Fighting cancer James Bond style for 'Big Shots & Little Stars' fundraiser event

November 19, 2013  |  Posted by Kristel Hartshorn

Stilettos and dress shoes walked the court at The Q Tuesday night for the "Big Shots & Little Stars" charity event presented by Flashes of Hope. The Q was transformed into a James Bond theme night, complete with flashing lights, cocktails, and expensive cars to raise money for pediatric cancer...

St. Ignatius kicker and cancer survivor Matt Colella finds a way to give back through football

October 25, 2013  |  Posted by Bill Landis

Matt Colella didn’t have the energy to do much of anything. The chemotherapy and radiation had taken their toll, and the lightest physical activity exhausted the then-12-year-old. The once promising soccer goalie had to give up the sport, and simple tasks such as running 10 yards proved Herculean. There was one...

Racers' kickball tourney will raise funds, kick off National Open weekend

October 03, 2013  |  Posted by Catherine Hogue

The tight-knit central Pennsylvania racing community is once again coming together to participate in the second Williams Grove National Open Kick-It Tournament, benefiting the Kick-It Foundation. The kickball tournament, a sort of kickoff to the big National Open racing weekend, will take place Friday at the Upper Allen Township Community...

Flashes of Hope focuses on children, puts illness in background

July 15, 2013  |  Posted by Jane Donahue

Sometimes the best medicine isn’t medicine at all. That was the case for 3-year-old Noah Galloy.The Plainfield boy has atypical mycobacterium avium complex (MAC), a rare, environmental, life-threatening bacterial infection. But during a recent stay at University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, Noah was just a typical toddler getting his...

MSE Foundation Partners with Flashes of Hope

July 02, 2013  |  Posted by Alexx Klein

Tayler Hill Takes Pictures with Patients Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation recently partnered with Flashes of Hope and donated $20,000 dollars in April 2013 to the D.C. and Northern Virginia chapters of Flashes of Hope. Flashes of Hope is a volunteer driven organization dedicated to children’s cancer research fundraising. Since its...

Cleveland Indians to host kickball tournament to raise money for cancer research

June 27, 2013  |  Posted by Jay Seaton

The Cleveland Indians will be hosting a kickball tournament to raise money for children's cancer research. The "Kick-it" kickball tournament will be hosted at Progressive Field Thursday night. Local northeast Ohio corporations will participate in the tournament to unite the community in an effort to fight against children's cancer. Kick-it was founded...

More Than A Game

June 19, 2013  |  Posted by Joe Coughlin, Editor, The Wilmette Beacon

Only a fifth-grader, Reese Dekker has seen the face of cancer, and it smiled brilliantly. Reese has tagged along -and even brought friends -with her mother, Barrie, for a photoshoot with the organization Flashes of Hope, a nonprofit dedicated to developing uplifting portraits of children fighting life-threatening illnesses, specifically cancer. Inspired...

Brecksville-Broadview Heights Middle School helping to 'Kick' cancer to the curb

June 09, 2013  |  Posted by Ingrid Schaefer Sprague

A pair of siblings with cancer, 100 Brecksville-Broadview Heights Middle School students, and a few staff members volunteered to get their locks shorn last week to support pediatric cancer research. Moreover, the school raised more than $31,528.28, a new record for BBHMS in four years, for Kick-It, an organization that raises...

Lake Catholic plays kickball to raise more than $50,000 for children's cancer research

May 31, 2013  |  Posted by Matthew Skrajner

For the second straight year, hundreds of Lake Catholic students spent the day at the Mentor campus even though school wasn’t in session.More than 40 kickball teams of about 10 people each participated in Kick-It for Cougars, a daylong kickball tournament that raised money for pediatric cancer research.Leah Myers of...

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