ISF Intern Class of 2021: Week 2 Update

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ISF INTERN CLASS of 2021: WEEK 2 UPDATE  💲2️⃣9️⃣,6️⃣4️⃣4️⃣

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Our Intern teams had another successful week and continue to raise money and awareness for rare pediatric cancer. They are ready to start another busy week, with more fun challenges to creatively work through as teams. Quite a few volunteers have shown impressive initiative with out-of-the-box fundraising ideas. Our interns have also enjoyed spreading the word about ISF and upcoming events through fun Tik Tok challenges. Check us out on Tik Tok @theisfoundation!

Yesterday was an incredibly special day as we celebrated Isabella’s life with a $500,000 gift to Levine Children’s in her honor. Isabella inspires us every day and we love seeing her inspire these students too.  Thank you to all our interns who shared all about Isabella yesterday, we absolutely loved seeing her news everywhere.  We were also thrilled to have the Plummer’s join us to share their daughter’s rhabdomyosarcoma journey.  Merritt is currently cancer-free and doing so well and her parents wanted to share with the interns how important their work is this summer and thank them for choosing to make a difference.  Merritt’s story is exactly what our program is helping kids do… beat cancer, grow their hair, and live their dreams.

Intern lead Ryan Brouse & the Gold Ribbon Gladiators pulled forward in a significant lead in week 2 coming in first with $5,927 raised.  Kate Cheek & the Cure Chasers came in 2nd raising $4,856. We are so proud of our teams for raising almost $30,000 in just the first 2 weeks of the program’s start. We know even more great things are coming the rest of the summer. We can’t wait to see what else our teams will bring to the table in the fight against pediatric cancer.

This week, our intern leads picked new MVP’s for their teams. These volunteers stood out for their drive and creativity. Congrats to Week #2’s team members who all continue to impress us.

🎗 Gold Ribbon Gladiators lead by Ryan Brouse (Auburn):  Emma Landry for all of her hard work and for making sure that everyone on the team is working together! She is my Co-Lead and has also raised over $1,000! 

🎗 First in Fight lead by Tenley Nystrom (UNC): Antonio LeMaisonett for being an amazing fundraiser.  And shout out to Stephen Perle for getting 8 blood donors and Halle Mckellar for securing a Crumbl Cookie give back.

🎗 Better Together lead by Gracie Koch (UNC): Molly Menninger. Not only has she been amazing with fundraising, but she has done an awesome job with her tasks and communication. 

🎗 Cure Chasers lead by Kate Cheek (UNC): Rain Jacob for taking initiative to reach out to tons of sponsors, and for setting up a Chipotle benefit night in August. 

🎗 Going for the Gold lead by Morgan Caterino (App State): Zara Kedar for the impressive amount of money she was able to raise this week! 

🎗 Running for Research lead by Sarah Burton (UNC): Shuford Edwards for bringing in two big donations this week. 

🎗 Hope on the Run lead by Natalie VanNoy (Queens University): Veronika Hartong for going above and beyond for outreach and setting up 2+ give-back nights!

🎗 Dancers Against Cancer lead by Shannon Margies (UNCW): Hannah Dixon for reaching our fundraising goal of the week and supporting our FruttaBowls fundraiser!



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