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March 17, 2010 – Texas Children’s Hospital
By Corbin B.P. Dodge
On March 9, professional photographers took the portraits of 29 patients at Texas Children’s Cancer Center. The photo shoot was organized by Flashes of Hope, a non-profit organization dedicated to lifting the spirits of children fighting cancer and other life-threatening illnesses through photography. The volunteers of Flashes of Hope transformed the Cancer Center’s waiting area into a photography studio and several make-up artists were on hand to make sure everyone looked picture perfect.
The children were photographed individually and with their closest supporters – parents, siblings, hospital staff and even fellow patients. Each family was presented with framed enlargements and a CD of all of the images taken of their child. All services were provided free of charge.
Flashes of Hope has captured more than 100 portraits of Texas Children’s Cancer Center patients, which will be displayed at the Museum of Printing History through Saturday, April 24.
Flashes of Hope is a nonprofit organization that changes the way children with cancer and other life threatening illnesses see themselves through the gift of photography and raises money for pediatric cancer research. The portraits, taken by award-winning photographers, help children feel better about their changing appearance by celebrating it. For families of terminally ill children, it’s especially important to have a portrait that preserves forever the beauty, grace and dignity of their child.
Founded by a 9-year old cancer patient, our new program Kick It raises money for research through kickball games. 100% of the proceeds fund pediatric, adolescent and young adult cancer research. For more information, please visit www.kick-it.org.
Their goal is to photograph every child until every child is cured. Learn more at flashesofhope.org