Saturday, September 25, 2010 by Keith

Keith Berr and Laura Webb work with Flashes Of Hope

Flashes of Hope

My associate, Laura Webb, and I were filmed for Channel 5 News photographing children at the Cleveland Clinic for Flashes of Hope, 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 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.

This month Flashes of Hope reached a new milestone. Since its inception in 2001, Flashes of Hope has provided free portrait packages to over 15,000 families all across the country! This summer alone, over 3,000 children were photographed at camps across the country. In 2010, Flashes of Hope will photograph 50% of the children diagnosed with cancer in 60 locations across the United States. Our goal is to photograph every child until every child is cured.

It feels good to give. If you would like to donate visit the Flashes of Hope website. Thanks to all who support this great endeavour.

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