Photos: Photo Shoot for a Cure

Check out scenes from the September 22, 2018 event at District Hall.

On Saturday, September 22, 2018, photographers, filmmakers, illustrators and stylists came together for the 2nd annual Photo Shoot for a Cure party at District Hall in Boston. The evening raised over $54,000 for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research—topping $100,000 to date since its launch in 2016.

The party featured photo booths for portraits, fashion photography, headshots, and more. The evening also featured make up by Sephora Prudential Center, hair styling by James Joseph Salon, a Styling Booth by The TJX Companies, manicures by Polished Nail Boutique, a Braid & Pony bar by Blo Blow Dry Bar Seaport, a pop up gallery presented by Big Picture Framing and Adorama featuring the work of Boston photographers, live portrait illustrations by Victoria Bornstein, an interactive art project and showcase by The Art Cart, and more!

The party was sponsored by Boston magazine, Voyager Therapeutics, Acorda Therapeutics, Sunovion, District Hall, and The TJX Companies, among others. Photo Shoot for a Cure is produced by advertising and editorial photographer Diana Levine, in support of her mom, who was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s disease 14 years ago. Diana has photographed notable personalities like Alicia Keys, Kim Kardashian, President Clinton, New Kids on the Block, Ed Sheeran, and John Legend.


Photo Shoot for a Cure volunteers: Top Row, Left to Right: Erika Fernandes, Dr. Heather Wallace Kang, Debbie Barron, Dave Green, Dr. Kara Smith, Marissa Robinson, Alaina Pleatman, Soo Jin Yoo, Sarah Bastille, Diana Levine, Victoria Boardman, Peter DiBiaso, Jane Runge, Lindsay Scarcella, Sarah Clark, Julie Lauritsen, Brian Lauritsen, Izabel Fernandes, Alex Cruzvergara. Bottom Row: Axi Walker, Janelle Leroux, Dr. Angela Messmer-Blust, William Mann, Erin Keaveney, Jenn Keaveney, Jewss Aker Archer and Chrstina Cobb Photo by Julie Lauritsen

Photo Shoot for a Cure volunteers with Cindy Bittker, the inspiration behind the event. Left to Right: Debbie Barron, Lindsay Scarcella, Julie Lauritsen, Jenn Keaveney, Cindy Bittker, Diana Levine, Erin Keaveney, Marissa Robinson, Dr. Kara Smith and Teri Volante Boardman. Photo By Julie Lauritsen

Abby Bielagus with Greta Thomas, John Stoddard, Adam Connito and Kellen Zakula. Photo by Natasha Moustache  

Aisha Yasin from The TJX Companies runs a Styling Booth for the 2018 Photo Shoot for a Cure guests. Photo by Brian Lauritsen

Nick Emmons (Anchor for NBC10 Boston & NECN), Paige Yatabe and their son Cason. Photo by Will Mann

Guests at the 2018 Photo Shoot for a Cure listen to speeches from Diana Levine, Dr. Sam Frank from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Samantha Hack from Sunovion, Tierney Saccavino from Acorda Therapeutics and Axi Wechter from The Michael J. Fox Foundation. Photo by Natasha Moustache

Lisa Sands, Lynn Greer, Anna Salpeter, illustrator and designer Victoria Bornstein and Jodi Bornstein. Photo by William Mann

Shawn Rosier, Raymond Tejeda and Winnie Chen from Capital One Seaport. Photo by Diana Levine

The hairstyling team from James Joseph Salon: Alyse Driskill, Denise Lavino, Rosa Diaz, Mary Chheng, Selina Sigaran, Davina Sicari and Deborah Rivers. Photo by Nastasha Moustache

The makeover team from Sephora Prudential Center: Kate Shiels, Maritza Trujillo, Gladys Castillo and Megan Richard. Photo by Will Mann