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Chicago
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founded May 2008
kids photographed to date 3,651

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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.

Recent Support

Catherine Youngquist
Glenview, IL
$25

Precision Software
Lisle, Illinois
$500

Mr David's Flooring
Itasca, IL
$2,000

Chapter Photographers

Volunteer Stylists

Brandon Trumfio
Venus Berrios
Krystyn Johnson
Marguerite Preston
Jessica Yaeger
Vanessa Valiant
Isabell Daniel
Heather Busulovich
Nikolina Gubernat
Paula Heckenast
Noemi Rodriguez
Weronika Bobula
Aga Kaskiewicz
Alex Sanchez
Amanda Shallow
Amelia Wray
Angelo Juliano
Antoniya Reed
Ashlynn Raquel McBride
Camille Dy
Carmen Zamora
Dana Schuster
Denise White
Emily Wolf
Hillary Fenton
Illiam Figueroa-Talavera
Jacqueline Meller-Vogt
Jaide Dahlke
Jennifer Brown
Jessi Sheehan
Jill Glaser
Karen Koenig
Kate Reinhart
Kristina Montero
Laura Black
Lauren Cassidy
Lauren Ward
Lesly Moreno
Lisa Cristia
Maria Bork
Maribeth Navarro
Mary Vera-Martin
Michelle Bloom Pelletier
Milian Bonillo
Natalie Torres
Nena Mondonedo Perez
Nina Velazquez
Paty Cholewczynski
Rachel Borsodi
Sabrina Ramirez
Shelly WIlson
Stacy Wexler
Tia Gay
Tiffany Beckford
Yvonne Wallace
Andie Cumber
Danielle Detore
Kate Johnson
Zee Guftason
Joanna Bastermajian
Elise Blill
Chrissy Tomasi
Alicia Brooks
Traci Fine
Jessica Monzalva
Sonya Tisdel-McNeil
Abigail Reyes
Agnes Buda-Milewski
Alyssa Jacob
Amber Hart
Ami Holguin
Anjali Ahn
Ashley Longtin
Bozena Skamelska
Carly Pribich
Carrie Hreha
Denise Cockrell
Elizabeth Bilow
Genell Banks
Hope Kendrick
Jackie Zavala
Jacqui Wilkins
Jaycie Kurfess
Jennifer Stroller
Jessica Cordova
Julia Blumenthal
Karen Stephany Giraldo
Katie Whelan
Kristy Jones
Laura Cusick
Lauren Pisani Sousanis
Lauria Locsmondy
Lindsay Tosto
Lora Michael
Maria Micsunescu
Maria Del Angel
Melissa Guss
Michelle Raucci
MOnica Margerum
Neenah Mari Harwell
Nika Vaughn
Patty Juarez
Rachael Kraaz Perrin
Rena Freeman
Selena Rekovich
Sonia Roselli
Syl Delasoul
Theresa Marzullo
Tricia Clarke

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Chapter Director(s)

Carrie Gowans
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Carrie Gowans
Ila Coretti
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Ila Coretti

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

Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation

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