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Board member Heidi Nelson (second from left) with her guests at last year’s event.

More than 20 years ago, Kristin Connor learned that her baby son, Brandon, had cancer. He is now a healthy 21-year-old, but Connor remembers the traumatic, exhausting days of his cancer journey. It inspired her and friend Chris Glavine to launch CURE Childhood Cancer’s A Tribute to our Quiet Heroes, an event dedicated to supporting mothers who are going through a similar experience.

Four honored moms relax together at the event.

On March 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., A Tribute to Our Quiet Heroes will welcome 250 of these tireless and dedicated mothers, giving them a welcome break and a chance to relax together. Connor, the organization’s CEO, has found both inspiration and lifelong friends through the Quiet Heroes community. Having moved to Florida, Glavine is no longer involved in the event, but her unflagging commitment over the years helped the luncheon become a favorite for moms and supporters alike. Donors and paying guests have contributed generously to the cause, raising more than $6 million for pediatric cancer research since 2005.

“Guests always leave feeling so uplifted,” Connor says.

A Tribute to Our Quiet Heroes will take place at Flourish in Buckhead and will feature lunch by Legendary Events, plus musical entertainment. The moms will enjoy manicures and hand massages in the pampering room and take home a gift bag with items from InspireDesigns in Alpharetta, jewelry from Erin Gray Design and much more. Atlanta radio and TV personality Jenn Hobby will emcee, and Derrick Tennant, a comedian and inspirational speaker, will elicit plenty of laughter as keynote. Guests can enjoy the silent auction and test their luck in the raffle; one lucky winner will get a prize from Brown & Co. Jewelers. Sponsorships start at $1,500. Delta Air Lines is the presenting sponsor. Simply Buckhead is a media sponsor. Individual tickets are $150.

BY Gillian Anne Renault

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