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The Pablove Foundation was honored to receive the support of the WeCare.com community this year. We’ll be putting the funds donated ($5,197.59) to great use to support our upcoming Childhood Cancer Symposium!

The Symposium is one of our core programs, fulfilling the second portion of our three-prong mission. Each year we bring the world’s leading medical experts to Los Angeles to address topics like rare childhood cancers and survivorship for a two-day event. This November, we are focusing on Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Parents, adult survivors, caregivers, and medical professionals ranging from nurses to social workers to oncologists are all welcome to attend the event which is complimentary. We even offer Spanish translation, child care, and travel assistance, so there is no barrier to entry for already overburdened childhood cancer families.

The weekend begins with a Welcome Reception to allow for networking and fellowship. On Saturday, attendees are empowered through education at our full-day conference. Each session is videotaped and added to our Vimeo channel, so the information becomes available to anyone, anywhere, anytime.

The funds raised through We-Care.com will make this year’s Welcome Reception possible – a crucial part of our annual Symposium. The reception offers attendees the opportunity to bond with one another outside of the formal classroom environment. Parents and survivors who attend form relationships with each other that become pillars of support for many years. Also, this is a parent’s opportunity to have one-on-one conversations with the world’s leading researchers and doctors in the childhood cancer field. To a parent whose child has cancer, these people are considered true “rock stars.” Here is what past attendees of our Symposium have had to say about this “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity:

“The information was very helpful for us in the current phase of our child’s treatment. It is always great to meet other people who understand what we are dealing with.”

“Sharing a room with the “Who’s Who” of doctors and professionals whose life work it is to help save our children was something that, until now, only occurred in my wildest dreams.”

The benefits of the Symposium last long past the final session of the conference, as parents depart armed with knowledge about their treatment choices and survivorship concepts that will impact a child’s entire lifetime.

Learn more about the upcoming Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Symposium and The Pablove Foundation’s other programs at http://pablove.org.