Our virtual Shutterbugs Gallery Show was a hit!

September 22, 2020

It was such a delight celebrating our New York Advanced Class Shutterbugs and their art with you! If you didn’t make it to the show, you can tour our super cool virtual gallery and explore the art at your leisure!

See something that inspires you? You can order any of the prints from the show (and other cities!) from our Prints Shop here. Custom sizing available. Pablove Prints make the perfect gifts! As always 100% of proceeds from every print sold directly fund Pablove’s childhood cancer research grants program.

We are grateful to our Teaching Artists, Hospital Partners, Sponsors and supporters like you for understanding the profound impact of healing arts on the cancer experience

 

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Pablove Childhood Cancer Challenge – Check Out Your Amazing Incentives!

August 20, 2020

WELCOME! ALL STRAVA CHALLENGE FINISHERS WILL RECEIVE THESE INCENTIVES:

  • A sweet Pablove Childhood Cancer Hero digital badge for your trophy case distributed by STRAVA
  • If you provided your email address after Challenge completion, you’ll be automatically entered for a chance to win this CUSTOM MADE Stainless Steel fixed-gear Independent bike. Drawing will be held on October 11th, and will be mailed out as soon as practical. This raffle does not require any purchase or donation. 
  • All Strava Pablove Sports club members (previously Pablove Cycling Club) as of 11:59 pm on October 10, 2020 will be entered into a raffle for a NIXON® Sentry SS Chrono Watch with Pablove logo. Value $400.  All members of the Strava Pablove Sports club have an equal chance of winning. Drawings will be held on October 11th, and will be mailed out as soon as practical. This raffle does not require any purchase or donation, but upon challenge completion, you will have an opportunity to share your email so we can contact you in case you won. In addition, Strava Pablove Sports club members will get access to discount offers from several athletic wear + accessories companies.

 

INCENTIVES FOR ALL PABLOVE CHILDHOOD CANCER CHALLENGE FUNDRAISERS:

To be eligible you need to set up a Pablove fundraising page here.  Fundraisers will become eligible for these incentives for all fundraising for the September Childhood Cancer Awareness Campaign as of 11:59 pm October 11, 2020.  Only individual fundraisers (not Team pages) will be counted toward incentives. Incentives will be fulfilled by the end of October.

 

TIER 1: FUNDRAISE $44 to receive: 

  • Pablove Sports T-shirt 
  • Your very own Fighting Childhood Cancer With Love Pablove Decal
  • ….plus a special note from a child living with cancer

 

TIER 2: FUNDRAISE $144 to receive:

  • Everything in Tier 1
  • …plus a pair of DeFeet athletic socks 

 

TIER 3: FUNDRAISE $440 to receive:

  • Everything in Tier 2 
  • …plus our *new* Pablove Cap

 

TIER 4: FUNDRAISE $1,440 to receive:

  • Everything in Tier 3 
  • …plus our *new* Pablove Sports Hoodie
  • and a Boxed Set of Pablove Shutterbugs Photographic Greeting Cards 

 

TIER 5: FUNDRAISE $2,440

  • Everything in Tier 4 PLUS… 
  • a 8 x 10″ Fine Art Photography Print from a Pablove Shutterbug student, a child living with cancer
  • NIXON® Time Teller Watch customized with the Pablove logo on the case back. Retail value $150.
  • a special invitation for a conversation with a Shutterbugs instructor or staff.  Shutterbugs is The Pablove Foundation’s participatory arts program for kids living with cancer.  All Shutterbugs instructors are trained professional photographers. 
  • Special invitation for a conversation with a Powered by Pablove cancer researcher scientist.   Powered by Pablove is our childhood cancer research program that funds bold approaches to novel pediatric cancer treatments and cures.

 

TIER 6: FUNDRAISE $4,440 or more

  • Everything in Tier 5 PLUS… 
  • Upsized 11 x 14″ Shutterbugs Fine Art Photography Print of your choice 
  • a special invitation for a preview of a Shutterbugs Gallery Show narrated by instructor and a Shutterbug student

 

THE HIGHEST FUNDRAISER IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER WILL WIN A CARBON FIBER BMC ROAD MACHINE 3 BICYCLE!!!   All fundraising between September 1 through 11:59 pm on September 30 will be considered. Drawing will be held October 2, 2020.

 

TOP 10 HIGHEST FUNDRAISING PRIZES

  1. Trip for 2 to Hawaii (see details below) AND a Voler commemorative Pablove yellow jersey. 
  2. Trip for 2 to Paso Robles (see details below)
  3. Wahoo Kickr 
  4. Wahoo Roam Computer
  5. Bike rack 
  6. Large format 21×28 Shutterbugs print of your choice 
  7. $200 Gift Certificate for Capo cycling apparel
  8. Oakley Jawbreaker glasses with prizm low-light lens 
  9. $150 Gift Certificate for Pablove Merchandise 
  10. Nixon watch and backpack 

 

TOP FUNDRAISER GRAND PRIZE

Most expenses paid for HAWAII bike trip with a guest of your choice 

7 day trip with up to 5 days of guided cycling with an experienced bike ride leader

Airfare up to $1,200

6-night accommodation with breakfast in HI

Rental car

Airport pick up and drop off

1 experience such as snorkeling or surf lesson

Optional: rental bike while in HI 

 

Timing: To be determined based on public health readiness, and you and your ride leader’s calendar 

 

SECOND TOP FUNDRAISER 

Most expenses paid for a CALIFORNIA weekend in Paso Robles with a guest of your choice 

4-day trip with up to 2 days of guided cycling (gravel and or road) with experienced bike ride leader Bryan Yates

Airfare up to $800

3-night accommodation with breakfast at a high-end hotel

3-day rental car to accommodate transportation from airport to Paso Robles

1 wine tasting experience

 

Timing: To be determined based on public health readiness, and you and your ride leader’s calendar. ALL INCENTIVES AND PRIZES MUST BE CLAIMED BY OCTOBER 31, 2020, with the exception of the travel related incentives .

 

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Announcing our Powered by Pablove 2020 Grant Recipients

August 11, 2020

During a time when many organizations are pausing or even cutting research funding altogether, The Pablove Foundation is proud to be stepping up on our commitment to finding a cure for kids with cancer. This year, we’ve awarded five new Powered by Pablove Childhood Cancer Seed Grants, to daring scientists from Barcelona to Texas! They truly are at the leading edge of their fields. Meet our newest Powered by Pablove Researchers now!

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A fundraiser with serious appetite – meet the donors behind Drive by Dinners

May 29, 2020

In Houston, our Friends of Pablove supporters started Drive by Dinners as a way to help their friends and local business owners during the pandemic. But the generosity of these women did more than just bring delicious dinners to locals — their love spilled over to Pablove’s plate too– turning a meal-pickup event into a hugely successful fundraiser to help fight childhood cancer!

Michele Bua, owner of Bua’s Bistro & Catering has been a small business owner in Houston for many years. Her life and her business, like many others around the world, changed drastically when the virus hit. So, her friends, Jeanne Kugler and Carla Schraub of Allegiance Title Company Memorial stepped in to find a creative way they could help their community and small business survive. The group organized a weekly meal pick-up where Houstonians could pick up delicious, home cooked dinners curbside for just $5, (a suggested donation for The Pablove Foundation).

The palette-popping plates created by Chef Michele for the Drive by Dinners were so popular that after the first week, the event had customers asking to order 3 – 5 extra meals.

The event lasted for 4 weeks, and was fortunate to have numerous sponsors including Title Resource Guaranty, Old Republic Title Underwriters, Survey1 Surveyors, Certainty Home Loans – Joady Rubin & Debbie Cash and Tammy Rose with Old Republic Home Warranty.

These sponsors were vital to support Michele and her fabulous food. Of the experience, Kugler says:

“Before our lives changed I had wanted to do a little fundraiser for The Pablove Foundation. The pandemic changed all that!  We are all trying to stay healthy and safe. But, children with cancer and other chronic health issues are always fighting to stay healthy and survive!  We thought if we asked for a small ($5.00) donation for each dinner we could help support The Pablove Foundation. Our little idea to help a friend and raise a little money for Pablove was so fulfilling and a big success!”

We are proud to announce that Drive by Dinners raised $875.00 for Pablove. But it didn’t stop there, when Jeanne told her friend Scott Talley of  NIA “Network In Action” about the Drive By Dinners fundraiser, Scott jumped in and donated $125.00 to get to the goal of $1,000 total!

 

We are so grateful and thank all of the sponsors, donors and volunteers who made this delicious event possible! 

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Pablove Awarded Livestrong Grant!

May 28, 2020

The Pablove Foundation is proud to announce a three-year partnership with cancer care powerhouse Livestrong, positioning Pablove to serve more children + teens living with cancer across the country with our signature Pablove Shutterbugs photography program. 📸

We are honored to be one of the national organizations selected to receive Livestrong Foundation Solution grants in 2020. The grant to Pablove in the amount of $50,000/year for three years will deliver joy and healing arts to the pediatric cancer community for years to come. Thank you Livestrong! 💓🎗

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Champions Wanted – join our online challenge!

April 14, 2020

The Pablove Champion for Champions Challenge is your invitation to help fight childhood cancer with love during a time we are striving for meaningful human connections. As COVID-19 dominates our reality, one thing remains the same — children are still getting cancer. No one should fight alone.

Channel your inner champion to help kids with cancer. Join the #PabloveChampion4Champions challenge to support Pablove’s mission. Here’s how:

  1. Choose an activity to challenge yourself. Be creative. Dare to be different!
    We ALL possess our own abilities and superpowers. You could pick an action that promotes your well-being, gives back to your community or achieves a personal goal…while staying safe of course.

  2. Highlight your efforts with a Facebook fundraiser for PabloveShare your goal and watch how you inspire connection and generosity of others.
    (Not on Facebook but want to be a Champion? We’ll set up a webpage for you! Email bart@pablove.org to learn more!)

  3. Rally your fellow championsTag 3 friends to join you and be Champions! Celebrate your friends’ talents and skills by challenging them towards a specific goal.

As our powers combine, we’ll see how small acts equal BIG wins to fight childhood cancer with love. These are more than just Facebook fundraisers, they’re a community movement to build light + hope. Let’s channel our energy for a greater good!

Kids with cancer are the real champions. Their remarkable courage is an example for us all. 

 Become a Champion for Champions

Click here to set up your Facebook fundraiser

Make sure to use the hashtag #PabloveChampion4Champions on social media so we can salute you!

Unite in the fight against childhood cancer. Become a Pablove Champion now! bit.ly/2x1x0CL
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the power of pablove, a note from our CEO

March 23, 2020
  the power of pablove  
a note from our CEO, Kerstin Lynam 

Dear friend,

We believe in the strength and power of community. Pablove was founded on the love of friends and family coming together in a time of crisis. And we’re proud and grateful to serve as a beacon of hope and support in dark times. It’s literally who we are and what makes us tick. It’s what’s called each of our team and board members to carry out this mission and dig into this life-changing work. And it’s the vibrant spirit of pablove that likely made you join us, too!

While this forced disruption of our “normal lives” feels so new to many of us, this is the all-too familiar reality for our Shutterbugs and their families. The unpredictable routine dictated by cancer and its treatment comes full of risks and without any sense of control. I’m humbled by this realization. As we face this unprecedented moment in our lifetimes, I feel an even deeper connection to the communities we serve.

The Pablove Foundation remains committed to improving the lives of kids with cancer and funding the critical research to fuel their cures. Our work will not stop. These changing times have provided us the momentum to innovate how we deliver healing arts to kids who need it most. While our Spring 2020 Shutterbugs classes are postponed, we’re developing activities to engage and creatively nurture our students in the virtual realm.

As we navigate this pandemic, we’re especially thankful for our hospital and research partners, many of whom are keeping us updated from the frontlines of tackling Covid-19.

I am also grateful to every single one of you reading this. It is YOU who will continue to sustain our mission. Thank you for the goodness and care you have shown us. We hope we make your life brighter too!

I love exploring the photos in our Pablove Prints Shop — so many of the images express such a joie de vivre. We can learn so much from our Shutterbugs’ positive perspectives.

Let’s stay connected via email and social media as we keep fighting childhood cancer with love. Together, we will infuse hope + light at the time when our world needs it most. 💓

stay well + stay with pablove,



Kerstin Lynam, CEO

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our commitment to you during COVID – 19

March 11, 2020

UPDATED: March 16, 2020

We want to update you on The Pablove Foundation’s planning and response to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, with our continued focus on guarding the safety and well-being of our communities, with a special eye on our Shutterbugs who may be immunocompromised.

The Pablove Foundation includes a wonderful Scientific Advisory Board, that is charged with selecting the most impactful research to fund help find a cure. This Board is comprised of medical and medical research professionals, and we have consulted some of them on what we – as a Foundation – should consider going forward. Further, we are in touch with our Hospital partners across the nation, and we are adapting according to their recommendations. We are obviously concerned about our Shutterbugs:

  • Houston Shutterbugs Introductory Class (Spring 2020): Class has been postponed until further notice
  • All Other Introductory Classes: Postponed until further notice
  • New York City Advanced Class: Classes will be held online for the remainder of the current session
  • Shutterbugs Summer Camp (June): No change as of now
  • All Shutterbugs Gallery Shows originally scheduled for the spring will be postponed until further notice
  • Pablove Shutterbugs graduation events will be conducted online

We will be in touch with parents and Shutterbugs supporting teaching teams if and when plans change with additional information.

The Pablove Foundation and its origin are based on love and community. We continue to believe that community matters but it must reflect the guidance for health policy advisors.  To stay safe, we recommend:

  • Wash hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze then throw the tissue in the trash. Then wash your hands with soap and water
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid shaking hands and instead use an alternative greeting protocol
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick (stay 6 feet away)
  • Clean and disinfect all frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Heed the advice from your local authorities

For questions and concerns, please contact info@pablove.org or email me at kerstin@pablove.org

with care and pablove,

Kerstin Lynam
Pablove CEO

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what a show! pablove shutterbugs la gallery show recap

March 9, 2020

Wow! On March 5th, Pablove’s home base rallied together to celebrate our LA Shutterbugs! We are thrilled to have such a strong Los Angeles community, and that includes vital supporters like YOU. We had an incredible turnout for this special evening to shine a light on local pediatric cancer families.

And now, drumroll please: The top-selling print was: Unicorn Flowers by Pablove Shutterbug Alina, age 7.

How fun is this shot? It brings us back to our childhoods. Do you love it? You can order any of the prints from the show (and other cities!) from our online Pablove Prints Shop here. Custom sizing available. Pablove Prints make the perfect gifts!

As always 100% of proceeds from every print directly funds Pablove’s childhood cancer research grants program.

Thank you to everyone who came out to see our LA Gallery Show! Click here to check out the GORGEOUS prints from the event!

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running on pablove

March 9, 2020

Thank you to our Team Pablove LA Marathon runners! This amazing group of men + women have raised over $30,000 to fight childhood childhood cancer with LOVE!
We are so proud of you all for a strong race day finish. Here’s to an even bigger next season. Special thanks to our Team Pablove running coaches, Joaquin + Lourdes! 💓

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PAA 2020 – Route Reveal Announcement – UPDATED MAY 13 2020

December 24, 2019

UPDATED MAY 13 2020

Due to Covid-19 concerns, our 2020 PAA ride route has been changed. We will now be staying in Bend, Oregon for the duration of the event.

From Sept 22-26, 2020, you can join us for 5 full days of epic riding through scenic routes in the Bend area. To register or for more details please visit: pablove.org/paa

 

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Here’s a heart-warming Happy Holidays greeting from our newly-elected Pablove Foundation Board Chair and Pablove Across America Rider, Blair Herter, affectionately known as Chair Blair.

As Blair mentions, we already know our 2020 route will take us across the Pacific Northwest, from Seattle, Washington to Bend, Oregon, September 20-26th, 2020.

We will be revealing the legs of PAA 2020 in stages, with the first leg revealed when we register 30 riders.

After that, the second leg will be revealed once we hit $25K in fundraising, and the remaining legs will be revealed each time we hit the next $10K in fundraising. Let’s get the first leg revealed by December 31st! Click here to register!

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Pablove featured on Houston Life

December 10, 2019
Changing the lives of pediatric cancer patients…one click at a time
The Pablove Foundation is about more than just taking photos. It’s about funding seed grants for promising pediatric cancer research — and improving the lives of young people who have cancer. Watch to learn more about our incredible Shutterbugs photography program.
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Sock It to Childhood Cancer!

December 3, 2019

This Giving Tuesday, kick your feet up for a cancer-free future in our limited-edition socks! 🧦🗯 Together, we can SOCK IT to childhood cancer, and bring hope to the kids who need it most — young cancer warriors in the fight of their lives.

These custom DeFeet socks are yours with a donation of $50 at 👉 pablove.org/sockit

Each pair ships with a card that a generous donation has been made to The Pablove Foundation to fund innovative pediatric cancer research.

SOCK IT to childhood cancer! Give now to get your custom Pablove socks!

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Don’t Miss our New York City Gallery Show + Silent Auction!

October 28, 2019

Calling all art enthusiasts in New York City! Save the date for Pablove Shutterbugs NYC Gallery Show and Auction on November 8th! 🗽📸

We’ll be at Aperture Foundation Gallery for this inspiring community event and fundraiser. This is a HUGE celebration you don’t want to miss! Come see the photography taken by children + teens living with pediatric cancer in your city, and enjoy a cocktail reception and silent auction packed with dazzling holiday gift items to bid on! 🎁

You can even take home your own illustrated portrait, done by the talented NYC artist Justin Teodoro (@justinteodoro) Justin will be on-site donating sessions (limited spaces available ~ book now!) with 100% of proceeds funding The Pablove Foundation’s cutting-edge childhood cancer research and Shutterbugs healing arts programs.🔬🔎🎨

What are you waiting for?! Get your (no cost) tickets for this special Pablove celebration now! Click here!

We can’t wait to see you November 8th! 🍎🍎🍎RSVP or book your portrait session now!

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Pablove Across America 2019 Raises Over $500,000!

October 14, 2019

Wow, Pablove Across America riders and supporters. You DID IT! We just crossed over $500,000.
That’s half a MILLION dollars raised to help children and teens living with cancer and speed their cures. Thank you so much for a life-changing (and life-saving) ride!

Are you thinking about joining us for next year’s event? We sure hope so! Stay tuned for the 2020 route reveal and other details coming your way in February!

 

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