Why I Ride
Next to photography, cycling is one of my passions in life and next to advocating for better services for our Veteran’s, raising funds to support diabetes research, education and advocacy is one of my favorite causes. An event that I participate in on an annual basis is the American Diabetes Associations “Tour De Cure” in Saratoga Springs NY. This “Charity Ride” raises funds to support the effort to find a cure for diabetes, and conveniently brings together two of my passions… namely cycling and raising funds in the fight against diabetes which directly affects over 52 million men, women and children in the United states alone.
In an effort to boost my fundraising, in 2015 I decided to select several of my favorite images and offer them as special “thank you” gifts for donors who go “above & beyond” in helping me achieve my fundraising goal. As a result, anyone donating $150 or more toward my fundraising goal will receive a 9” x 13” (approximate) black & white, or color photograph of their choosing. Anyone donating $250 or more will receive the photograph of their choice double matted, archival mounted and framed. (Note: Framed works will be archival mounted on acid free foam core board, will be double matted with acid free crescent board mats (Mat colors are white “top mat” with a neutral grey “accent mat”) Frames are 16″ x 20″ brushed silver aluminum and will be ready to hang complete w/ all hardware.
All images, framed or un-framed will be printed on high quality archival photo paper and will be individually signed by Sam. All prints will ship within 45 days of the conclusion of the Tour and will either be delivered to your door personally by Sam or will be shipped to you via US Postal Service to an address you specify.
How to Help
If you’re interested in helping out in the fight against diabetes and would like to acquire some original art for your home or office in the process make your donation by clicking on the “My Personal Tour Page” link at the end of this paragraph to visit my secure “Personal TDC Page”. Once on My Personal TDC Page click on the red “Donate to Me” arrow on the right side of the page to make a donation of $150 or more (Note: If you’ve already made a donation and want to add to it to get to the $150, or better yet $250, level that works also!) My Personal Tour Page
After making your donation simply return to this page, click on any image above to scroll through the available images and pick out your favorite. Then just send me your choice via this contact me link, or you can email me with the name of your selection directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Either way, after verifying your donation, I will contact you to confirm your print selection and will begin working on preparing your gift!
One final point I would like to make before closing… Thank You to all those thoughtful and generous folks that have already made a donation to the Tour De Cure. Your dollars will go a long, long way to supporting the work of the American Diabetes Association. I greatly appreciate every donation. Your charity and civic mindedness are an inspiration to me, and motivate me to push on and push through!
The images presented on this web site are not in the public domain. All images and content herein are the exclusive copyrighted property of Sam Ciraulo, are registered with the copyright office of the Library of Congress and are fully protected by U.S. and International copyright laws. No images may be used, for any purpose without express written permission. © Sam Ciraulo – All Rights Reserved.