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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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

click here to help keep the pablove strong!

 

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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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You’re Invited to the Pablove Across America Finish Line Party!

September 24, 2019

☆ See you at the Finish Line! ☆

Join us October 5th to welcome our peloton of cyclists across the finish line at The Pablove Foundation HQ in Hollywood! 🎉

Our riders will pedal in around 2 PM, and we’ll be cheering them on with food, music, festive activities + more!

This community celebration is open to the public and all ages are welcome to attend.

Just look for the pink balloon arches! 😉

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Presenting Our 2019-2020 Powered by Pablove Cancer Researchers

September 20, 2019

🔬 Meet Our 2019-2020 Powered by Pablove Researchers!  🔬

These five leading scientists are making strides in the way we understand, treat and defeat childhood cancers! Learn more about the innovative research that Pablove is funding now.

Thank you to Peloton Magazine and Change a Life Foundation for your generous support of cancer research!

 

 

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eBay + Pablove Team Up!

September 13, 2019

We’re proud to team up with eBay for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month for the second year!
From September 15 – 22nd, The Pablove Foundation is the featured charity at ebay checkout for all purchases. 🛍
But that’s not all! We launched our own Pablove Prints #bay store! Head to ebay.com/pablovefoundation + browse Pablove Shutterbugs fine art prints, with every purchase directly funding Pablove’s innovative pediatric cancer research grants. 🔬🔎
Shop your heart out while bringing hope to children and families living with cancer. 💛 Thank you, eBay!

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Make a difference this childhood cancer awareness month

September 12, 2019

Wow! Our hearts are so full. Our incredible Pablove Across America community just crossed the $200,000 milestone on our road to Pablove Across America 2019!
What a way to roll into childhoodcancerawareness month!

With less than 2 weeks to go til we depart from Lake Tahoe, let’s keep riding on this momentum! 💪🎗

If you’d like to donate to support a Pablove Across America rider or team, please give here: pablove.org/paa

Thank you!

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Ride your bike around Lake Tahoe to fight childhood cancer with love!

August 23, 2019

Are you a cyclist who wants to check a dream ride off your bucket list? ‍♀️ ‍♂️
Pablove Across America presents: Day Zero — a one-day ride designed just for YOU.

Join Pablove’s bighearted cyclists to ride your bike around Lake Tahoe! Mark your calendars for this fun and supportive 72-mile loop on the morning of Saturday, September 28.

Pablove’s special one-day charity ride is the perfect option if you enjoy cycling, or want to get involved in Pablove Across America but are unable to join us for the full week ride.

Sign up now for this energizing event to support a great cause!

For a fundraising minimum, you will enjoy:

  • a fully-supported ride
  • delicious team welcome dinner
  • mechanical bike maintenance
  • a soothing professional post-ride massage
  • a double occupancy room at the Hard Rock Hotel Lake Tahoe
  • and more!

Don’t miss out on this limited capacity ride!

Claim your spot now at: pablove.org/paa

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