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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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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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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Shutterbugs Fall Classes Enrolling now!

July 26, 2019

Do you know a colleague, friend or relative who is affected by pediatric cancer? Spread the word about Pablove Shutterbugs! Shutterbugs is Pablove’s signature photography program that teaches children and teens living with cancer to express their creativity and find a new outlet during cancer treatment.

All lessons and equipment, including a new professional camera that students get to keep, are provided at no cost to families. Students will learn photography in a nurturing environment while having fun with other kids just like them, who understand the struggles of a cancer diagnosis.

Classes are beginning September 2019. Send the application link to a family you know and encourage them to enroll their child into a Shutterbugs class in their city now!

Online application here  ➡ pablove.org/shutterbugs

Thank you for helping spread the pabLOVE! Stay tuned as we share some of our inspiring student photos and stories!

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Did you know?

July 8, 2019

Did you know? Childhood cancer is not just one disease. It’s made up of a vast group of diseases, with 12 major types over 100 subtypes. All forms of cancer cause cells in the body to change and grow out of control.

Pablove knows first hand the impact that cancer and cancer treatment can have on families, that’s why we’re on the front lines accelerating breakthroughs in cutting-edge pediatric cancer research and helping to heal patients today through art.

It’s what we call fighting childhood cancer with love.

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Shutterbugs Summer Camp Spotlight: Meet Claire

May 21, 2019

When Claire was 5 years old, her parents heard the words that no family wants to hear — “Your child has cancer.” But Claire didn’t let a leukemia diagnosis diminish her smile or dampen her spirit. After hearing about the Pablove Shutterbugs program at their hospital in New Orleans, Claire’s mom enrolled her daughter. She got a chance to learn the art of photography with other kids just like her, living with cancer.

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Support Shutterbugs Summer Camp

May 7, 2019

This June, 40 Pablove Shutterbugs Alumni from across the country will descend onto Lake Arrowhead, California for the summer of a lifetime. These deserving children + teens living with cancer will get to enjoy the authentic summer camp tradition, while advancing their photography education in the context of nature — but they need your help!

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Help send a child living with cancer to Shutterbugs Summer Camp!

May 7, 2019

Give Shutterbugs the Summer of a Lifetime!

This June, kids living with cancer across the country are packing their bags and heading west for a chance to heal, make new friendships and advance their photography skills in nature at Pablove Shutterbugs Alumni Summer Camp.

We need to raise $10,000 to give our Shutterbugs the Summer of a Lifetime — and we need your help to get there! Please give as much as you can to make someone a Happy Camper this June!

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Raise your racquets to help fight childhood cancer with love! The 5th Annual Pablove Tennis Classic is back!

April 22, 2019

Calling all Los Angeles tennis players and fans, grab your racquets! You’re invited to join us for a day of non-stop doubles tennis action, all to support childhood cancer research! 🎾 💕

Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Pablove Tennis Classic presented by WME, The Make Yourself Foundation (founded by the band, Incubus), Yoshiki Foundation America and City National Bank.

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