New Year Fashion Show 2017

LOLC Benefit for Anti-Bullying

Elmcrest Banquet Hall, Elmwood Park, Illinois, January 15th, 2017 6pm-8:30pm. Sherrie Gearheart, the founder of Live Out Loud Charity (LOLC) is hosting a fashion show to raise funds for suicide prevention, core character development, and anti-bullying.

The event will feature international and local Haute Couture designers in a fashion show with butlered hors’deavors, red carpet interviews, and suicide prevention speakers of all ages. French Haute Couture designer Wafaa LAHLAH will be flying in from Paris to showcase her award winning gowns. Models of all demographics will be represented: child, teen, adult, plus sized, all ethnicities, and body types. “Our models are real people affected by suicide, depression, bullying, and low self-esteem. Each person that walks our runway is empowered by our training and the incredible experiences they gain at LOLC events. Live out Loud Charity is a major support system for individuals needing a positive outlet to rebuild their confidence,” states founder Sherrie Gearheart. Local designers will include: Meme Rollins, Graciela Gonzalez, Sharisa Freeman, Jynah James, Annette Evans, Sheila Ferguson, and Carrie Ann Allison Welch.


Five new worldwide ambassadors will be awarded in recognition of their commitment to the cause. Spokespersons at the event will educate the audience on the signs of depression, the steps for suicide intervention, and the resources available for those in need. Funds raised from the benefit will aid in the organization’s 2017 Core Character Development campaign in schools across the United States. Local media, community members, and school officials are invited to attend the benefit. Tickets are available online through eventbrite.


Live Out Loud Charity is a Chicago based non-profit organization founded in 2010. LOLC’s mission is to save lives through awareness and education. The organization has reached millions of people worldwide through television, radio, magazines, school tours, awareness events, and newspapers. The non-profit trains volunteers as spokespersons and ambassadors in the QPR Institute’s suicide intervention program, its Core Character Development workshops, and the STAR anti-bullying presentations. LOLC has successfully trained over 100 representatives across the United States as well as internationally in Puerto Rico, Ireland, the Philippines, Jamaica, Liberia, Canada, and France.


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For additional information contact: Sherrie Gearheart, or (815) 914-8602