The Pablove Foundation addresses childhood cancer through a unique art + science approach. Our mission is to improve the lives of children living with cancer through the arts and invest in underfunded, cutting-edge pediatric cancer research. Pablove ... Read more
The Pablove Foundation addresses childhood cancer through a unique art + science approach. Our mission is to improve the lives of children living with cancer through the arts and invest in underfunded, cutting-edge pediatric cancer research. Pablove Shutterbugs, our signature photography program for kids 6-18 living with cancer, has served nearly 1,500 students in nine cities across the country, and we’ve provided more than $2.5 million in seed funding for daring pediatric cancer researchers on the leading edge of their fields worldwide.
Pablove's story began in 2008, when Pablo Thrailkill Castelaz was diagnosed with bilateral Wilms Tumor, a rare form of childhood cancer. After 13 months of treatment, Pablo passed away just six days after his sixth birthday. The whole extended community affected by his diagnosis-friends, teachers, classmates and neighbors-wrapped its collective arms around him and his family. Their love inspired the start of The Pablove Foundation, and we've been fighting childhood cancer with love ever since.
This is a pretty awesome organization with good intentions behind it. I got to greet people and work the bar, and the volunteer organizer Lara kept checking up on us and encouraging us to eat and drink which was great inclusivity on her part and we got to take home a bottle of wine at the end. It was a pretty good experience. The only thing I would complain about is that we had a lot of people come in from different floors just to take our wine and food and then leave which was very rude. Maybe charge a little something for the event next time?
I truly believe in the cause and the outlet this provides for the children is endearing. I’ve volunteered twice now (a third time this spring) and it is such a joy. The foundation is amazing to work with and the kids I’ve met are so special. The hardest part is not getting too attached!