
Our United Way code is #7090.
PERSONAL DONATION WEBPAGE
You can create your own online donation page for Connor's Heroes at https://atl.etapestry.com/fundraiser/ConnorsHeroes/General/. Your friends, family, and colleagues can sponsor you for an event like running a marathon, Hiking the Grand Canyon (or any local mountain), a Swim-a-Thon, or just because you want to raise money for children with cancer. Check it out -- it's easy and free!
ORGANIZE A DONATION DRIVE:
Art Supply Drive
Connors Heroes provides art supplies to the pediatric patients on the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit and we also include them in our Heroes Bags and Backpacks. Needed supplies include:
Crayola Colored Pencils
Tote Bag Drive
Upon diagnosis we provide all parents/caregivers with a totebag filled with items to help make the initial stay in the hospital a little more comfortable.
Travel & full size hand sanitizer
Travel & full size Puffs/Kleenex tissues
Travel size hand lotion, neutral fragrance
Decks of playing cards
Sudoku and Crossword puzzle books
Thank You Notes
Travel toothbrush & toothpaste
DVD and CD Drive
Child appropriate DVDs (G, PG, and PG‐13 ratings, Please no violence)
Nature and relaxation CDs
Disney movie soundtracks
Infants (Our most needed age)
Baby Einstein/Leap Frog learning toys
2 to 4 year olds
Dora the Explorer
Cars (the movie)
7 to 12 year olds
Make up/finger nail polish
Nerf basketball hoop
13 and up (Our most needed age)
Finger nail polish
Travel board games
Nerf basketball hoop
Hand held electronic games (tetris, solitaire, etc.)
Board Games/Hand-Held Electronics Drive
Space can be limited in backpacks, travel size games are always a good idea.
The Game of Life
Apples to Apples
Uno card games
Gift Card Drive
Store Gift Cards: Some gift card ideas include, but are not limited to Target,
Walmart, Barnes & Noble, Borders, i tunes, Toys R Us, Five and Below, CVS, Visa,
Mastercard, or American Express.
Gas Cards: Patients treated in Richmond may live up to 2 hours away, so gas
cards can help a great deal.
Click here for a printable copy of a complete "wishlist" CHF_-_backpack_wishlist.pdf
KIDS HELPING KIDS SERVICE PROJECTS
Service projects are a great way for kids to help other kids with cancer. Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops, church youth groups, high school clubs, sports teams, families, and other groups can spend time together while providing support for children with cancer and their families.
*The possibilities are endless and only limited by your imagination.