Pablo Thrailkill CastelazJune 21, 2003 — June 27, 2009
The mission of The Pablove Foundation is to fund pediatric cancer research and advances in treatment, educate and empower cancer families, and improve the quality of life for children living with cancer through hospital play, music and arts programs.
The Pablove Foundation is named after Pablo Thrailkill Castelaz, the son of Jo Ann Thrailkill and Jeff Castelaz and the little brother of Grady Gallagher. Pablo was six years old when he lost his valiant yearlong battle with bilateral Wilms’ Tumor, a rare form of childhood cancer. Imbued with his spirit and inspired by his strength, Pablove is dedicated to the daily, global fight against childhood cancer and the suffering that comes in its wake.
We fight on in order to amplify one simple message: kids get cancer too.
A young, growing foundation, Pablove has begun to make its mark. Since their founding, they have put together a number of fantastic benefit concerts in Los Angeles, Seattle, Austin, New Orleans and Milwaukee. In 2010, they rode from Seattle to Los Angeles to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer during Pablove Across America, their annual cross-country bike ride. They visited and contributed to Hem/Onc playrooms at children’s hospitals in Arizona, California, Oregon, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin.
In November 2010, they hosted a Wilms Tumor Symposium for patient families and medical professionals and they recently launched the Pablove Shutterbugs pilot program which teaches children living with cancer to develop their creative voice through the art of photography. Their incredible Scientific Advisory Board will begin reviewing grant applications in February 2011 and will award two $50,000 grants for childhood cancer research in April 2011.