The mission of The Pablove Foundation is to fund pediatric cancer research and advances in treatment, educate and empower families, and improve the quality of life for children living with cancer through play, music and arts programs with hospitals. Annually, the Foundation hosts a gallery show in Los Angeles, a celebration for young cancer patients who have been involved in photography lessons for the previous eight weeks through the Pablove Shutterbugs program.
Engaging in photography has healing and cathartic effects for the children. “Photography has the power to freeze a split second in time,” Shutterbugs mentor Graham John Bell told The Huffington Post. “When you start to explain that to young people you see the light bulbs go off and they are on a mission. This enables them, if they wish, to remove themselves outside of their current situation and play with those split seconds on their terms.”
See the full photo gallery at Pablove.org.
Pablove Shutterbugs was launched by music video producers Jo Ann Thrailkill and Catherine Berclaz after Jo Ann and her husband Jeff Castelaz founded The Pablove Foundation. To learn more and to donate to the Pablove Foundation, click here.