What’s Happening, Charlotte? – with Grant Santos

Grant Santos is taking matters into his own hands and hijacking marketing for the 11th Annual 5k/10k For Kids Cancer race. Watch episode 1 now and stay tuned for more…  get registered: 5kforkidscancer.com

*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

EVENT DETAILS

  • 5K | 10K | 1-Mile fun run
  • Raffles, Auction, Kids Zone, Food
  • Ballantyne Corporate Park
  • Saturday, September 29, 2018
  • Register @ 5kforkidscancer.com

#WishWednesday: American Girl Gifts

The Isabella Santos Foundation September 5k/10/Fun Run for Kids Cancer event is approaching fast on September 29th, 2018.  We hold this event in September for one reason… to raise awareness for pediatric cancer awareness month and push YOU to take action.  Last year we had almost 3,000 participants and raised close to $380,000!   This event was started in honor of one girl’s fight against neuroblastoma and we love to see how it continues to grow each year in her honor.  The proceeds from this event support our foundation’s commitment to establish the Isabella Santos Foundation Rare & Solid Tumor Program at Levine Children’s Hospital, a $5 million commitment.

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!

Mail to:

Melanie Miller/ISF Auction Chair
9930 Hazelview Drive
Charlotte 28277

Brighthouse Financial Supporting Charlotte Charity With Childhood Cancer Mission

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.

“In January 2016, MetLife announced plans to pursue the separation of a substantial portion of its U.S Retail segment through a public offering of shares, a spin-off, or a sale.  The separation would allow MetLife to focus on businesses that have lower capital requirements and greater cash generation potential.  As an independent company, U.S Retail would benefit from greater focus, more flexibility in products and operations, and a reduced capital and compliance burden.

MetLife employees, 2016 ISF Race

This past June, the new company, named Brighthouse Financial, received regulatory and board of director approval to disaffiliate through a spin-off on August 4, and began trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market on August 7.

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

2017 Sustaining Sponsor: PSL Source/Maxim Tickets

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.

PSL Source/Maxim Tickets has supported ISF for years.  They consistently donate event/game tickets to the Isabella Santos Foundation for our auction and giveaways.  This year they stepped up as a 2017 sustaining sponsor in an effort to support us in fighting childhood cancer.

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Maxim Tickets has operated from Charlotte, NC for over a decade. As one of the industry’s premium independent broker of high-demand tickets, Maxim Tickets is known for a superior selection, great prices, and service. Memberships include the National Association of Ticket Brokers (NATB), the Better Business Bureau (BBB), and the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce (CCC).

NEW! ‘Kids Finding Cures’ Fundraising Contest

Photo Credit: Beth Wade Photography

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!

INTRODUCING OUR KIDS FUNDRAISING PROGRAM!  Here is how it will work…

  • For every $250.00 that a child raises through his/her own creative way, they will receive 5 raffle tickets to the 10th Annual 5K/10K for Kids Cancer
  • The TOP 3 FUNDRAISERS will receive Amazon Cards
  • 100% of their funds raised will go toward Levine Children’s Hospital and the MIBG Treatment Room that ISF has committed to funding

START FUNDRAISING TODAY

Please tag Isabella Santos Foundation on social media… we can’t wait to see and share what your kids come up with!  #kidsmakingadifference

ISF and Race 13.1 Challenge

We have teamed up with Race 13.1 to provide a bonus bling opportunity for running both Race 13.1 Charlotte (Sept 24), NC and the 10th Annual 5k/10k For Kids Cancer (Sept 30). You must be registered for BOTH events no later than next Monday, August 21st in order to be eligible for the bonus bling! Runners who register for both events by August 21 following the guidelines below and complete both races will earn the medal to the right!  
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Isabella Santos Foundation and Race 13.1 Challenge Rules and Regulations:

  1. You must use the same name and email address to register for both races.
  2. You must be registered for each individual race by August 21, 2017.
  3. You must be present to pick up the bonus bling medal at ISF’s 5k/10k for Kids Cancer on September 30. Medals will not be mailed.
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Both ISF and Race 13.1 are offering 10% off each registration for this challenge. Discount code: ISFChallenge
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