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Emerson Herter give his dad, Blair Herter, a big hug when he arrives at Malibu’s Trancas Country Market after completing the Pablove Across America Benefit Ride on Saturday, Oct. 7. The event raised funds for the Pablove Foundation which supports pediatric cancer research. Photos by Suzy Demeter/22nd Century Media
Approximately 40 riders for Pablove Foundation arrive in Malibu. The annual event began nine years ago when Jeff Castelaz and Jo Ann Thrailkill lost their 6-year-old son to a rare form of cancer.
At Trancas Country Market after the ride, a check for $250,000 was presented to Muller Fabbri, a doctor at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, in support of pediatric cancer research.
(Left to right) Chris DeMarchi, Hunter Grove, Vincent Gee and Karl Bordine gather for a photo on Saturday, Oct. 7.
Pablove Foundation founders Jeff Castelaz (left) and JoAnn Thrailkill pose for the camera.
Ten-year-old cancer survivor Francine Gascon, who was part of the Pablove Shutterbugs photography program, speaks during the post-race event. “You can find hidden stories in a photo,” she said.
Adrian Casso (left) and Chris Mabe, of Vintage Grocers, serve food to the riders.
Cyclist Simon Clarkson smiles with his daughter, Grace, next to Grace’s art banner.
Staff Report
11:10 am PDT October 12, 2017
On Saturday, Oct. 7, roughly 40 cyclists arrived at Trancas Country Market in Malibu after completing the seven-day fundraising bike ride titled Pablove Across America.