And now, your daily news segment on an amazing charity and its efforts to help fight pediatric cancer: the Pablove Foundation, founded in memory of Pablo Castelaz, who died of a bilateral Wilms’ Tumor this past June, is sponsoring a “Pablove Across America” bike tour, in which Pablo’s father, Jeff Castelaz, and his trainer will ride from Florida to Los Angeles (3,000 miles) in 30 days to raise money for the organization. The impressive itinerary traverses the entirety of the southern United States, and the money raised will be donated to help children struggling with cancer both in the Los Angeles region and nationwide.
As the charity’s website explains: “Pablove Across America is Jeff’s show of commitment to fighting kids’ cancer—and his need to wring out his soul of its sadness. Along the way, he’ll visit children’s hospitals to connect with cancer kids just like Pablo. He’ll promote cancer awareness on radio, television and in the written press. Anything to drive home the mission of the Pablove Foundation, and to keep Pablo’s spirit and boundless energy alive.”
To donate to this worthwhile cause, click here. The bicycling trip begins on October 10. In addition to accepting donations, Pablove is also holding a charity auction on eBay, featuring signed memorabilia from Silversun Pickups, Eagles of Death Metal, and Shirley Manson, along with opportunities to ride your bike with Lance Armstrong and visit a Hollywood set with Batman director Christopher Nolan. Start bidding here.