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.

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.

Betsey Holley

Betsey Holley

Betsey is a Northern California native who has called Colorado home since completing college here in 1991. She lives in Greenwood Village with her husband, three daughters, one dog, one cat, and two rats. Besides herding her family around, she also maintains a photography business, Betsey Holley Photography. Since 2009, Betsey has enjoyed being a part of Flashes of Hope as a Chapter Director. She has seen just how much the photographs provided mean to the families and finds each shoot she attends an inspiring, perspective resetting experience. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, modern quilt making, sewing clothing, and being outdoors skiing, biking, or hiking.

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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