CHASEing CANCER AWAY fundraiser. Time to Celebrate your Family with new family portraits!

11 11 2015

Have you been putting off getting your new family portrait created? We’ve got a solution for you! AND you get to help a great cause!  I talk with so many people that tell me their family portrait above their fireplace doesn’t even include their youngest child (that is now 8 years old!!), that their portrait hanging on their wall is when their children were babies and young kids, and now they’re in high school! Parents tell me they need to lose a few pounds first! PLEASE, celebrate your family NOW, don’t wait until you lose 10 lbs or until you become less busy!  Do it now! Let’s CELEBRATE your family on Sunday, November 22!

Who are we raising funds for? This remarkable 7th grader, Chase Wheatley. On September 2nd, Chase Wheatley’s parents took their son to the doctor because he was feeling lethargic and was very pale. The doctor took blood samples, and recognized the white blood cell count was extremely high. His doctor immediately notified John Hopkins Hospital that his patient was being sent over for further testing. The doctor told Mark and Kathy that they needed to take their 12 year old son to the emergency room at Hopkins. Chase was admitted to ICU so they could stabilize his condition. With further testing they diagnosed Chase with leukemia.  After multiple blood transfusions, Chase received his first chemo treatment on September 4th. The journey to a full recovery will be a three year process for the Wheatley family.

(Photo courtesy of Kathy Wheatley)

Chase Wheatley


CHASEing Cancer Away Promotional Poster 18x24

WHAT: 20 minute Family Portrait Sessions

WHY: Fundraiser for CHASEing Cancer Away and because you need to update your family portrait. 🙂

WHEN: Sunday, November 22, 2015, 12-5pm

WHO: You and your beautiful family

WHERE: Pam Long Photography Portrait Studio, 8202 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043

HOW: Contact our studio to reserve your time, 410.988.5563, session fee is due to reserve your spot.

You will receive Tips and Suggestions for clothing and preparation ideas.

On the day of your session, we’ll have a great time photographing you and your family. Immediately after your photo shoot, you will make your portrait selections. Your images will be shown on the big screen, easy for viewing. Payment for order is due at that time.

Goodie bags for all participants, including a $50 certificate to be applied towards a future portrait session!

COST: Session fee is only $75!  $50 of that will be donated to Chase Wheatley’s family.  Portrait Packages start at $199.  Prints start at $79.  You can even choose the collection with a 16×24 framed portrait or your family and several smaller prints for only $1099!!!  Beautiful, custom holiday cards are available as well! 🙂

And YES!! You will receive your order before the holidays! So, this is a great way to give beautiful, meaningful custom gifts to family and friends. These are the gifts that are treasured and passed down for generations to enjoy. Holiday cards?? YES!! 🙂

PARKING is provided by Ooh La Lal!! Sweet, close, private parking!

This is a chance to get a small taste of our Custom Portrait Experience and help with a great cause.

(Photo courtesy of Kathy Wheatley)

Chase Wheatley Cancer Fears ME

Kathy and Mark Wheatley are the parents of 4 children….Taylor age 15, Samantha age 14, Olivia age 13 and of course Chase age 12. The only thing that Mark and Kathy have asked for from their friends and family members are our prayers. We know that they are going to need a lot more help than that to get them through this very trying time in their life.

A portion of the medical treatments and medication will be covered by their insurance, but the Wheatley’s will incur a significant amount of medical expenses.  Parking, transportation to and from the hospital and meals while he goes in and out for chemotherapy treatments will continue until he is in remission. In addition to medical, travel and parking expenses, in order to assure a healthy environment at home between hospital stays, they will need to make some changes within their home to accommodate Chase’s weakened immune system.

Many family and friends have asked, “what can I do, how can I help”.   We have established this page as a way to help to give some financial relief to Mark and Kathy as they focus on a long road towards Chase’s successful recovery.

Please continue to pray and thank you for your donation. 

Everything you’ve read in blue is directly from Chase’s gofundme page. If you aren’t in need of new family portraits, but would still like to help, please visit his page, you can link to it here. 🙂 Thank you.

We hope to have a packed schedule on Sunday, we hope you will consider joining us!

We will also be accepting purses for next year’s Power of the Purse event!  Be sure to clean out your closet and make room for the holidays, drop your gently used handbags off at the studio on the 22nd and receive a $25 gift certificate to apply to a future portrait session!



Visitors – thank you for taking the time to read and view this blogpost about this incredible young man and his family .  If you are ever in need of photography services, I’d love the chance to talk with you.  Here’s a little more info about us….. Whether you choose to be photographed in our studio, on location or along the quaint streets of our own beautiful historic town, you will truly enjoy your experience with Pam Long Photography. Clients enjoy a variety of portraiture, from maternity and babies, to children and families, high school seniors, pets, business headshots and special events. Whatever occasion life blesses you with, we will help you capture and document those moments to cherish for generations to come. To receive information about what we offer and how we can meet your needs, please contact us at 410.988.5563 or email us at to set up a complimentary consultation. We look forward to transforming your memories into your favorite works of art!



One response

12 11 2015
Michelle Zinnert

Are there some afternoon slots still open? Would like to come by and participate in the fun. Let me know if this is where I am supposed to sign up. 😄

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