Pablove Across America:: October Ride from Seattle to LA

Beginning October 1st in Seattle, WA and covering some 1,425 miles, The Pablove Foundation and Dangerbird Records cofounder, Jeff Castelaz, will cycle city-by-city for nearly a month. Along the journey Castelaz will be joined by fellow riders, and in key cities, will be met with benefit concerts and fundraising events, all dedicated to raising money and awareness to fight childhood cancer.

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.

Following his tragic loss in 2009, Castelaz, set out to ride coast to coast and along the way the arts and cycling community rallied, everyone—from Dangerbird artists Silversun Pickups and filmmaker Christopher Nolan (Inception, Batman Begins) to punkers Against Me and Lance Armstrong—stepped up, raising thousands of dollars while Jeff sped across the country for over 43 days; riding in honor of his son’s memory. All the while meeting with families touched by cancer, visiting hospitals and dedicating his time each day to a different child’s fight with the disease.

Castelaz’s 2010 trip will come to a close October 21st in his hometown of Los Angeles. More info and how to contribute can be found here.

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