It takes a village to make our 5K/10K & Fun Run for Kids Cancer event successful! We need over 150 volunteers and would love to count on you to be among them. We have lots of volunteer areas at our flagship event.
*What’s Happening, Charlotte? – with Grant Santos* is a YouTube show in conjunction with the Isabella Santos Foundation (ISF), featuring a wide range of guests. Guests include patients to families of patients to volunteers or members of charitable organizations, all have ONE thing in common: they are showing cancer who’s boss! Hosted by 11-year-old Grant Santos, whose sister passed away from neuroblastoma at the age of 7, the show aims to help promote the ISF 5K/10K & Fun Run for Kids Cancer on Saturday, September 29th, 2018. Have you registered for this family fun event? Help Grant honor his sister’s life by bringing the community together to raise funds and awareness to make a difference in lives affected by cancer! 5kforkidscancer.com
Every year our Auction Committee works tooth on one of our most coveted race day activities, the ISF Auction & Raffle. We pride ourselves in creating one of the best ISF Auction & Raffles in the city. But we can’t do it without our generous supporters and businesses. Are you willing to help us create a must-have package?
Isabella and her American Girl Doll
Isabella didn’t go many places without her American Girl dolls… even at the hospital receiving blood products as pictured here! Isabella spent hours dressing her dolls and picking out their outfits. They were her comfort items during childhood cancer treatments.
For today’s Wish Wednesday ask we are requesting all things American Girl for our upcoming auction at our 11th Annual 5k/10k For Kids Cancer event. Anything American Girl is appreciated: gift cards, dolls, outfits and accessories. These dolls brought so much joy to Isabella, help us bring joy to another little girl in her honor!
Thank you to Brighthouse Financial for being an incredible partner to our foundation and continuing your Presenting Sponsorship status or our 10th Annual 5k/10k and 1 mile fun run for Kids Cancer for the second year! We have been so thankful for the commitment and dedication this company has given to supporting the Isabella Santos Foundation and helping us make a difference for kids fighting cancer. We simply could not do what we do without the community support behind our foundation.
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MetLife employees, 2016 ISF Race
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Brighthouse Financial is on a mission to help people achieve financial security. Our world is changing every day; a company pension is the exception, not the rule, and reaching your 90th birthday isn’t unusual. In these uncertain times, preparing for your retirement has never been so important. We specialize in annuities and life insurance; two essential products that help protect what you’ve earned and ensure it lasts. They work in tandem with the rest of your portfolio.
MeLife and Brighthouse Financial have a longstanding partnership with the Isabella Santos Foundation (ISF). We have participated in the Isabella Santos Foundation Race each year since we moved to Charlotte in 2013, and 2017 marks our second year as Presenting Sponsor. We also hosted an internship consulting project with ISF in the summer of 2016 and are excited to have raised over $50,000 for ISF through our Annual Community Golf Classic which benefited ISF in 2015 and 2017.” – Apryl Silva, Real Estate & Community Relations
As we move into crunch time for our 10th Annual 5K/10K and Fun Run for Kids Cancer, we want to make sure we take the time to thank our sponsors who help make this event possible. We have had several companies decide to partner with us for the entire year as a Sustaining Sponsor. A Sustaining Sponsor is an annual sponsor of the Isabella Santos Foundation. Support from sponsors are what enable our continued level of success.
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The other day we were asked by a child if they raised money for ISF – could they get something fun in exchange? A contest of sorts.. but not really. It’s never a contest when we are fighting for a cure… BUT we are all about kids having some fun with it, so why not. We started brainstorming and kids love our raffle at the 5K/10K FOR KIDS CANCER and why shouldn’t they? Its AMAZING!
In honor of our 10th year anniversary of the race, we are bringing it all back to the spirit of Isabella. Isabella was out there pounding the streets, hosting lemonade stands, asking friends and family for money… not for her, but her friends who were fighting cancer. ISF was never about HER in her mind because she just wanted to do something to help others in need.
And just because they are young, doesn’t mean they can’t make a difference! Lemonade stands, bake sales… get those creative ideas rolling!