About Kick-It

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Kick-It was founded by a 10-year old cancer patient from Ohio, Quinn Clarke, with a big dream – to cure cancer by playing his favorite game, kickball.  Kick-It is a program of Flashes of Hope, a national 501c3 non-profit organization. Now a national fundraising program, Kick-It has raised over two million dollars for children’s cancer research since 2009. We have one simple goal – to accelerate a cure for children with cancer!

Funds raised benefit children, adolescent and young adult cancer research across the country. Kick-it utilizes national medical advisory boards to identify the most promising research studies and projects including the clinical research of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG).  The COG reaches more than 90% of the children with cancer in the United States.


Flashes Of Hope Logo

Founded in 2001 by the parents of Quinn, this volunteer driven organization solely focuses on children’s cancer. Flashes of Hope is a 501c3 non-profit organization. With chapters in 55 cities, the organization photographs more than 50% of the children annually diagnosed in the United States. Since its founding in 2001, Flashes of Hope has photographed 38,492 children at hospitals and camps across the United States. For too many families, the portrait is the last one they have of their child.

We honor the courage of children with cancer; capture a moment in time and fund research so they will have the chance to create a lifetime of memories.


Kick-It at Ohio State University

Kick-It at The Ohio State University is a new and growing student organization on campus that raises money for children’s cancer research. We are an organization that fundraises for Kick-It, a program of Flashes of Hope, which is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides funds and support for children’s cancer research.

Each year, Kick-It at OSU plans a huge kickball tournament during the month of September, National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, at the Lincoln Tower Park Turf Fields. Being fully student run, the OSU Kick-It Planning Team makes strides each day to create the best event possible. We truly believe no one can help cure children’s cancer better than a Buckeye!

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to promote the values of philanthropy and service, while creating awareness of children’s cancer research in the Ohio State Community. Our goal is to unite the OSU Community to pledge to end childhood cancer.