Advocate

Carry the torch.

We firmly believe in the power of collaboration to drive meaningful change and illuminate the path toward a healthier future for all.

TORCHBEARERS
Carrying on Isabella’s legacy by advocating for families at the forefront of our mission.

 

BENEFICIARY PARTNERS
Building a unique partnership that boosts your business, while creating a brighter future.

CORPORATE CHAMPIONS
Empowering businesses to make a difference in a meaningful and measurable way.

 

VOLUNTEERS
Giving the gift of time to flip the script on rare pediatric cancer.

ISF Ambassador Program 

Isabella’s Torchbearers

The TORCH Initiative, ignited by the Isabella Santos Foundation (ISF), is the organization’s latest endeavor to expand its impact beyond Charlotte. This initiative is all about passing the torch to reach more hospitals, ensuring that ISF’s mission reaches communities far and wide.

HOW TO BECOME A TORCHBEARER

Anyone can be an advocate for the rare cancer heroes at the forefront of our mission.

Isabella’s legacy is one of hope, resilience and the power of building a sense of community – and there are no limits to carrying on her inspiring work. While we host specific programs throughout the year, Isabella’s Torchbearers can spread awareness every single day and all ages are welcome.

Intern | Influencer | Social Collaborator | Volunteer | Donor | Small Biz Supporter | Peer to Peer Fundraising | Blood + Platelet Donors

As one of Isabella’s Torchbearers, your efforts will help educate the public, inspire giving and ultimately contribute to transformational outcomes for families worldwide. Your dedication and passion make a significant difference in the lives of many, bringing positive change to light.

Become a vital part of our mission. Unite & Fight with us. 

We’ve curated the following resources to arm Isabella’s Torchbearers with informational materials, social media kits, graphics, sample messaging, success stories and brand guidelines that outline ISF’s mission, programs and impact. These materials are designed to help you communicate ISF’s story clearly and compellingly.

Beneficiary Partners

Elevate your impact. Amplify your brand.

At ISF, we believe in the power of community support to drive positive change. Our Beneficiary Programs are designed to forge meaningful connections and offer a unique opportunity for local businesses to align with a cause that matters.

DINE + DONATE
Drive revenue and foster a strong sense of community at your restaurant(s). Donate a portion of proceeds from every food and beverage sale during a specific period of time at one or multiple locations.

MENU MATCH
Offer a special menu item or ongoing promotion that supports kids with cancer. Donate a predetermined percentage of proceeds or a specific dollar amount from each sale at one or multiple locations.

Grand Opening or Ribbon Cutting Partnership
Celebrate an exciting expansion or new business opening by giving back. Donate a percentage of sales, a flat donation amount or a combination of both to reinforce your business’s commitment to its community.

ROUND UP PROGRAM
Encourage customers to donate small amounts of money towards a specific cause. Give customers the option to “round up” their total to the nearest dollar or a specified amount to support kids with cancer. These programs are often integrated into participating businesses’ point-of-sale (POS) systems.

HOST A PRIVATE EVENT
Harness the spirit of holidays or a special occasion to support meaningful causes and make a positive impact. Proceeds from fundraising activities, such as donation drives, silent auctions, raffles or merchandise sales are very effective. Businesses or organizations sponsoring the event may also provide financial support, in-kind donations or volunteer assistance to help execute the event and maximize its impact.

IN-KIND DONATIONS
Give the gift of goods, services or experiences that can be offered as auction or raffle prizes. By promoting attractive prizes and creating excitement around a raffle, ISF can maximize participation and generate significant contributions to support charitable initiatives at future events.

GIFT CARD DRIVE
Host your own gift card drive to support families in need. Donate physical or digital gift cards from local businesses, retailers, restaurants and service providers that can help offset financial burdens for families undergoing pediatric cancer treatment throughout the year.

SEPTEMBER SUPPORTER CAMPAIGN

Rally support and advocate for kids with cancer during Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. Choose a participation option that aligns with your businesses interests, resources and capabilities. Learn more.

SOCIAL COLLABORATOR

Leverage the power of collaboration, collective action and social media influence to drive meaningful change. Collaborators can choose options based on their interests, expertise and resources.

Corporate Champions

Partner for a Purpose

Our Corporate Champions program offers businesses ongoing opportunities to get engaged.

From brand visibility across multiple channels to boosting employee and customer participation through volunteerism, fundraising events and cause-related marketing campaigns, this program empowers businesses to make a difference in a meaningful and measurable way.

COMPANY MATCH PROGRAM
Amplify your employees’ charitable giving by matching their donations to ISF, doubling the impact of their contributions.

VOLUNTEER PROJECTS
Engage your team in hands-on volunteer projects that directly support ISF’s initiatives and make a tangible difference in the community.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Gain brand visibility and align your company with a meaningful cause through sponsorship of ISF events, programs, and initiatives.

ANNUAL CHARITY OR FUNDRAISING DRIVE PARTNER
Collaborate with ISF on annual charity drives or fundraising campaigns, rallying your employees and customers around a common goal.

SEPTEMBER SUPPORTER

Show your support for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by raising awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research and support.

SERVICE DONATIONS
Contribute to ISF through in-kind donations of goods or services, leveraging your company’s resources to support our cause.

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT EVENTS OR EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS
Partner with ISF on your next internal team-building, event or seminar to foster a culture of giving and social responsibility within your organization.

PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS
Offer payroll options for your employees to donate to ISF conveniently and consistently.


Volunteer with ISF

At ISF, giving the gift of time is one of the most valuable contributions you can make to our cause. That’s why we offer ongoing opportunities for individuals like you to get involved and make a difference throughout the year.

Our volunteer needs are diverse and cater to a range of interests and skills. Whether you enjoy event planning, providing event support, conducting raffle pulls or have interest in serving on our board of directors, we have a role for you.

Contact our team to learn more.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

8 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Firethorne Country Club 

Volunteer Roles: Assist with registration, raffle/competition at a designated hole on the course, set up raffle items and other components of the event, distributing golfer swag bags and lunches to the golf carts, etc.

8 a.m. – Noon | Carmel Country Club

Volunteer Roles: Assist with event set up, registrations, raffles and breakdown

7:15 a.m. – Noon | Charlotte Convention Center

Volunteer Roles: Monitor high-value designer products that are being raffled off throughout the convention center floor, assist with set up and clean up

*Volunteer shift times are approximate and will be confirmed closer to the date; ISF will also share a SignUpGenius link for each event in The Spark newsletter and on all digital channels.