Erin | Nancy J. Parisi

Buffalo
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founded September 2012
kids photographed to date 727

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The four words no parent ever wants to hear, "your baby has cancer". The four most uplifting words a parent can hear when faced with cancer "we're Flashes of Hope". As a parent who's child had cancer I know the time spent in a hospital can be exhausting. To have energetic people come in and... { more }
The four words no parent ever wants to hear, "your baby has cancer". The four most uplifting words a parent can hear when faced with cancer "we're Flashes of Hope". As a parent who's child had cancer I know the time spent in a hospital can be exhausting. To have energetic people come in and make you feel normal and happy for an hour is a gift that can never be repaid. In my darkest hour Allison Clarke walked into my 7 month old sons hospital room and said "go get your hair and make-up done, were doing a photo shoot". At first I said no as I had no clothes, just a white t-shirt and I had not slept in days. I came out looking and feeling like a supermodel. I was given a gift that day and I knew I would repay Allison for her generosity.

When I moved to New York I wanted to bring Flashes with me. I am blessed to have the Buffalo chapter of Flashes of Hope. I am able to give the gift that was given to me to Western New York families faced with cancer and other life threatening illnesses every month.

To pamper a mom who is struggling, to have a father get priceless time with a child, and to have siblings enjoy togetherness is worth every second.
There are really no words to express what happens in those hospital shoots. All I can say is that smiles break through tears and precious moments are forever captured.

Recent Support

Laurie Dye
Lyndhurst, Ohio
$75

Insty Prints
Niagara Falls, NY
$250

Kinetic Kitchen & Bath Benefit for Flashes of Hope
$11,975

Chapter Photographers

Volunteer Stylists

Jen Swift
Jessica Heenan
Jen Hayes
Julia Bumble
Laura Patterson
Chrystelle Llunga
Jen Ilunga

Chapter Director(s)

Allison Violante
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Allison Violante
Lyn Szanyi
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Lyn Szanyi

Chapter Information

716-628-9700

Shoot Locations

Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Camp Good Days & Special Times

Chapter Sponsor

Buffalo Sabres

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