2nd Annual PaxFest
to benefit The Paxton Andrews Foundation and The Pablove Foundation
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Rotary Performance Pavilion at Hart Park
Live music from national headliner Satellite, plus local favorites Rectifier, Ivy Spokes, 5 Card Studs and SlimRox
Kid Zone featuring giant slide, bouncy house, carnival games, sno cones, face painting and more
Cold drinks from Lakefront Brewery and Ruby Tap
Good eats from Maxie’s, Blue’s Egg and Gille’s Frozen Custard
Free manicures and pedicures for kids
A day a fun, music, dancing and shenanigans
- FREE Verizon Wireless HOTSPOT
In our first year of existence, the work of the Paxton Andrews Foundation has already helped kids and their families during the most frightening time of their lives. We have paid rent when a family could not due to medical bills and lost wages. We have provided Christmas gifts for children for the same reason. We have provided everyday needs that the HOT unit at Children’s Hospital was missing, something only a parent who has lived in the unit would notice. We raised more than $15,000 for pediatric cancer research in our first year of PaxFest.
Why do we do what we do?
Today 46 kids will be diagnosed with cancer
Today 7 kids will die from cancer
In the last 20 years, just one drug was approved for use in fighting childhood cancer
Just four percent of all federal funding for cancer research is allocated to pediatric cancer research
In the last 20 years, just one drug has been approved for treating pediatric cancer
Join us in the fight. Join us TOMORROW for PaxFest.
The Paxton Andrews Foundation, Inc. is a Milwaukee-based all volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to fighting pediatric cancer in honor of Paxton Bowe Andrews, our Peaceful Warrior. On May 8, 2012 Paxton Andrews was taken to his pediatrician for what appeared to be a common cold and possible eye infection. Hours later, doctors confirmed that three-month-old Paxton did not have a cold nor an eye infection, but a rare form of cancer. After a valiant fight, our Peaceful Warrior ended his battle with cancer on July 2, 2012. We continue the fight against childhood cancer to honor our Peaceful Angel and make him proud. More information can be found at www.paxlovealways.com.
PaxFest was created to honor the memory of Paxton Andrews by fighting pediatric cancer with music. In its inaugural year, the one-day music festival raised more than $15,000 for The Pablove Foundation.
The Pablove Foundation (www.pablove.org) was founded in May 2008 by Milwaukee native Jeff Castelaz and his wife Jo Ann Thrailkill after their four-year-old son Pablo Castelaz was diagnosed with bilateral Wilms Tumor, a rare form of childhood cancer. After a valiant fight against the disease, Pablo passed away six days past his sixth birthday on June 27, 2009. Imbued with his spirit and inspired by his strength, The Pablove Foundation is dedicated to the daily, global fight against childhood cancer and the suffering that comes in its wake. The Pablove Foundation’s scientific advisory committee is comprised of the brightest minds in the pediatric cancer field, including doctors and researchers from Harvard, Duke, University of Michigan, USC, City of Hope and others.
Media are invited to attend. Live remotes and interviews are available. Contact Amy Kant at email@example.com or (414) 550-5515 for more information.