Friday, July 9, 2010

Pablove In Nike / Livestrong's Tour de France Commercial

For the second year in a row, Nike and Livestrong have included Pablove in their Tour de France commercial. This year, the spot features a chorus of cancer voices talking over a beautiful video of Lance Armstrong climbing a mountain in France. In fact, the climb you see here was in the final bit of today's TdF stage. Midway through the clip, you'll hear my voice speaking about The Pablove Foundation.

It's a real honor to be included. I have spoken a lot how important it is for my writing and Pablove's thrust to be included in the cancer conversation. This spot is a literal tribute to what I have spoken about figuratively in many interviews during Pablove Across America. So cool.

Our gratitude goes out to Lance and our friends at Livestrong—Doug, Renee, Alison, Chris, Colin, and many others. They have treated us like family from the day we met them. And they continue to support us—as friends, fellow warriors on the front lines of cancer, and in the growth of The Pablove Foundation.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Geronimo! (New Mexico)

Rick Babington and me, Geronimo-jumping, at Geronimo, New Mexico

Here's Rick, Fred Gillich, me and Stan Barrett

We're preparing the launch of Pablove Across America 2010. So, tonight, I'm looking through a stack of DVDs filled with amazing pics from last year's ride, taken by our mechanic, Chad Contreras. There are so many photos that capture fun and funny moments, breathtaking landscapes, and roadside oddities of all kinds. Then, I came across these great photos from Geronimo, New Mexico, taken on November 12, 2009. Do you recall seeing these during the ride? I'm not sure that we ever posted these pics. Even if we did, they're so cool, I have to share them again....

In the days leading up to our arrival in Geronimo, we talked about how cool it would be to get the city sign photo. This single word—Geronimo!—captured Pablo's personality more than just about any other. I forgot that I'd done a jump under the city sign. Looking at the photo as I sit here on the sofa, I'm not sure I could jump that high today.

Unless Pablo himself walked into the living room. That would make me Geronimo jump like a madman!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Vote For The Pablove Foundation!

Hello everyone...

If you follow The Pablove Foundation on Facebook and Twitter, you're familiar with our plea for votes in the Chase Community Giving contest. We know so many of you have voted and promoted for over a week. We sincerely, deeply appreciate your support. It's a huge deal. If we get to number one, we'll be awarded $250,000. If we remain in the top 200, we will win $20,000—a huge amount of cash for a fledgling organization. Whatever amount we win, it will help us fund the Pablove mission statement, and the programs and community-building events we have in the works.

If you haven't voted yet, please click here. Take one moment to help us help kids with cancer.

If you've already voted, please email your friends, ask your co-workers, post it on Facebook and Twitter.

Here's the link for you cut 'n pasters: