Pablove Across America – 2011!!!

Last year, you helped me raise over $12,000 for pediatric cancer research and programs for the Pablove Foundation. I rode in honor of my son Leo, who completed his treatment for Burkitt’s Lymphoma in April, 2010. Leo is thriving, cancer-free, and about to enter kindergarten. We are absolutely thrilled, but nonetheless remain fully committed to eradicating pediatric cancers of all types. Thus, I respectfully ask for your support for Pablove Across America 2011!


The money that you generously contributed to the Pablove Foundation last year has been put into action, by the issuance of three research grants of $50,000 each:

• Research by Dr. Loretta Lau will explore a novel mechanism of how cancer cells stay alive using neuroblastoma as a model. Neuroblastoma is the most common solid tumor in children outside the brain and the most common cancer in infancy.

• Dr. Holly Meany is conducting an early phase clinical trial combining cytotoxic chemotherapy with molecular-targeted treatment in children with relapsed solid tumors, including Wilms Tumor. Wilms Tumor is the most common form of kidney cancer in children, often occurring in kids under the age of five.

• In collaboration with the Children’s Oncology Group, Dr. Elizabeth Mullen’s project will investigate the development of urine tests to predict outcomes in children with Wilms Tumor using cutting edge technology called proteomics. This may lead to further understanding of why Wilms Tumor behaves the way it does and will be of particular importance in those who relapse or suffer from anaplastic disease.

Funding research for pediatric cancers will lead to better outcomes. Breakthroughs made from research in one area often lead to breakthroughs that benefit patients with other cancers. Thank you for making this possible!!!

I am committed to this cause and respectfully ask for your support for Pablove Across America 2011. This year’s journey will be from Milwaukee to New Orleans. I plan to ride the third and final week, 532 miles from Nashville to New Orleans. The ride is in late October, but I humbly ask you to make a contribution at your earliest convenience. No contribution is too small, as every dollar makes a difference. Thank you.


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