Longest kickball game: Connecticut Teams set world record

April 03, 2012

Two kickball teams, Team Sammy and Team Juliana, named after a pair of young cancer survivors, of the World Adult Kickball Association, played kickball for 54 hours in a borough park in Naugatuck whileraising money for cancer research; the game ended after 345 innings with a score of 164-117- setting...

Tax Relief: Flashes of Hope

March 30, 2012

What:3 hour select bar package for charity! When:Saturday, April 28, 2012 8-11pmWhere:Board Room - 343 West Erie Street, Chicago, IL 60654Cost: $31.50Flashes of Hope is a nonprofit organization that changes the way children with cancer and other life threatening illnesses see themselves through the gift of photography and raises money...

3rd Annual Bachelor & Bachelorette Auction for FLASHES OF HOPE

March 28, 2012

Strike a pose and flash your smile and join WGIRLS Milwaukee for the 3rd Annual Bachelor & Bachelorette Auction as we spend a night among the stars to raise money for FLASHES OF HOPE, a nonprofit organization that changes the way children with cancersee themselves through the gift of photography...


March 27, 2012  |  Posted by Kristine Noel

It is FotoFest time again! Flashes of Hope is thrilled to be partnering with our amazing volunteer photographers of the American Media Photographers Association, the Main Street Theater and FotoFest to bring you Houston Portraits of Hope. This beautiful collection of images features the work of 13 volunteer photographers and...

Record Breaking Naugatuck Kickball Game to Start Next Friday

March 23, 2012  |  Posted by Ronald DeRosa

In just one week, two teams will converge on Linden Park to hold a three-day kickball marathon, or 60 hours, with all donations going to charity. With these 80-degree temperatures in March, it seems like we can’t go a day without from hearing about another heat record being broken. But there...

Danbury 3-Year-Old Faces Cancer

March 07, 2012  |  Posted by Mark Langlois

What looked like asthma seven months ago turned out to be cancer growing inside three-year-old Mackenzie Newsome of Danbury. Mackenzie Newsome, 3, of Danbury, is not comfortable. Sure Dora the Explorer is on the television, and Snow White and Jasmine are nearby. Mommy (Melissa Newsome) and Mi Ma (Grandmother Nancy Lahoud)...

Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation Supports Flashes of Hope

March 06, 2012

Flashes of Hope, a non-profit national organization, was founded in 2001 by parents of an 18-month old who was diagnosed with cancer. Their goal was to create uplifting portraits of children fighting cancer and other life-threatening illnesses to help them feel better about their changing appearance by celebrating it....

Organization for ill kids celebrates their resiliency - Valerie Fund creates book of photographs and inspiring stories

February 29, 2012  |  Posted by Elaine Durbach

Some of the children featured in the book Voices of The Valerie Fund are bald; others look too wise for their years. They have all had or still have cancer or a blood disorder. But their faces are so bright with determination and courage, they invite smiles from the viewer.That...

Connecticut Kickball Teams Attempting to Break Guinness Record

January 27, 2012  |  Posted by Ronald DeRosa

The goal is a three-day game, meaning 60 hours straight, beginning March 30 to raise awareness and money for child cancer research. rn Former Naugatuck resident Sean Cummings has an ambitious goal set for the members of his World Adult Kickball Association: Beating a Guinness Book of World Records’ challenge by holding...

Young Cancer Survivor Shines on Fashion Runway at the Q

November 10, 2011  |  Posted by Gina Ragone

Eli Asmar's bright blue eyes sparkle as he talks enthusiastically about his favorite basketball players and recounts their statistics from what seems like an endless knowledge of the sport.What the 8-year-old doesn't remember, to the relief of his parents, is his battle with pediatric cancer five years ago.At age 3,...

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