SOURCE: Pablove Foundation

Pablove Foundation

October 20, 2010 18:26 ET

Pablove Across America Rolls Into L.A. on October 21

1,425-Mile Cycling Trek From Seattle Concludes in Silver Lake; Dozens of Riders Expected to Join Final Leg of Journey; Pablove to Announce Details on $100,000 in Research Grants

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - October 20, 2010) -  Pablove Foundation (www.pablove.org) and Dangerbird Records co-founder Jeff Castelaz hit the road on the second annual Pablove Across America tour to spread a very important message: "kids get cancer too." On Thursday, October 21st, at 1:20 pm*, the trek will come to a close at The Pablove Foundation in Silver Lake. The crew of cyclists pedaled for nearly a month, beginning in Seattle on October 2nd, covering some 1,425 miles. Along the route, they also visited children's hospitals while raising money and awareness in the fight against childhood cancer. 

Pablove Across America embodies the strength and spirit of Pablo Castelaz, the son of Castelaz and his wife Jo Ann Thrailkill, and little brother of Grady Gallagher. Pablo had just celebrated his sixth birthday in June 2009, when he lost his valiant battle with bilateral Wilms Tumor, a rare form of childhood cancer. Devastated but dedicated, Jeff set out to ride from coast-to-coast on the inaugural Pablove Across America, which covered 43 days in Fall of 2009. 

At 11:30* am on October 21st, dozens of riders are expected to join the final leg of the ride beginning at the intersection of Sunland Blvd. & Glenoaks Blvd. in Sun Valley, CA (southwest corner, in front of Bardwell's Florist). At approximately 1:15* pm, the riders will loop past Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (4650 W. Sunset Blvd., LA 90027), where Pablo was treated, before concluding five minutes later at Dangerbird Records/Pablove headquarters (3801 W. Sunset Blvd., LA 90026).

At the ride's conclusion, Jeff will express his gratitude for all the support received upon the trek, and make brief homecoming remarks in front of the Pablove mural. Castelaz and renowned physician Dr. Mascarenhas, who treated Pablo at CHLA, will disclose details of two $50,000 research grants: one for research specifically on Wilms Tumor, and one for childhood cancer research.

For more information on how you can get involved, visit: www.pablove.org.

Castelaz will be available for interviews at the ride's conclusion in Silver Lake.

* Note: times are approximate.

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