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.

Claire Thoms

Claire Thoms

Claire came to Flashes of Hope of Northern VA through the Giving Circle of Hope, Reston, VA. The Giving Circle of Hope is a philanthropic organization that provides grants to non-profits of Northern, Virginia including financial support to the Flashes of Hope. Claire serves as a Co-Chair of Flashes of Hope.

Claire is also President of the Veterans Aid & Attendance Council educating Veterans on pension benefits for war Veterans. Claire has also had successful careers in Dentistry and Real Estate. Claire is married and raised three children. She graduated from the Boston University, MA

Claire adds "Working with Flashes of Hope of Northern VA is an unforgettable experience; where families going through Cancer treatments have their world stop for a brief moment and memories of laughter and smiles are made.

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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