BHP 014: Jeff Castelaz | Music, Cancer, and Authentic Expression

This week’s guest on the Better Human Project is music industry veteran and philanthropist Jeff Castelaz.

While Jeff’s day job includes managing the Dropkick Murphys, he’s on the BHP for his humanitarian efforts and to share his son, Pablo’s story.

Jeff’s son Pablo lost his battle to cancer at the age of 6. Now, through the charity that bears Pablo’s name, The Pablove Foundation, Jeff is helping thousands of families cope with pediatric cancer.

In this powerful episode, Jeff talks about music, cancer, our true purpose here, authentic expression, connection and healing. We hope you enjoy this one as much as we did.           

Show Notes

  • The words no parent should ever hear: “Your son has cancer”

  • Starting a charity, The Pablove Foundation; looking to help others even in the midst of our own adversity and healing through the power of connection

  • Giving voice to the voiceless

  • How music helped Jeff through his own rough childhood – and what it taught him about art, creativity, and expression 

  • Looking for authenticity, emotional transportation and connection in music as a music critic and manager

  • What do you stand for and what do you stand up for?

  • Jeff’s cross-country bicycle ride and how you can Cycle With Pablove

  • Shutterbugs: bringing childhood back to children with cancer

  • The power of structure, rules, accountability and responsibility

  • Jeff’s Top Tip to BE a Better Human

  • Jeff’s #1 Tip to DO better as a human

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