NICOLE  |  Photographed by Julie Kaplan 

Chicago
chapter

founded May 2009
kids photographed to date 2,205

our goal

$2,425 raised

of $10,000

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I learned of Flashes of Hope when Founder, Allison Clarke came to speak at the Chagrin Valley Women's League (CVWL) in 2004 as it was the beneficiary for the upcoming gala. Once Allison shared her story, it drew me closer to help spread awareness and funds to expand their program to all the wait listed... { more }
I learned of Flashes of Hope when Founder, Allison Clarke came to speak at the Chagrin Valley Women's League (CVWL) in 2004 as it was the beneficiary for the upcoming gala. Once Allison shared her story, it drew me closer to help spread awareness and funds to expand their program to all the wait listed cities, particularly Chicago. I started helping in the Cleveland office in 2005 and launched the Comer Children's Hospital at University of Chicago Medicine chapter with Barrie Dekker in May 2008.

Today, the Flashes of Hope Chicago chapter has 6 hospitals, 2 oncology camps and numerous specialty sessions. Over the past 9 years, every hospital photo shoot is still pure magic! Taking the show on the road for a Flashes of Hope camp is something I look forward to all year. Our volunteers, who are the best of the best, enjoy giving the gift of photography to the campers and adore seeing them just being kids with cancer being the furthest things from their mind. To say I enjoy volunteering my time to Flashes of Hope is an understatement, I love our Flashes of Hope volunteers as they were my own family, which they have become and look forward to further expanding our program in Chicago and raising funds to accelerate a cure for children with cancer.

upcoming events

April 28, 2014, 2:00PM
Chicago Hospital Shoot at Advocate Oak Lawn, Oak Lawn, IL

May 14, 2014, 9:00AM
Hospital Shoot at Lurie Children's, Oak Lawn, ILChicago, IL

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Chapter Director(s)

Carrie Gowans
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Carrie Gowans
Barrie Dekker
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Barrie Dekker
Dorothy Rosen
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Dorothy Rosen
Ila Coretti
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Ila Coretti
Jori Appleberry
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Jori Appleberry
Katie Dwyer
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Katie Dwyer
Kimbra Burnside
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Kimbra Burnside
Lauren Christopher
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Lauren Christopher
Nancy Trudell
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Nancy  Trudell

Chapter Information

630-780-0078

Shoot Locations

Advocate Children's Hospital - Oak Lawn
Advocate Children's Hospital - Park Ridge
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital
Central DuPage Hospital
Comer Children's Hospital
University of Illinois Chicago Medical Center
Camp One Step
TLC Camp

Chapter Sponsor

Advocate Children's Hospital

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