Photo Shoot for a Cure
A Photography-Inspired Cocktail Party Benefiting
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

Saturday, september 22, 2018 | 6-10pm | district hall, boston

 Photo by Natasha Moustache

PHOTO SHOOTS

General Admission tickets ($75) include access to photo booths for headshots, press photos, fashion+style photos, portraits with family and friends and more! Update your LinkedIn photo, grab a new family portrait, and drop by our fashion-inspired shoot to show off your latest look -- all in the same place, and all for an important cause.

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POP UP GALLERY

Enjoy a pop up gallery from seven Following//Boston photographers, featuring gorgeous landscapes and detail photographs from Boston. 100% of sales go to Team Fox. Presented by Big Picture Framing.

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MAKEOVERS

VIP tickets ($150) include General Admission, plus: one 15 minute mini-makeover by Sephora Prudential Center, one 15 minute light hair styling session by James Joseph Salon, and one 15 minute manicure by Polished Nail Boutique. Or, choose the Braid & Pony Bar Add-on ($35) for a 15 minute session from Blo Blow Dry Bar Seaport!

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SPEAKERS

Listen to speeches from people on the front-lines of Parkinson's research. Our 2018 speakers include: Dr. Samuel Frank, Movement Disorder Specialist from BIDMC, Diana Levine, host of Photo Shoot for a Cure, and Cindy Bittker, Diana's Mom.

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SILENT AUCTION

Last year's Silent Auction featured items from: The Red Sox, The Celtics, Johnny Cupcakes, Volante Farms, Bombas, Lovepop, Craft Beer Cellar, Sweet Basil, Juniper, Bertucci's, Whole Foods Market, Not Your Average Joe's, Christopher Kimball's Milk Street, Phantom of the Opera, Yotel Boston, Hunt's Photo & Video, and Leica Store Boston. 

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AND MORE!

When you need a break from being in front of the camera, enjoy an Art Showcase from The Art Cart, featuring artwork created by people living with Parkinson's disease, appetizers from The Briar Group,  music, sponsor booths, and a cash bar

"This event has turned the power of photography into a force for positive change."

-Christina Cobb
Photo Shoot for a Cure photographer

Our Partners

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As Featured In or On:

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"Photo Shoot for a Cure was fantastic: fun, welcoming, and enormously successful at raising critical funds to cure Parkinson's. Cool location, good food and drinks, great Silent Auction items. Beautifying by the best in town, moving remarks from those on the front lines of Parkinson's -- all that, and a glamorous photo shoot giving us all highly professional shots. The perfect ingredients for a terrific event!" 

Cynthia, 2017 PHoto shoot for a cure guest

 

"Not only does our family have a beautiful photo, but we feel that in some small way, we were able to contribute to research for Parkinson’s disease. My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary with our children the night of the event.  I can think of no better way to have spent our evening."

2017 photo shoot for a cure guest

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Meet Mark Gilday Jr. and Alex Cruzvergara

We are so grateful to Mark Gilday Jr., who will be filming Photo Shoot for a Cure for the 2nd year in a row and to Alex Cruzvergara of East Broad Media for joining us in 2018.  

 

"It was such a treat to show up at the party and be greeted by a hair and makeup team.  The ladies I worked with from Sephora and James Joseph Salon were great.  They told me about the products they were using and worked with me to create a look I had wanted to try out. I kind of wish they were at every party I go to from now on!  That extra bit of attention and polish made me feel super confident and ready to work it in the portrait booths!"

joanna, 2017 photo shoot for a cure guest

Meet Your Glam Squad: 

Our VIP tickets ($150) include mini-makeovers from Sephora Prudential Center, James Joseph Salon, and Polished Nail Boutique. Or, you can choose the Braid & Pony Bar ticket ($105) for a session with Blo Blow Dry Seaport in addition to all of the General Admission fun!

 SEPHORA PRUDENTIAL CENTER

SEPHORA PRUDENTIAL CENTER

 POLISHED NAIL BOUTIQUE

POLISHED NAIL BOUTIQUE

 JAMES JOSEPH SALON

JAMES JOSEPH SALON

 BLO BLOW DRY BAR SEAPORT

BLO BLOW DRY BAR SEAPORT

"I was moved by the positive energy that seemed to be a part of every aspect of the evening!  The ways that people were connecting with each other was lovely and spoke to the depth of support that everyone seemed to feel for the event."

Candace, 2017 photo shoot for a cure guest

 The Boston Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox

 Blue Mercury

Blue Mercury

 New England Aquarium

New England Aquarium

 Sonos

Sonos

 Boston Swan Boats

Boston Swan Boats

 Laugh Boston

Laugh Boston

 Volante Farms

Volante Farms

 Paul C. Buff Lighting

Paul C. Buff Lighting

 ICA Boston

ICA Boston

 Flour Bakery + Cafe

Flour Bakery + Cafe

 North Shore Music Theater

North Shore Music Theater

 NESOP

NESOP

Presented by Big Picture Framing

Our party features a pop up gallery by six incredible Following//Boston photographers. The gallery is presented by Big Picture Framing, and 100% of sales go directly to Parkinson's research. Featuring:

Susan Flaherty
William Mann
Sydney Claire
Jack Daryl
Eran Shaysh
Michael Kalish

Meet Our Host Committee

Jess Aker Archer
Gail Achin
Sarah Bastille
Debbie Barron
Cindy Bittker
Elyse Atkind Brock
Caron Bleich
Irene G. Brettman

Christina Cobb
Jack Daryl Cohen
Stephanie Duncanson
Lauren Bleich Feldman
Mark Gilday Jr.
Jenna Gleason
Dan Harvey
Kate Holtzen

Heather Wallace Kang
Erin Keaveney
Jenn Keaveney
Brian Lauritsen
Julie Lauritsen
Janelle Leroux
Diana Levine
Angela Messmer-Blust

Chad Moir
Dianna Moore
Alaina Pleatman
Marissa Robinson
Lindsay Scarcella
Saba Shahid
Marcella Sliney
Dr. Kara Smith

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"I represented Lundbeck at Photo Shoot for a Cure in Boston this past September. What an absolutely unique experience! ... Vendors had ample time to converse with healthcare providers in attendance, Parkinson’s patients and their families and meet with representatives from Team Fox too. This event is a MUST attend! Be sure to sign-up early!”

Gary carlson, lundbeck

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors! 

"Photo Shoot for a Cure is a rare opportunity for anyone with Parkinson's disease to feel fashionable, show off a little attitude, and 'belong' for the evening in a glamorous place. Genius fundraiser."

Marilyn, 2017 photo shoot for a cure guest

If you are an individual or family who would like to support Photo Shoot for a Cure's mission to speed a cure for Parkinson's, please visit the link below to view our Benefactor Levels. Benefits include ticket packages, recognition at the event, and more. All Benefactor donations are made directly to The Michael J. Fox Foundation, a 501(c) charity.

Thank You to Our 2018 Benefactors!

Supporters

 Louise Bittker

Louise Bittker

Friends

 Wendy and Jeff Cossman

Wendy and Jeff Cossman

 Madeleine & Dr. John Capino

Madeleine & Dr. John Capino

About Diana

Photo Shoot for a Cure is produced by advertising and editorial photographer Diana Levine. Diana's Mom, Cindy Bittker, was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson's Disease in her 40s, and is the inspiration behind her work with Team Fox. 

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Diana has photographed notable personalities, such as: Kim Kardashian, Alicia Keys, Usher, President Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, President Obama, New Kids on the Block, One Direction, Hanson, Elvis Costello, Ludacris, Billy Corgan, Ed Sheeran, and John Legend, among others.

Her clients include: Rolling Stone, Converse, Billboard, MTV, Boston Globe Magazine, Boston Magazine, Spotify, The New York Times, The Clinton Foundation, Columbia Records, MIT, and Harvard, and many more.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today.

100% of donations made to Team Fox go directly to Parkinson's research. You can get involved by donating to research, starting your own Team Fox team, or participate in a clinical trial

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"I was inspired listening to the very personal presentations at the end of the evening. Witnessing the enthusiasm of the audience was almost as meaningful as listening to the speakers. It was a gift to be there."

Candace, 2017 photo shoot for a cure guest

 

Our 2018 Speakers:

  Dr. Samuel Frank   Movement Disorder Specialist  Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Dr. Samuel Frank
Movement Disorder Specialist
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

  Diana Levine   Advertising and Editorial Photographer    Host of Photo Shoot for a Cure

Diana Levine
Advertising and Editorial Photographer
Host of Photo Shoot for a Cure

  Cindy Bittker   Diana Levine's Mom    Photo Shoot for a Cure Host Committee

Cindy Bittker
Diana Levine's Mom
Photo Shoot for a Cure Host Committee