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Pablove in Houston

The Pablove Foundation is proud to serve the Houston pediatric cancer community. Our Pablove Shutterbugs program is offered each Spring and Fall at Sawyer Yards. This 5-week arts education class teaches children + teens in Houston who are living with cancer to develop their creative voice through photography, and offers an opportunity to “be a kid again.” Our Powered by Pablove Research Grants provide $50,000 seed funding to investigators who have transformative ideas around pediatric cancer research the opportunity to get an exciting new line of research started.

We invite you to learn how we are spreading the (pab)love right here in Houston!


The Pablove Shutterbugs program offers introductory and intermediate level photography classes for children and teens living with cancer in Houston. Visit the Houston Shutterbugs page to learn more about current class offerings and get involved.

Check out the Houston Shutterbugs program through the eyes of our friends at Houston Life on KPRC2.


Houston Powered by Pablove Research Grants

Our grants program seeks out the best and brightest researchers in the world and awards grants to the most innovative projects. Our Scientific Advisory Committee, comprised of 15 top international oncologists, looks for basic, translational, clinical, and epidemiological research that focuses on rare childhood cancers.

To date, over $300,000 of childhood cancer research funding has been awarded to the following pediatric cancer researchers right here in Houston.

Powered by Pablove Grant Recipients based in Houston

Alexandra Stevens, MD, PhD

Only about half the children who develop acute myelogenous leukemia will survive. A physician scientist, Dr. Stevens has identified an antibiotic that is extremely effective in the laboratory at killing AML or slowing it’s progression. With her Powered by Pablove funds, Dr. Steven will try and identify which children will derive the most benefit from…


Dung-Fang Lee, PhD

Osteosarcoma is among the most frequent primary malignant bone cancers in childhood and adolescence. A scientist by training, Dr. Lee is studying a genetic mutation in the p53 tumor suppressor gene to help illuminate how it contributes to the development of osteosarcoma. A successful Powered by Pablove research project will aid greatly in diagnosis or…


Vicki Huff, PhD

As a scientific researcher Dr. Huff’s work is focused on tumors of the kidneys called Wilms Tumor. There is a genetic predisposition tied to Wilms Tumor and in this Powered by Pablove Research project, Dr. Huff is studying an agent she hopes will counter the effects of that genetic predisposition to prevent the growth of…


Houston Friends of Pablove

The Houston Friends of Pablove are passionate allies from all walks of life who assist in growing and sustaining Pablove programs right here in Houston. Email houstoninfo@pablove.org if you'd like more details.

Houston Friends of Pablove Members
  • Tina Schwartz,
    Co-Chair and Member, Pablove Board of Directors
    Keller Williams Memorial
  • Jamie Vazquez, Co-Chair
  • Eric Berger
    Talos Energy
  • Alex Biserchich
  • Steve Borgman
    Vinson & Elkins LLP
  • Jenny Borgman
  • Brandon Bourque
    The Menil Collection
  • Cameron Chadbourne
  • Sasha Dela
  • Dave Johnson
    Sidra Real Estate
  • Jeanne Kugler
    Allegiance Title Company
  • Liz Lopez
    Sawyer Yards
  • Dick Schwartz
    Munsch Hardt
  • Derrick Shore
    Houston Life
  • Anna Vazquez
    Texas Children’s Hospital
  • Eric Vazquez
    C2 Pipeline Services, LLC
  • Evie Wilcox
    ANR Transport
  • Tasha Wilcox
    ANR Transport

Will you help us fight childhood cancer with love?

Our mission is urgent and we need your help.
Your support helps kids with cancer right here in Houston!

Email us at houstoninfo@pablove.org if you’d like to learn how you can get involved in Pablove Houston!

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