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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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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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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Hollywood Foreign Press Association Supports The Pablove Foundation!

August 20, 2019

What a night our Shutterbug Lucky had at the 2019 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Grants Banquet!

Did you know? The HFPA recognizes the critical work of The Pablove Foundation and generously supports our Pablove Shutterbugs program with multi-year grants, so that kids like Lucky can learn the art of photography as they overcome the struggles of pediatric cancer.

Beyond grant funding, the Hollywood Foreign Press gives our deserving students the experiences of a lifetime– providing access to world-class events like the HFPA Grants Gala and Golden Globes red carpets. Our Shutterbugs get to shoot Hollywood’s biggest stars as the youngest Official Press Photographers, truly getting the royal treatment.

This year, 13 year old Lucky joined us for the HFPA Grants Banquet, where he got to meet some of his favorite celebs including Renée Zellweger, Corrine Foxx, Justin Hartley, James Corden, Eva Longoria, Julia Butters, Taika Waititi, and more!

Thank you to the HFPA for continuing to shine a light on kids living with cancer and to the kind stars who stopped by to meet Lucky and see the face of #HFPAGRANTS in action!

Interested in learning more about Lucky’s cancer story? You can read his full profile on the Hollywood Foreign Press website here!

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Pablove Across America Registration is OPEN!

August 13, 2019

our journey to end childhood cancer begins with a single pedal stroke.

will you join us? Registration is now open for Pablove Across America 2019! We have a few spots remain for cyclists of varying skill-levels who want to ride bikes with us for one week to raise money for pediatric cancer research and healing arts programs. This fully-supported ride is a once-in-a-lifetime experience designed to open your heart and inspire your soul.

We’ll roll from Lake Tahoe to our finish line party in Los Angeles!

Full-week riders are asked to raise at least $7,500 to receive a professional-grade experience, including:

  • Pro-race support to roll behind the peloton and perform daily maintenance on your bike
  • Soigneur services to keep your body in good working order through massage
  • Nutritious meals and on-bike food and drink
  • A double-occupancy hotel room (upgrades to single rooms available for $100/night, dependent on availability)
  • A training plan and individualized coaching
  • Pablove cycling kit with short-sleeved jersey and bib shorts

Are you in? Register now at pablove.org/paa

frequently asked questions

Questions or on the fence? Visit our FAQs page or contact Director of Pablove Sports, Kerry Quakenbush, at kerry@pablove.org or 323.952.2869.

 

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AmazonSmile donates to Pablove every time you shop!

July 15, 2019

Every time you Shop at Amazon using this link , Pablove gets a donation from AmazonSmile!

You can snag all the  Prime Daydeals, while doing good – at NO cost to you!

Simply shop at and Amazon donates to Pablove every time! Stock up on all the essentials and treat yourself to something special— while fighting childhood cancer with love.

Remember to use this link:

 

Thank you! Now, let’s get shoppin’!

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