For a few moments, it doesn’t seem like a hospital. Children who haven’t wanted to get out of bed are suddenly laughing and smiling. And, nurses take a break from administering medicine to join in the fun.
Each month, Flashes of Hope volunteers transform hospital playrooms, waiting areas and even hallways into photography studios. Talented make-up artists help the children and their moms look and feel their best. Then each child is photographed individually and with their closest supporters – siblings, parents and often a favorite nurse. Read More…
Flashes of Hope is a nonprofit organization that changes the way children with cancer and other life threatening illnesses see themselves through the gift of photography and raises money for pediatric cancer research.
The portraits, taken by award-winning photographers, help children feel better about their changing appearance by celebrating it. For families of terminally ill children, it’s especially important to have a portrait that preserves forever the beauty, grace and dignity of their child. Each family is presented with framed enlargements, proofs and a CD of all the images so they can make additional prints. Thanks to the efforts of hundreds of volunteers, all services are provided free of charge.
Flashes of Hope’s goal is to photograph every child until every child is cured. A Flashes of Hope portrait is much more than a picture on the wall. It’s an indescribable treasure that forever preserves the grace, dignity and beauty of each child.
Flashes of Hope is a 501c3 non-profit organization. http://www.flashesofhope.org
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Say Cure! We believe this phrase embraces Flashes of Hope’s goal to photograph every child with cancer until every child is cured. With every photo shoot, with every click of the camera, we foster the positive energy that gets us closer to a cure. Smile and “say cheese” or smile even bigger and “Say Cure!”
Inspiration for the shirt design was drawn from the concept of climbing a ladder to reach a goal. Just like every camera flash represents a step closer to finding the cure for cancer, each line in the graphic represents another step up towards achieving that goal.
Help Flashes of Hope climb that ladder with the purchase of our "Say Cure" shirt made from 50% recycled polyester (from plastic bottles) and 50% transitional organic cotton. How about when you get your BoostTee, you send us a photo? And remember to Say Cure!