Flashes of Hope volunteer honored with national award

September 12, 2006

Flashes of Hope, non-profit organization dedicated to creating uplifting portraits of children fighting cancer, is pleased to announce the selection of Karen Carey's work in the "Best Of" issue of The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) Bulletin. Carey captured the award winning images during Flashes of Hope photo shoots at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Carey has volunteered for several shoots held in Philadelphia and said, “I feel like I was given the opportunity to walk with angels that day. I was greeted by 20-plus little angels and taught something new about myself through each connection. I am stronger, more confident, more enlightened and more faithful because of the experience. I am a better photographer, a better mother, a better woman and a better human being.”

“I truly enjoy working with Karen,” said Flashes of Hope Chapter Director Christie Kwait, “I am constantly amazed by the beauty of her images as well as her ability to connect with the children.”

The Philadelphia Chapter of Flashes of Hope was founded in January 2006 and has already reached more than 65 children. All services are provided free of charge to the families.

More than a dozen of Karen Carey’s photographs can be viewed on the ASMP’s Web site, and to read more about her experience please visit

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