Directors

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.

Christie Kwait

Christie Kwait

In January 2006, Christie became the Chapter Director at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia. Her inspiration for bringing the program to Philadelphia was her daughter, who was successfully treated for Stage 3 Neuroblastoma. Christie and her husband Jeff run Gould Frame and Mirror, a business specializing in fine art digital printing, custom framing and fine gift ware. She began her career at Boscov's Department store where she rose from a Department Manager to Buyer. Christie graduated from Penn State University with a bachelors in Management where she was a member of Lion Ambassadors and Gamma Sigma Sigma Service Sorority. She was awarded the Ogontz campus Eric and Josephine Walker Award for excellence in leadership, citizenship and service.

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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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