The Gipper Formal Wear fashion show kicked off the 50% off store wide sale which includes all designer name brand dresses perfect for special occasions of all sorts, prom, pageants, mother of the bride, and more. The sale officially ends Friday Nov 29, 2013. The ticket sales were donated to Live Out Loud Charity a non profit organization focused on suicide awareness and prevention through core character development. Founder of LOLC, gave an informative and inspirational speech to all of the audience members educating them on how to prevent suicide. LOLC spokesperson, Hilary Bolda, spoke a memoir that had the crowd at the edges of their seat during her emotional yet eye opening speech. Music was provided by Ben Witek, a Deejay that provides services to the Chicagoland area. High fashion photographer, Derek Tokarzewski, shot the event and provided video services. This event was fun for all of the models that ranged from 5 to 55. At intermission the models had a fun dance while they took individual and group shots. The most important part of the event was that each person, including all of the models, and staff at Gipper Formal Wear, and the audience members were able to walk away with the knowledge to save a life.
The fashion show and 50% off sale is this Saturday November 23rd at Gipper Formal Wear in Crystal Lake, IL. This is a benefit for Live Out Loud Charity. Ticket sales will be donated to Live Out Loud Charity. Enjoy fashion at AFFORDABLE rates, fun performers, and learn how to save lives through suicide prevention training. Meet founder of Live Out Loud Charity, Sherrie Gearheart.
Gipper Formal Wear
Date: November 23rd
Location: Gipper Formal Wear
6128 Northwest Hwy The Commons of Crystal Lake
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Store Number: (815) 444-8305
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Sherrie Gearheart, founder of Live Out Loud Charity, gave a speech during the 2013 NISP pageant. She has been part of the pageant since 2010, the year LOLC was formed. Each year the NISP pageant invites Sherrie back to share with others suicide intervention and prevention training. Thank you to the NISP family for allowing us to educate the general public. To learn more about the NISP pageant
Recently my mother went to visit the Dalai Lama while he was here speaking in the USA. He has a message of hope. Here is a quote by the Dalai Lama that we wanted to share with you.
Never Give Up
“No matter what is going on, never give up. Develop the heart. Too much energy in your country is spent developing the mind instead of the heart. Be compassionate not just to your friends, but to everyone. Be compassionate. Work for peace in your heart and in your world. Work for peace and I say never give up. No matter what is happening, no matter what is going on around you, never give up.” Dalai Lama
Today was a special day. The founder of LOLC, Sherrie Gearheart, is now an official ASIST First Aid Certified Suicide Intervention paraprofessional and a PAL caregiver. This certification process adds nicely to the knowledge she has gained in the past as a Truth Media Certified Mentor and as a QPR Gatekeeper.This training will further Live Out Loud Charity’s suicide intervention/prevention awareness and efforts of saving lives. This program was offered through the Suicide Prevention Services (SPS) based out of Batavia, IL. Live Out Loud Charity has supported SPS since we formed as a charity in 2010. SPS offers a 24 hour hotline that is confidential, helpful, and free for those that need someone to talk to. The national suicide prevention lifeline number is 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Thank you for supporting Live Out Loud Charity on our journey of saving lives, giving hope, and spreading knowledge.
Further information about ASIST
The ASIST program has been accepted as the military’s protocol and training for suicide intervention.
The ASIST program is an internationally recognized program with over 1 million trained caregivers.
The ASIST program is powerful and effective.
Learn more about ASIST.
Live Out Loud Charity 4th Annual Fashion Show for suicide prevention and awareness last Oct. 12, 2013. Volunteers formed a Project Michelangelo Security Team and oversaw the safety and show operations with over 130 models including pageant titleholders from all over the USA. Sherrie Gearheart, Miss Illinois US International, founder of Live Out Loud Charity who also serves as VP of Project Michelangelo Foundation, gave inspirational and informative seminars on how to save a life. Below are two introductory photos to enjoy.
Fabulous news. LOLC4′s fashion show and suicide prevention seminar will be LIVESTREAMED across the world at the best place ever….. So all you have to do is go to their website on October 12, 2013 to see their behind the scenes footage of our show, the interviews with models/pageant queens, AND the actual show itself. Best part is it’s free. Thank you Video Resume Worldwide for providing this wonderful service to everyone worldwide. http://videoresumeworldwide.com/
The designers set to showcase at the Live Out Loud Charity 4th annual charity fashion include: Knotty Loop Crochet and Apparel, OMG Fashion Shades, Hit It Fitness, Exquisite Taste of Art, Claudia’s Closet, Live Fast Clothing, Embodied by Monet, Devoid and Deveil, and more designers to be announced soon. Tickets are almost sold out. You may purchase tickets online under our Events tab at the top of the page. We look forward to seeing you at our show.
Gidi Launches Autumn Winter 13 Collection Private Event-May 30, 2013
Thursday May 30, 2013 Designer Taneasha Prunty of Gidi unveiled her Autumn Winter 2013 Collection at the Prestigious 312 Chicago Tasting Room titled “Fall In Love”.
Set in the Chicago Theatre District, 312 Chicago is the perfect canvas to display this 1920′s inspired collection complete with gorgeous feminine silhouettes.
12 Exclusive Guests were whisked away into an irresistible afternoon of treats, mystic & elegance. The color palate features black and creams. Fabrics are silk, wool blends and couture jersey.
“My inspiration was what I like to call Classic Minimalism- It’s a return to Understated Elegance. I wanted to step away from anything that felt cluttered or over-designed by using the classic combination of black (which symbolizes confidence, power and sophistication) and white (which symbolize purity and truth). I guess this collection can best be described by using one of Leonardo da Vinci’s quotes: “Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication!” ~Taneasha Exclaims.
This Autumn Winter Collection Gidi will dedicate a portion of sales to Live Out Loud Charity (LOLC) exclusively for the Autumn Winter 13’ Collection. Live Out Loud Charity is a non-profit organization focused on suicide awareness and prevention through core character development.
After learning of a friends battle with depression & suicide, Taneasha aimed to make a difference and Live Out Loud Charity was the perfect choice to make a difference right here in Illinois. Combining high fashion with Philanthropy.
This past weekend Kate Hunt, Miss Peoria Metro, spearheaded an event at the Illinois Veterans’ Home. Hunt invited her sister queens, part of the Miss Illinois Scholarship Association, to perform their talents for the veterans. Joining Kate was Audra Ferguson (the reigning Miss River to River), they both sang for the veterans. Later, Sherrie Gearheart, Miss Southern Illinois and founder of Live Out Loud Charity, visited with the veterans. Gearheart and Hunt spent over an hour speaking to the veterans about their wartime days, thanking each member for their service, and sharing stories of the veterans’ interest. It was a fantastic visit. Gearheart plans to continue work with the veterans. Recently reported by Forbes, “Almost once an hour – every 65 minutes to be precise – a military veteran commits suicide, says a new investigation by the Department of Veterans Affairs.” That means the suicide rate among vets and active duty military has jumped to 22 deaths a day. We can stop this pandemic. Get involved with Live Out Loud Charity.
Currently the Live Out Loud Charity Choir sings in nursing homes during the Holidays to bring hope and happiness to our elderly. Gearheart will now expand this effort further in the Veterans’ homes as well. Before each concert Gearheart shares a message of hope. To donate please CLICK HERE. To purchase an LOLC shirt CLICK HERE.
To learn more or to get involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org