Each year we invite Seniors to become a part of our very special team. These Seniors are leaders in their schools and communities.
They stand up for others and what they believe in.
Interested in being a part of the team?
THIS IS A GREAT PLACE TO BELONG.
Senior Model #NoH8 Shoot
The #NoH8 Senior Model Shoot is by far the most anticipated shoot for both myself and my incoming Seniors. Every Senior that I have ever photographed has been impacted by bullying in some way - most have been victims.
We use this shoot as an opportunity to spread awareness.
SENIOR MODEL PHOTOSHOOT
This is by far the most popular of all of the shoots that I do. It is not only my Seniors favorite shoot, but it is mine too. Bullying has impacted every Gengraphics Senior Model - most as the victims. It is a powerful message that I strongly believe in the importance of sharing.
Here are just a few stats to share with you...
Did you know that 4,400 kids commit suicide each year as the result of being bullied?
Of those 4,400 kids, there are 100 more kids who try to commit suicide.
Every 7 minutes a child is bullied. And when someone intervenes bullying stops within 10 seconds?
We need to be a voice for others.
A motto that I live by is, Give and God Gives Back. Catwalk for a Cure is my favorite event of the season and a huge highlight for the Senior Model team. Catwalk for a Cure is an inspiring event that allows us the opportunity to give back to the community. It is the only fundraiser in the area that gets kids involved in supporting their peers. Featured to the left is Owen & Tom, two boys from our community battling cancer and the first recipients of Catwalk.
The night consists of a Prom Fashion Show & Bachelor Auction (See videos to the left & belong along with a slideshow). We were grateful for the opportunity to give back to these amazing families.
Catwalk for a Cure
Our Senior Models
at The Catwalk for a Cure Event
OWEN & TOM
Owen was diagnosed last November as a 3rd grader at Falls Lenox in Olmsted Falls and was battling Anaplastic Large T Cell Lymphoma (Non-Hodgkins). He faced his cancer head on everyday since. Owen was on a 6 treatment plan with five days spent in the hospital and fifteen at home. We are delighted to announce that Owen is now in remission.
Tom, a 16 year old Sophomore from Olmsted Falls, was diagnosed last November with Neuroendcrine Cancer after suffering a concussion during a football game. Neuroendocrine Cancer is a very rare form of cancer (less that 2% of cancer patients have this type of cancer and it is never seen in children). It is an aggressive and tricky cancer as it hides in the lining of organs, so it is very difficult to diagnose and to treat. The typical chemo and radiation route does not combat this type of cancer, which is why Tom has had to have an aggressive surgery. Tom continues to received scans which are watching the tumors on his lungs and liver. Tom just finished a hugely successful season on the football field and plans to start hitting the gym.