Host of Newsmakers Radio, Courtney Luther, interviewed founder of Live Out Loud Charity for suicide prevention and awareness. The primary focus of the interview consisted of ways to prevent suicide as well as discussing the LOLC Leadership Academy. The audio link of the interview will be posted here as soon as it become readily available.
Held June 8th, 2014 the Gipper Formal Wear Crystal Lake, IL store was host to the 2nd Live Out Loud Charity fashion show to hit their stage. The LOLC Leadership Academy shared their speeches followed by Sherrie Gearheart, the executive director of Live Out Loud Charity. You can watch her speech below.
Held near Chicago, IL USA, Live Out Loud Charity held their first ever Kids Day Event on May 3, 2014. Guest speakers included the LOLC Leadership Academy with topics of self esteem, self growth & personal development, anti-bullying, followed by ways to eradicate fear. The morning started with inspirational and heartfelt speeches. Each LOLC Leadership Academy member was paired with a child to be the voice of encouragement throughout the day. Each child was asked to share their negative thought patterns on paper and then cross those out and replace them with positive thoughts. During the seminar there was a main portion targeted toward the LOLC anti-bullying campaign which taught children what to do if someone is being bullied and how to develop your self esteem if you have been a victim of a bully. After the morning seminars, there was an optional modeling workshop which kicked off the fashion show where each child modeled on the runway. During the fashion show portion, the guest speakers included LOLC Leadership’s very own Liz Harper and her two children Virginia and Kassy Harper. Each gave their side of the devastation bullying can and has had on their family. The Harper family ended each speech with how things have turned out to be ok thankfully for utilizing the proper resources.
The two guest designers included OMG Fashion Shades and Patricia of Anzhelika Crochet. The fashion show was a blast and the day ended with the children writing their fears on balloons and popping them. It was a perfect way to end the day while kicking of their 30 day self improvement challenge. This month we will report the reviews from our 30 day challenge. The guest singer, Alyssa Gallarneau, age 12, gave two great vocal performances. Our emcee with LOLC Leadership Academy spokesperson Nicole Harrington hosted the show. Pam Manning of the NISP Pageant, our child psychologist was on staff during the activities. Sherrie Gearheart, founder of Live Out Loud Charity orchestrated the event. LOLC Leadership Academy volunteers included: Nicole & Sandra Harrington, Julia Buczek, Brittany Gallarneu, Natasha Ganji, and Stephani Bakus.
The LOLC Leadership Academy taught positive affirmations to the children at our Kids Day Event. Start practicing positive affirmations today and join us for the next 30 day challenge.
Look into the mirror everyday and say your positive affirmations. Look directly in your eyes and say, “I am (beautiful or handsome). I am powerful. I am confident. I am a winner. I can do this! I love myself. I am unique. I am worthy. I believe in myself.” The children that participated in our Kids Day Event reported to us how they changed dramatically in 30 days. We encourage you to do it too! It takes 28 days to learn a new habit. Therefore, to change the negative thought patterns that have been engrained in us, we can do the mirror exercise for one month and on the 30th day wake up a new person. Lets do this. Lets LIVE OUT LOUD with Live Out Loud Charity. www.liveoutloudcharity.org
People who bully you want you to lose sight of your dream or purpose. We have seen more adult bullies than kids that bully. We’ve noticed bullying generally stems from a feeling of one’s inadequacy so they target those that have it together in hopes they will make them fall. If only everyone was encouraged to work on themselves and improve themselves instead of bullying, then this world would be a better place. We ask you to take part in our 30 day challenge to heal the wounds of a bully, to learn to love yourself, and to become a confident person! CLICK HERE to learn how you can change your life in just 30 days….. and it’s so simple and free!
Live Out Loud Charity
If I fall will you be happy then?
If I say I can’t do it will you smile and think you’ve won?
If I give up and end it all, will you have the last laugh?
Why give into to the bully and let them win when they don’t care about you? You will never impress them or make them happy no matter how low they bring you or how hard you try. Surround yourself with people who love you, with an uplifting group of like minded people that care about others. Life is as happy and successful as the 5 people you surround yourself with most.
Choose to love life, live life, and to Live Out Loud with Live Out Loud Charity.
Vora Restaurant teamed up with Live Out Loud Charity to bring the charity’s mission to Chicago in a big way. Vora Restaurant hosted model auditions and the main event. Held March 9, 2014, The Chicago Fashion Show, was a sold out event a week before the actual date! During the event, Secretary of State, Jesse White, stopped in to show his support along with the honorable, Judge Jessica O’brien, with media coverage by Sandra Doghmi-Smith of Red Carpet Concierge and by Tiara Magazine of course! Vora Restaurant was turned into a fashionable event that had the crowd on the edges of their seats and on their toes! People poured into the event wanting seats, with no room left, the staff was forced to turn people away at the door that did not purchase tickets in advance. There was no standing room left in the restaurant and every seat was filled. Founder of Live Out Loud Charity, Sherrie Gearheart, gave a compelling speech, expressing her pain and sadness after losing her childhood friend and how she took this loss and turned it into a mission of saving lives. Followed by her hardships as a child she then expressed to the crowd that they too could use their hardships as a testimony to give back to others. She ended her speech with ways people can detect the two leading causes of suicide: 1. Depression. 2. Substance Abuse. She gave the 3 simple steps to saving a life followed by resources. To Learn more about Live Out Loud Charity CLICK HERE. Her speech was inspirational and educational. The show was emceed by Ameshia Cross the former Miss Black Chicago USA 2013. Ameshia opened up to the crowd for the first time about her loss and ways to let go of guilt. It was an emotional yet inspirational day that truly celebrated life through fashion, friendship, and joy. Guest performers included Alyssa Gallarneau, Yesoe Yoon, and Matt B.
Tiara Models paraded down the runway wearing: Bella + Sophia Childrenswear with makeup by Daysi Figueroa, Anzhelika Crochet, Indstruktibl Clothing, GIDI Online, Devoid and Deveil, Mixxi G. Accessories. To see fashions from each designer simply click on the designer’s name. The show ended with Sherrie Gearheart thanking Lisa and Paul Ko of Vora Restaurant for everything they have done for Live Out Loud Charity along with a performance by Matt B. Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, and staff. Hair & Makeup for Mixxi G. Accessories, Devoid & Deveil, and Gidi Online was provided by Spoil Me Salon.
The core, knit team of Live Out Loud Charity volunteers/sponsors did a FANTASTIC job, I could not have asked for a better group: Neelu Ganji, Lynae Tucker, Anne Coppola, Kassy Harper, Lisa Nguyen, Samantha Lyn Schur, Benjamin Deejay Chicago, Natasha Kumar, Derek Tokarzewski, Lakhi Siap of AScene Chicago, and to Dave & Busters for being a major sponsor. Thank you to the photographers: Derek Tokarzewski, Marlon Balot Cordz, and Roman M. Boyko.
I AM. Two most powerful words.
The LOLC Leadership Academy taught positive affirmations to the children at our Kids Day Event. Start practicing positive affirmations today and join us for our 30 day challenge.
1. Look into the mirror everyday and say your positive affirmations. Look directly in your eyes and say, “I am (beautiful or handsome). I am powerful. I am confident. I am a winner. I can do this! I love myself. I am unique. I am worthy. I believe in myself.” The children that participated in our Kids Day Event will report to us how they changed in 30 days. We encourage you to do it too! It takes 28 days to learn a new habit. Therefore, to change the negative thought patterns that have been engrained in us, we can do the mirror exercise for one month and on the 30th day wake up a new person. Lets do this. Lets LIVE OUT LOUD with Live Out Loud Charity. www.liveoutloudcharity.org
Model Boot Camp #6 was a big success thanks to our wonderful team. Guest speaker: Marie P. Anderson, president & fashion director of Agency Galatea with over 25 years of experience in the business shared information about the business with our Tiara Models. Marie P. Anderson is a strong advocate for suicide prevention having lost those dear to her to suicide. Her speech about the modeling world was both educational and inspirational. We can all make a difference in the lives of others. We are thankful to the team that donated their time to be with us at our event: Marie P. Andersen, hair and makeup by Spoil Me Salon: Adel and Nicholas Paul, photographers included Dazzle Shot Images, MCordero Photography, and Roman Boyko Photographry. Sign up for the next Model Boot Camp at www.tiaramag.net/model-boot-camp/