Private Benefit Dinner Raises $24,050 for Pediatric Cancer Research

Carl Showalter, owner of Showalter Construction, decided to take action and create impact for pediatric cancer through his network of friends and coworkers. Carl hosted a private benefit dinner at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse inviting 30 of his friends to introduce them to ISF and our mission. An event that cost us ZERO dollars or coordination… we just showed up to enjoy great food, company and conversation. This private dinner brought in $24,050 for rare pediatric cancer research.

We are so thankful for Carl’s generosity and for all the gentlemen who were interested in hearing more about what we are doing to bring change for kids fighting cancer right here in Charlotte. An incredible evening!

What a great example of how donors can take initiative and create impact for kids fighting cancer. Host a small dinner party or simply a in-home cocktail hour with your network. Interested in talking more about private benefit events, contact Chrissy, ISF Developement Director.

All-In to Fight Cancer Donates $45,000 to Isabella Santos Foundation

Right before Christmas All-In to Fight Cancer quietly donated $45,000 to ISF! Their contribution allowed us to make the final impact in 2019 to Levine Children’s for the ISF Rare and Solid Tumor Program in the amount of $650,000! Year after year we have been both honored and blown away to be a beneficiary of their annual Texas Hold’em event here in Charlotte. This event was built to honor and continue one man’s legacy, Rob Ubank, who passed away from cancer. Because of this single annual event benefiting multiple local cancer organizations… Rob’s legacy now has fingerprints all of Charlotte.

Thank you All-In-To Fight Cancer for providing significant impact to not only our foundation, but so many other great organizations in our community like Go Jen Go! , ChemoCarsNovant Health, and The Paula Takacs Foundation for Sarcoma Research! We admire and appreciate your dedication, passion and hardwork!

Charlotte Auto Show’s Charity Event Raises $200,000 for Isabella Santos Foundation

It’s crazy that an idea centered around heels and handbags has turned into such a game changer for us! We are so fortunate that Charlotte Auto Show believed in our mission and team enough to make their creative out of the box fundraising idea, Handbags, Heels and Horsepower, a reality.  With a very generous financial donation from the Greater Charlotte Auto Dealers Association and the funds raised during November’s Handbags, Heals and Horsepower… the event brought in 80,000!  This donation was crucial to us making our final impact of $650,000 in 2019 to Levine Children’s for the ISF Rare and Solid Tumor Program.

Over the last two years, Charlotte Auto Show has raised nearly $200,000 for ISF through their signature charity preview event.  Thank you Charlotte Auto Show for your partnership and commitment to our community! And for the creativity in your events!

Jersey Mike’s Raises Over $167,000 for Isabella Santos Foundation

Record-breaking year for 9th Annual “Month of Giving” in greater Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – April 4, 2019 – Jersey Mike’s Subs served up record-breaking fundraising for its “Month of Giving” campaign in greater Charlotte. Jersey Mike’s Subs 9thAnnual March “Month of Giving” and “Day of Giving” campaigns raised more than $167,000 for the Isabella Santos Foundation (ISF).

During the month of March, 39 Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurants throughout the greater Charlotte area collected over $13,750 in customer donations and cookie sales. The campaign culminated with Jersey Mike’s “Day of Giving” on March 27, when eight local Jersey Mike’s owners and operators donated 100 percent of the day’s sales – totaling over $153,500 – to the Isabella Santos Foundation. In addition, over 8,000 Giant 14” subs were served by more than 550 team members in the greater Charlotte area on “Day of Giving.”

“As a brand, Jersey Mike’s is very passionate about giving back. We don’t give to get, we give to give. With that being part of our culture and being a dad myself, it was a natural fit for the greater Charlotte franchisees to partner with the Isabella Santos Foundation,” said Nick Smith III, a local franchise owner of Jersey Mike’s Subs. “Erin [Santos] and her amazing team’s commitment to finding a cure for pediatric cancer is so contagious. We are honored to be part of that team and look forward to many years of partnering with them during the ‘Month of Giving’.”

Last year’s “Month of Giving” campaign raised more than $6 million for 170 local charities nationwide.  Since 2010, Jersey Mike’s locations throughout the country have raised more than $34 million for worthy local charities and distributed more than 2 million free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes. For more information, visit or

“We were blown away by all the support from the community. It really is incredible to see how this campaign can bring a community together for something bigger than us,” said Erin Santos, executive director and president of the Isabella Santos Foundation. “We are honored to be the charity partner for this campaign and greatly appreciate our partnership with Jersey Mike’s, the greater Charlotte franchise owners and amazing team of employees. The efforts and generosity of everyone involved will make a huge impact on our local pediatric cancer community.”

About Isabella Santos Foundation

The Isabella Santos Foundation (ISF) is a 501(c)3 childhood cancer foundation dedicated to raising funds for research for rare pediatric cancers, and charities that directly impact the lives of children with cancer. ISF was founded in honor of Isabella Santos from Charlotte, N.C. who lost her battle against neuroblastoma. ISF is committed to improving rare pediatric cancer treatment options in an effort to increase the survival rate of kids with cancer so they can live their dreams. ISF has donated over $3 million to date to expand the scope of pediatric cancer research and treatment, and to fill various needs surrounding childhood cancers.

For more information, visit https://isabellasantosfounda][ or follow ISF on Facebook (, Instagram (, Twitter ( and LinkedIn (

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Jersey Mike’s Subs Month of Giving Impact on Greater Charlotte

Jersey Mike’s Subs Month of Giving raised a total of $167,319.87 for pediatric cancer research!

We are blown away by the support on this year’s Jersey Mike’s Day of Giving. Blown away by how many new faces, constant faces, businesses and foundations showed up to eat subs! It really is incredible to see how one day can bring a community together for something bigger than ourselves.

Thank you, Jersey Mikes, the greater Charlotte franchise owners and your teams. We are honored you believe in our mission enough to make us your charity partner. We appreciate the long hours, the conversations and laughs you had with customers. We love that your 400+ employees wore our Cancer Messed With shirts and took pride in doing so. The impact this one single day will make on pediatric cancer in our region will be tremendous.