Posted by Willy Franzen on March 2, 2013. Positions below updated every five minutes.
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Cancer is a scary word, and it’s at its scariest when we’re talking about kids. It would be nice if kids didn’t even have to know what cancer is, but every year in the U.S. about 10,000 kids under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer. About 1,500 will end up dying from the disease. Pablo Thrailkill Castelaz was one of the kids who didn’t make it. He died just days after his sixth birthday in 2009 after a “valiant yearlong battle with bilateral Wilms Tumor, a rare form of childhood cancer.” In his memory The Pablove Foundation was formed. It’s a Los Angeles, CA based non-profit that is “fighting childhood cancer with love.”
The Pablove Foundation has a three part mission: “to fund pediatric cancer research and advances in treatment, educate and empower cancer families, and improve the quality of life for children living with cancer through hospital play, music and arts programs.” In just the past two years The Pablove Foundation has funded $450,000 in grants, and every year they serve about 125 children living with cancer in LA and NYC (and they’re hoping to grow to more cities) and put on an annual symposium “to provide families with access to in-depth information about childhood cancer biology, pathology, and treatment in an easy-to-understand format.” The Pablove Foundation sounds like a truly amazing organization and one you should consider working for. Right now their Jobs page shows that they’re looking for a Development Assistant. It looks like a great opportunity to make a really big impact.
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