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Cycling around Ireland for Sight

$225 of $53,760 goal

Raised by 4 people in 19 months

Cycling for Vision. Helping Sight.

Being a photographer, I see things acutely. With passion. With feeling.
This is true however, only if I'm able to see.
Still feeling, still brimming with passion, but not having the ability to see, is nothing short of frustration beyond compare.
Having suffered tremendously from the life altering effects of keratoconus/ectasia I have been there. I know the challenge and the despair only too well.
 I have lived through the terrifying fear of blindness and the pain of not being able to see well enough to recognize my loved ones or to work in the fields I love.

Having been blessed to regain visual freedom and feeling alive again, I have a burning desire to help others and to do something that will positively affect those who are suffering from the same disease.
As a photographer, my vision is to help find a cure for those who cannot see, by inspiring those who can help through beautiful imagery of the world around us.

This is my purpose. My part of the puzzle.
In order to raise awareness of the eye diseases keratoconus and corneal ectasia, I plan on cycling around the coastline of Ireland (+- 2800 Kilometers), during the summer of 2017.
I plan on cycling approximately 80 kilometers per day, 5 days per week and camping 5 nights a week in a specially built trailer that I can pull with my bicycle.
One of the benefits offered to sponsors of big-ticket items or amounts, is to have their logo prominently displayed on the exterior of the trailer, thus giving them thousands of kilometers of exposure as well.

I will be documenting the entire trip, through an almost daily blog, photography and some video.
I plan on visiting as many off-the-beaten-path locations along the coast of Ireland as I can, after all, the more people I meet, the greater the awareness of the need for Keratoconus and Ectasia research there will be.
Join our email list and you will be able to virtually travel along with me as I cycle through Ireland by reading my daily blogs and enjoying the photo of the day that will be posted as well.

Once I get back, the heavy work starts.
It will take a few months of very long hours to collate and edit all of the footage, create Fine-Art Prints, design calendars, coffee-table books, postcards and presentations, and then to market and sell them so a large part of the proceeds can go to research and helping sufferers of this disease.

This is where You and Your Sponsorships come in.
In order to see, one needs eyes. And in order to fulfill a vision, we need collaboration and cooperation.

The sponsorship is divided into 2 separate parts.
The journey itself ($29260) and then the printing of all the materials to be sold ($24500).
To see the detailed list, click here to see my website.
Every cent sponsored over and above the costs of the journey and the printing will be donated to further research into K&CE (keratoconus and corneal ectasia).
Plus, a minimum of 50% of the net profits from any and all sales will also be donated to causes that research K&CE and to causes that help people suffering from these debilitating diseases.

As an added bonus to any person, organization or company along my expected cycling route that sponsors at least $1000, I will spend up to 2 hours shooting specifically for you, and give you a non-exclusive license for those images from that specific shoot to be used in advertising campaigns for a year.
And the more you sponsor, the more time I will schedule to shoot for you.
* Please see the note at the end.

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There are 8 levels of sponsorship, and each level gets rewarded differently.

1. Vision Builders
2.  Sight Savers
3. Open Road
4. Riocht (Kingdom in Gaelic)
5. Hill & Dale
6. Glen
7. Slainte
8. Craic


Vision Builders are those who sponsor $25 000 or more.

They will receive:
1. Prominent recognition on our website.
2. Recognition from the podium at any related events I speak at.
3. Inclusion in press releases and event programs.
4. Extra large signage prominently displayed on the bicycle trailer that will literally traverse the entire coastline of Ireland.
5. 100 calendars with their name/company name and an advertisement prominently displayed on the calendar (valued at $750 retail).
6. 10 Coffee-table books autographed by me personally (valued at $195 retail).
7. Their choice of one Limited Edition Fine Art Print on canvas +- 24" x 36" signed and numbered by me (valued at $1500).
8. Non-exclusive rights to use all the final images from the trip in advertising campaigns for a year.


Sight Savers are those who sponsor at least $10 000.

They will receive:
1. Prominent recognition on our website.
2. Recognition from the podium at any related events I speak at.
3. Inclusion in press releases and event programs.
4. Extra large signage prominently displayed on the bicycle trailer that will literally traverse the entire coastline of Ireland.
5. 40 calendars with their name/company name and an advertisement prominently displayed on the calendar (valued at $300 retail).
6. 5 Coffee-table books autographed by me personally (valued at $97.50 retail).
7. Their choice of one Limited Edition Fine Art Print on canvas +- 18" x 24" signed and numbered by me (valued at $1100).
8. Non-exclusive rights to use all the final images from the trip in advertising campaigns for 6 months.


Open Road are those who sponsor at least $5 000.

They will receive:
1. Prominent recognition on our website.
2. Recognition from the podium at any related events I speak at.
3. Inclusion in press releases and event programs.
4. Large signage prominently displayed on the bicycle trailer that will literally traverse the entire coastline of Ireland.
5. 20 calendars with their name/company name and an advertisement prominently displayed on the calendar (valued at $150 retail).
6. 3 Coffee-table books autographed by me personally (valued at $58.50 retail).
7. Their choice of one Limited Edition Fine Art Print on canvas +- 12" x 18" signed and numbered by me (valued at $750).
8. Non-exclusive rights to use all the final images from the trip in advertising campaigns for 3 months.


Riocht (Kingdom in Gaelic) are those who sponsor a specific County for $2500.
Today, they are called Counties (and there are 32 of them!!). In Years gone by the provinces were actually Kingdoms.

They will receive:
1. Prominent recognition on our website.
2. Recognition from the podium at any related events I speak at.
3. Inclusion in press releases and event programs.
4. Signage prominently displayed on the bicycle trailer that will literally traverse the entire coastline of Ireland.
5. VERY PROMINENT SIGNAGE to be displayed on the bicycle trailer while in that County.
6. 10 calendars with their name/company name and an advertisement prominently displayed on the calendar (valued at $75 retail).
7. 2 Coffee-table books autographed by me personally (valued at $39.00 retail).
8. Their choice of one Limited Edition Fine Art Photo Print matted and ready for framing +- 12" x 18" signed and numbered by me (valued at $375).
9. Non-exclusive rights to use all the final images from their County in advertising campaigns for 1 year.
10. Non-exclusive rights to use all the final images from the trip in advertising campaigns for 1 month.


Hill & Dale are those who sponsor at least $1 000.

They will receive:
1. Recognition on our website.
2. Inclusion in press releases and event programs.
3. Large signage prominently displayed on the bicycle trailer that will literally traverse the entire coastline of Ireland.
4. 5 calendars with their name/company name and an advertisement prominently displayed on the calendar (valued at $37.50 retail).
5. 2 Coffee-table book autographed by me personally (valued at $39.00 retail).


Glen are those who sponsor between $100-$999.

They will receive:
1. Recognition on our website.
2. Inclusion in press releases and event programs.
3. Signage displayed on the bicycle trailer that will literally traverse the entire coastline of Ireland.
4. 1 calendar for each $100 sponsored with their name/company name and an advertisement prominently displayed on the calendar (valued at $15.00 retail).
5. 1 Coffee-table book autographed by me personally (valued at $19.50 retail).


Slainte are those who sponsor $50 to $99.

They will receive:
1. Recognition on our website.
2. 1 pack of 10 gorgeous postcards (valued at $7.50 retail).
3. 1 - signed 8x10 photograph in a white matte ready for framing.


Craic are those who sponsor $25 to $49

They will receive:
1. Recognition on our website.
2. 1 - signed 5x7 photograph in a white matte ready for framing.
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Have, but Wish list

My current camera equipment that I'll be taking with (unless someone sponsors one of the Wish List items):
Canon 7D body
Tamron 2.8, 70-200mm lens
Tamron 2.8, 17-50mm lens
Sigma 5-6.3, 150-500mm lens
Sigma 4-6.3, 10-20mm lens
Canon 1.4, 50 mm lens (prime)
Canon 2.8 100 macro lens (prime)
Flash, filters, radio triggers, Gary Fong flash diffuser and lots of other little pieces of equipment.

My Wish List:
Canon 5D Mark IV
2.8, 16-35mm lens (Sigma, Tamron or Canon)
2.8, 24-70mm lens (Sigma, Tamron or Canon)
1.4, 85mm lens (Sigma, Tamron or Canon)


True super heroes don't wear capes. True super heroes are those who help others altruistically, with no expectation of receiving anything back.
True heroes are normal, everyday people bringing the light of goodness into the world.
To these heroes, I say Thank You from the bottom of my heart.



*Please note: This is based upon organizing the shoot during the time that I plan on being in the area. I cannot make special trips or change my cycling schedule to any large degree.
Needless to say, if you have specific needs, I can arrange to shoot as and when you need, based upon a discussed and agreed upon amount.

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$225 of $53,760 goal

Raised by 4 people in 19 months
Created February 13, 2017
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$100
Levi & Rivky Greenberg
2 months ago

Just a small token of appreciation for your kindness, using your sight to help others... May Hashem bless you with only good health always. Best of luck!

$50
Shelly England
12 months ago

What a great cause! Thanks for your wisdom and help! From a friend with Keratoconus.

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