I am writing because I am participating in Cycle for Survival along with three other close friends. Cycle for survival is an indoor cycling event that raises money to fund research of rare cancers. The event is on March 2nd and I am trying to help my team raise enough money to meet our fundraising goal of $5,000.
Both my father and grandfather were diagnosed with cancer. My father survived on two separate occasions, the first melanoma and the second throat cancer. My grandfather, who had prostate cancer, did not survive. I know that some of you have also been very up close and personal with the day to day struggles that are involved with this horrible disease. You know it is devastating. You know something needs to be done.
I realize that simply asking you to give money may seem a bit insensitive. Yes, money is important because it funds research studies and clinical trials that can ultimately lead to fewer cases, but I want to give something back for your generosity.
Many of you know that I am a photographer. It is my passion, my job and my way of life. I love all genres of photography, but for the past year or so my focus has been more on making portraits like these:
I work with couples, in any relationship status, to make images that capture real, genuine and natural emotion that make them FEEL something. After all, that is what photography is all about right? That is what ART is all about, instigating an emotion, reaction or thought…
Anyways, in an attempt to raise money for rare cancer research, I will be donating every dollar I earn from portrait sessions towards our fundraising goal. In addition, I will be offering a 50% discount on this service ($250 instead of $500). This includes a two hour portrait session at a location of your choice as well as the edited high-resolution images on DVD. Of course, if you want to donate more, that is perfectly fine too! Finally, I really want to make this as accessible to as many people as possible, so if you do not have the means to donate the $250 cost of the session, please let me know and we can work something out. Finally, if you KNOW of a couple or family who may be interested in this service, you can always gift a session for someone else!
Please email me at email@example.com or call/text at 310-874-7321 if you are interested!
If you prefer to donate without a photo session, please use the following link:
Click on the “Donate” link
Thank you very much!!