mtbchick rides Pablove Across America
Pablove racing is participating in the 2010 Pablove Across America ride to raise funds and awareness for the Pablove Foundation. We invite you to be join the effort by making a donation to the team for the cause.
Tonya, founder of mtbchick.com, has partnered with the Pablove Foundation to create the Pablove racing team. Official announcements will be released at Interbike in Las Vegas, Nevada this week.
The team consists of Elite Cyclocross and Mountain Bike athletes and a passionate club of individuals who love bikes and share the passion of spreading the “Pab-love”. Tonya is joined by Pro mountain biker Alex Boone to manage the effort.
About Pablove Foundation:
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.
About Pablove Across America and other Pablove Programs:
A young, growing foundation, Pablove has already begun to make its mark. Since our founding, we’ve put together a number of fantastic benefit concerts in Los Angeles, Austin and Milwaukee. In Fall 2009, we organized the inaugural cross-country bike ride, Pablove Across America, to raise money and awareness. We have visited and contributed to Hem/Onc playrooms at children’s hospitals in Arizona, California, Texas and Wisconsin. Most recently, we have assembled an incredible Scientific Advisory Board to begin reviewing research grant proposals. This fall, we are hosting a Wilms’ Tumor Symposium for patient families and medical professionals and we are launching the Pablove Shutterbugs program to teach children living with cancer to develop their creative voice through the art of photography.