OUR CAUSE

The Pablove Foundation is committed to finding a solution to a very big problem: kids’ cancer. For a start, people often forget that kids get cancer too. What’s more is that less than 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget goes to childhood cancer research. This means less funding toward finding cures—and safer, more effective treatments for the 175,000 kids who get diagnosed worldwide every year. We need to do better than this.

Cancer is no fun—especially for kids. Pablove Shutterbugs teaches children living with cancer to develop their creative voice through the art of photography. These confident, extraordinary artists pay it forward by helping to brighten the future for other kids affected by cancer. We have seen firsthand how the power of photography can change the lives of kids in all stages of cancer treatment.

You may purchase their photographs here and 100% of the net proceeds will go directly to our childhood cancer research fund.

Pablove specifically funds childhood cancer seed grants in order to support the brightest minds in pediatric cancer research with innovative ideas leading to new, novel therapies. We involve people of all generations across the United States toward achieving this goal – and empower our Pablove Shutterbugs to do the same- through their creative voices and vision.

OUR APPROACH

Pablove Shutterbugs photography courses are fun and rigorous, and above all, dive deep into each student’s inner vision to bring their artistry to light. Our program has reached children across the country including Los Angeles, New York, New Orleans, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Pablove Shutterbugs students embody the meaning of fighting childhood cancer with love. Purchase a print. Make a difference.

OUR IMPACT

Since 2010, support from community members like you has funded over 1,150,000 dollars in research grants to bright young minds representing institutions from all over the world. Each year, our grant applicants undergo a diligent review process and are awarded under the guidance of our respected Pablove Scientific Advisory Committee.

ABOUT THE PABLOVE FOUNDATION

Founded by Jo Ann Thrailkill and Jeff Castelaz in honor of their son Pablo, The Pablove Foundation is a national 501(c)3 non-profit that commits to:

  • Invest in underfunded, cutting edge pediatric cancer research
  • Inspire families through education, and
  • Improve the lives of children living with cancer through the arts.

Since 2009, The Pablove Foundation has been dedicated to helping kids live – a love filled life today, and a cancer free life tomorrow. Jo Ann and Jeff, in their search to find answers during Pablo’s treatment, found that bridging the arts and supporting research to address the lack of funding for childhood cancers was a powerful way to strengthen communities nationwide.

To learn more and do more, visit us at pablove.org.