Scenes from Photo Shoot for a Cure Benefiting the Michael J. Fox Foundation
A photography-inspired cocktail party raising money and awareness for Parkinson’s research.
On September 9, 2017, advertising and editorial photographer Diana Levine hosted a photography-inspired cocktail party benefiting the Michael J. Fox Foundation, raising more than $30,000 for Parkinson’s research. Photo Shoot for a Cure took place at District Hall in Boston’s Innovation District and featured photo shoots, makeovers by Sephora, James Joseph Salons and Polished Nail Boutique, a pop-up gallery from Following Boston, an instant photo booth from Leica Store Boston, art showcase from the Art Cart, appetizers, and more. The Silent Auction featured items from the Red Sox, Celtics, Johnny Cupcakes, Whole Foods Market, Hunt’s Photo & Video, and Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street, among others. Levine produces Photo Shoot for a Cure inspired by her mom’s diagnosis with Parkinson’s disease 12 years ago.
The party’s sponsors included Voyager Therapeutics, Acorda Therapeutics, District Hall, Acadia Pharmaceuticals, 2Sisters Senior Living Advisors, and Quincy Hearing. To stay up to date with the next Photo Shoot for a Cure party, visit photoshootforacure.com.
Photographers Will Mann, Christina Cobb, Dave Green, Diana Levine, Natasha Moustache, Brian Lauritsen, Gail Achin, Chris Valites, and filmmaker Mark Gilday Jr.
James Joseph Salon provided hair styling for VIP guests. From left: Grace Soto, Gabrielle D’Antona, Andre Manguikian, Mary Chheng, Emily Hernandez, and Maria Carvalho of James Joseph Salon.
Trisha Spillane, Whitney Parks, Joanna Mann, Krista Beerman, and Lauren Ketchum.
Diana Levine produces Photo Shoot for a Cure, inspired by her mom’s diagnosis with Parkinson’s disease 12 years ago.
Kadyrose Druar and Vanessa Merta from Lovepop, ballet dancer and model Michal Mangan, and graphic and mechanical designer Tobi Amos.
Photo Shoot for a Cure volunteers (top to bottom, left to right): Gail Achin, George Trickel (Leica Store Boston), Dave Green, Lindsay Scarcella, Diana Levine, Julie Lauritsen, Brian Lauritsen, Maria Phillips, Dr. Kara Smith, Debbie Barron, Marcella Sliney, Christina Cobb, Katie Wadland, Alaina Pleatman, Will Mann, and Marissa Robinson.
Roseann Campbell, general manager of Sephora Prudential Center, and her husband Wayne.
Sephora Prudential Center provided make up for VIP guests. From left: makeup artists Maritza Trujillo, Kayla Boyden, Ambar Sosa, and Yesenia Ramirez.
James Joseph Salon styling VIP guest Joanna Mann’s hair.
Madeleine Capino, Allison Cossman, and Sarah Appleby.
Scott Levine and Jon Lawton from Hunt’s Photo & Video with George Trickel from Leica Store Boston.
The party featured a photo booth from Leica Store Boston, using the Leica Sofort instant camera.
Clare VanMeter from the Michael J. Fox Foundation, Mary Kate McCann from Team Fox Boston Young Professionals, Diana Levine, Kathleen O’Donnell, Grace Crotty, and Alexis Hovanesian from Team Fox Boston YPs, and Axi Walker from Team Fox.
Linda Kupstis, Linda Pacella, Paula Sylvester, Debi Gould, Susan Devlin, Julie Galgay, and Marcella Sliney.
Left: Scott Saumsiegle from Acadia Pharmaceuticals and his wife Susan, and Jennifer Onorato from Acadia Pharmaceuticals. Right: Michelle Woodbrey from 2Sisters Senior Living Advisors and her parents, Mark and Shelly Tobin.
Morgan Bell, District Representative from Congressman Seth Moulton’s office, speaks about the Congressman’s efforts on behalf of his constituents living with Parkinson’s disease.
Left: Dr. Kara Smith, neurologist at the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Clinic at UMASS Memorial Medical Center. Right: Clare VanMeter, the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
Shannon Sullivan and Lucinda Catino from Polished Nail Boutique, who provided manicures for VIP guests at Photo Shoot for a Cure.
Left: Will Mann photographs Julie Lauritsen. Right: Photographer Dave Green shoots portraits.
The Potter family is photographed by Dave Green.
Mark Lavino, Davina Sicari, and Denise Lavino from James Joseph Salon at MarketStreet Lynnfield.
Left: Erin Keaveney, senior account manager at Shift Communications, and Jenn Keaveney, Program Manager at PTC. Right: Scott Parmalee from AbbVie and lead event coordinator for Photo Shoot for a Cure, Jess Aker Archer.
Oscar Alvarez, Jacob Solkof, Michael Kalish, founder of Following Boston, Michal Magnan, and Ajai Bharadwaj.
Scott Parmalee from Abbvie with Rick Batycky from Acorda Therapeutics and his wife, Alka.