As part of the club's Fight Childhood Cancer Month initiatives - which will kick into high gear in September - the New England Revolution recently hosted three local pediatric cancer survivors at a training session in Foxborough. Eleanor (8, Dartmouth, Mass.), Chloe (12, Pembroke, Mass.), and Doriana (18, Holbrook, Mass.) visited the Revs as part of the Pablove Foundation's "Shutterbugs" healing arts program, a six-week course that helps childhood cancer patients find a creative outlet through photography. The foundation is named after Pablo, a little boy who lost his fight with cancer, and the program serves kids with cancer and survivors both in New England and across the U.S.
Using camera equipment provided by Pablove, the three young girls tested their photography skills throughout the Revolution's training session, and their work will be on display in the Pablove Shutterbugs' Gallery during the Revolution's annual Kick Childhood Cancer Match on Saturday, September 17, at Gillette Stadium. The photos, which will be printed on glass, will be sold at the match with all proceeds directly benefiting the Pablove Foundation's pediatric cancer research grants.
Levan Reid was on hand reporting for WBZ This Morning, and spoke with all three girls about their memorable experience, which also included a tour of the Socios.com Training Center and interactions with the players. Watch, and then join us at Gillette Stadium on September 17 to visit the Pablove Shutterbugs' Gallery.