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.
Cari has been a Co-Chapter Director of the Phoenix chapter since 2009. While volunteering at a local children's hospital, she was introduced to Flashes of Hope by her dear friend, Lisa.
Cari recently became a member of National Charity League (Scottsdale Chapter) and is involved with CASS (Central Arizona Shelter Services), a non-profit organization that helps feed and find shelter for the homeless. She looks forward to furthering her volunteer work with a variety of non-profit organizations.
Cari, originally from the Chicago area, relocated to Arizona to attend the University of Arizona. She has a BS in Communications.
Lisa and Carie are co-chapter directors in Phoenix, The two friends first met while volunteering for a Phoenix Children's Hospital fundraising event, Matthew's Day, benefiting the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.
Lisa currently works part-time as a paralegal for the Combs Law Group in Phoenix. She continues her volunteer work with the Phoenix Children's Hospital and is also a member of the Board of Directors of Kappa Kappa Gamma House Board at Arizona State University. Lisa graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Madison with a BA in Behavioral Science and Law and received her paralegal certificate with Honors from Roosevelt University in Chicago.
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.