Community hero, 2009: Quinn Clarke, 10, helps other kids with cancer

December 27, 2009  |  Posted by Joe Guillen

After 10-year-old Quinn Clarke got bad news about his cancer, he told his parents -- Kip and Allison -- that he wanted to organize kickball games to raise money for pediatric cancer research that would help other kids. A year and a half later, 35 games in nine states have raised...

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November 15, 2009  |  Posted by Sali McSherry, Currents

Brent VanWey receives Rockwell Collins Good Citizenship award

June 24, 2009  |  Posted by Dave Gosch

Brent VanWey's personal commitment to make a difference in the lives of families of children with cancer has earned him the Rockwell Collins 2009 Good Citizenship Award.

Tribe doing its part to find cancer cure

June 15, 2009  |  Posted by Anthony Castrovince

Cancer had invaded young Quinn Clarke's body once when he was 2 years old, and he successfully fought it off. When it returned in a more aggressive and rare form last summer, the 9-year-old Quinn was fed up. "Mom, we need to have a cure for cancer," Quinn told his mother,...

Cleveland Indians join with Quinn Clarke's cause to fight cancer

June 15, 2009  |  Posted by Dale Meggas, Sun News

CLEVELAND Quinn Clarke knows he is in an uphill battle with cancer. The 9-year-old from Chagrin Falls is just one of 100 in the world with his particular cancer -- the connective tissue-related rhabdomyosarcoma -- but that has not stopped him from the good fight. "Quinn was diagnosed as a 2-year-old and...

Flashes of Hope brings joy to Pediatric Cancer Patients at Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA - Los Angeles Times reports

May 27, 2009  |  Posted by Anne Cusack

Flashes of Hope, a nonprofit organization, visited the pediatric unit at Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA. Professional makeup artists, hair stylists and photographers donated their time to prepare and photograph sick children by themselves and with family members. "One of the main things kids with cancer need is hope, and...,0,7488839.photogallery

Young Hospital Patients get day of Beauty - CBS-Channel 2 Los Angeles

May 27, 2009  |  Posted by Lisa Sigell

Flashes of Hope gives kids a makeover, day of beauty and a wonderful photo portrait to remember their special day.

Family Portraits Celebrate Comer Patients - Flashes of Hope Featured in Chicago Parent Magazine

March 20, 2009  |  Posted by Liz DeCarlo

When 12-year-old Gracey Melon of Oak Park heads to the hospital, it usually means being pumped with chemo meds and feeling lousy. Her parents, Pam Grace and Bill Melon, take turns staying with her and trying to keep her spirits up.But recently, Gracey and her parents spent a day at...

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