Photo courtesy of Daniel Cordero
We are absolutely thrilled to announce the results of our 2nd Annual COFFEE FOR A CURE. Just a few short weeks ago, more than 700 men and women gathered at Carmel Country Club in Charlotte, NC to not only learn more about Isabella’s story …but they also gathered to fill a room with hope.
Hope for a cure.
This two-day event served as a call to action in the fight against pediatric cancer and to educate community members on the importance of bringing pediatric cancer treatments home to Charlotte.
Greg Olsen & Grant Santos, Photo courtesy of Laura Stikeleather
We are blown away, humbled, honored, and beyond grateful that the event raised $185,000 and donations keep coming in. Not only were we excited to have Carolina Panthers’ Greg Olsen, WBTV Host Molly Grantham, Charlotte Lifestyle Personality Emily Maynard and Levine Children’s Hospital Head Oncologist Dr. Javier Oesterheld as key note speakers, but we were also honored to be joined by several other community supporters who touched everyone with their words: Grant Santos, Jackson & Tammy Lowry, and Melanie Miller.
During the event, we introduced our new major gift society, called The Three Wish Circle, With an annual gift of $5000 or more, donors can take their support of the ISF mission to the next level by funding more research for Neuroblastoma and help to bring innovative treatment options to our local community. We were blown away that within 3 weeks of launching it, 15 individuals had already committed to it. If you have questions or want to know more about how to take your support to the next level, contact our ISF Development Director, Tia Wackerhagen.
Levine Children’s Hospital Head Oncologist Dr. Javier Oesterheld, Photo courtesy of Laura Stikeleather
Additionally, we recognize someone in the community each year, who lives a life with the same dreams and aspirations as Isabella and who is trying to make a difference in the world. This year at our Coffee events, we were excited to recognize not only one, but three great people with our 5th Annual Isabella Santos Award. Congratulations to Jackson Lowry, Lisa Weaver and Stephanie Grigg. Each of these three individuals have given back to their Charlotte community in different ways and we are super grateful to have them support ISF and other local non-profits.
Lastly, we could not have put this wonderful event together if it wasn’t for the support of our community businesses who help us through their sponsorship. It is through their passion for charitable giving and making a local impact that we are able to continue Isabella’s fight.
To everyone who supports us…we cannot begin to put words to how grateful that we are for the impact you are helping us make. We are so proud of what we have accomplished together and it is because of YOU. We do not do this alone and could not continue our fight without your help. We humbly thank each of you and look forward to a world with no more cancer where we will beat cancer, grow hair and live the dreams of all children fighting the fight.
The ISF Team
THANK YOU TO THESE INCREDIBLE BUSINESSES FOR SUPPORTING
THE 2017 COFFEE FOR A CURE:
Maxim Tickets/PSL Source
Bull Engineered Products
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
Carolinas Healthcare System
Levine Children’s Hospital
Novant Health Carmel OBGYN
Morgan Property Group
Pegram Superior Insurance
Tom Bush Law Group
Dermatology Laser and Vein Specialists of The Carolinas
Center for Integrative Sleep Medicine LLC
Next Stage Consulting
Southpark Pediatric Dentistry
Southpark – A Simon Mall
Sign Up Genius
Little Nest Portraits
Magnolia Cottage Design
VIEW EVENT PHOTOS BY LAURA STIKELEATHER HERE