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.

Allison Violante

Allison Violante

Allison is from Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from The University of Toledo with a BA in Education. She has been an educator for the past 20 years and began her career teaching History in Cleveland before making the move to Western New York. Allison became Chapter Director of the Buffalo Chapter in 2012. Currently she is on the Foundation Board of Mount St. Mary's Hospital working on fundraising and special event planning.

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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