Bring SMILES to children with cancer - Flashes of Hope: Northern Virginia

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Flashes of Hope

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Flashes of Hope

Our Co-Chapter Directors work together to coordinate photo shoots at our partner hospitals and locations in Northern Virginia (Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children; Children’s Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders; DC Candlelighters events).

Photo sessions are scheduled by the Hospital (in conjunction with the local Chapter Director) once a month or quarter. Typically, 10 to 20 children are photographed during a 3-4 hour hospital session. Children are photographed individually and then with their supporters such as siblings, parents, grandparents, and special friends. The children often asked to be photographed with their favorite nurse or doctor. Each family is given a complete set of 4x6 proofs, one 8x12 image and a link to download all of their images digitally.

Responsibilities include:
· Scheduling, facilitating and attending monthly photo sessions
· Interfacing with hospital staff
· Scheduling and communicating with volunteer photographers and stylists

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About Flashes of Hope


36 South Franklin St, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022, US

Mission Statement

Flashes of Hope brightens the lives of children with cancer and life-threatening illnesses through a national photography program, special events and by investing in childhood cancer research.


Flashes of Hope was founded by the parents of a pediatric cancer patient during their 18-month-old son’s first battle with cancer. Since 2001, Flashes of Hope has partnered with pediatric hospitals nationwide, presenting free photo packages to over 75,000 young patients and their families.

Flashes of Hope provides direct services to over 5,000 children battling cancer. Photo sessions are held monthly at our 120 partner hospitals and special events nationwide for children battling cancer. The direct interaction with patients and their families allows us to provide needed and consistent assistance to the pediatric cancer community.

Volunteer photographers, assistants and professional stylists transform hospital floors into professional studios to photograph the children with their family and supporters. Stylists carefully apply makeup, often teaching teenage girls how to re-create eyebrows lost to chemotherapy and help children and family members look and feel their best. Once in front of the camera, uncertainty gives way to joyful smiles.

A few weeks after the photo shoot, families receive a 8"x 12" mounted portrait, 4"x 6" prints and an online gallery of downloadable images that document the strength, beauty and unique story of their child.


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple Children's HospitalsFairfax, VA 22042



  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Program Management
  • Fundraising
  • Photography
  • Patient Care




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4-6 hours per photo shoot
  • Technically proficient (iPad and email)

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