Children with cancer are smiling today at a Flashes of Hope shoots. Our dedicated volunteer chapter directors coordinate photo shoots within the nation's top hospitals and at special events for children with cancer. Whether photographing one child isolated in a bone marrow unit or a hundred kids having fun at summer camp, it's an unforgettable experience for everyone involved.

Candice Reed

Candice Reed

Candice was born in Melbourne, FL and received an undergraduate degree in sociology from the University of WI-Madison. She moved to Denver to attend law school at the University of Denver and has lived there for over 20 years. She practiced law for approximately 5 years, before becoming involved in a career in real estate. Currently, Candice is a sales consultant for Brookfield Residential in Denver. She has held numerous volunteer positions over the years, including a board position for TLC Meals on Meals with a seat on the fundraising committee.

Kim Wharton

Kim Wharton

Kim grew up in the Minneapolis area and lived in various cities on the East Coast before moving to Colorado which she now calls home. For the last 20 years, her career has primarily been in recruiting. She enjoys getting to know each candidate to determine whether they have the right skills and experience for the job she is looking to fill. In her free time, Kim is a busy mom of three children who are involved in competitive sports and music. She also enjoys photography as a hobby and torments her kids with frequent photo shoots whenever she has a chance.

Kim learned about Flashes of Hope through a co-worker and was very touched when she saw the beautiful photos. Her love for kids and photography is what drew her towards to Flashes of Hope and she is grateful to be a part of providing families with beautiful portraits of their children.

Hands on head

The children often request to be photographed with special friends – in this case a stuffed bunny. Children are also photographed with parents, siblings, hospital staff and even fellow patients. This sweet image was captured at All Children's Hospital in Tampa, Florida.

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