Isabella Santos Foundation 2019 Pumpkin Charity Ball Raises $220,000 for Pediatric Cancer

Our 2nd Annual Pumpkin Charity Ball was a huge success! A special thank you to everyone who attended, sponsored, donated, and supported! It was an AMAZING night filled with great love, abundant generosity and true inspiration from so many in attendance. Through the support of all of our guests, auction bidders (near and far) and sponsors, we are thrilled to announce that the night raised close to $220,000!! We cannot thank each and every person who helped make this night the success that it was. We were especially honored to have some of our smallest warriors there to help us make an impact. We appreciate you sharing your personal stories, difficult struggles and your precious families with us, while we continue to fight the fight, together.

If you missed out on this year, don’t worry! Save the date for next year: October 24th, 2020. See you there

2019 ISF Run & Brunch 5K for Kids Cancer Helps Bring in $230,000 for Pediatric Cancer

This year’s ISF 5K, 10K & Fun Run for Kids Cancer presented by Red Ventures was extra special with our yummy brunch provided by Firebirds Wood Fired GrillTito’s Handmade Vodka, and NoDa Brewing Company! A huge thank you to our brunch sponsors for cooking up the most delicious post-race meal. Keep a look-out for next year’s menu! During the month of September we were able to raise just over $230,000! We couldn’t have done it without YOU!

Thank you to the businesses that made this new feature possible and who give consistently give so much back to our community…

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill went over the top to make sure brunch was like no other brunch you have ever seen! Gourmet brunch actually! The thought and time their Chef and team put into this event was impressive. The food options were scrumptious! Thank you to their team and family who planned, cooked and served their hearts out! Make sure you stop into one of their several restaurants for lunch or dinner around town… and let them know how good brunch was when you do!

Is there such a thing as ‘Cool Bar Setup’? If so, Tito’s Handmade Vodkaran away with it for sure! Tito’s also presented us with a $10,000 check at the beginning of the race which was a dollar for dollar match through the annual 106.5 The End The Woody and Wilcox Show Purple Ticket fundraiser. Tito’s has been so good to us over the years and we couldn’t be more appreciative of their support and partnership. We all drink no other vodka brand now… and hope you think about how companies give back when you make purchases. 

It’s hard to express what the NoDa Brewing Company family means to our foundation. No matter what event we have, no matter what we are doing… they are right by our side supporting, giving our team words of encouragement and sending us notes of appreciation. NoDa not only brought out plenty of NoDa beer & spiked seltzer selections, but they brought out a huge group of their NoDa run crew. Having this family part of our special day gave us the chills. Thank you to every single member of the NoDa family for showing up big in Ballantyne. Next time you stop into the brewery, give them a thanks for all that they do!

The best part of this new brunch… we watched all our supporters run/walk together as friends and family. And then watched you all visit, laugh, hug and catch up over good food and drinks. That definatley was the icing on the donut! What a perfect day! 

Next fall will be here before you know it, so SAVE THE DATE! September 26, 2020

Firebirds skips dinner and goes straight to breakfast for a one time brunch fundraiser (WBTV)

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Raising money to fight rare childhood cancer

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is teaming up with the Isabella Santos Foundation with a fundraising brunch. This event will take place after the 12th Annual 5k/10k For Kids Cancer on Saturday, September 28th.

Today on QC@3 Chef Steve Sturm cooked up a couple of smoked pork and scrambles egg tacos with jacks cheese and avocado pico.

Recipe:Makes 4 Tacos4 each – 4 or 5” Flour or corn tortillas1 cup pulled pork1 cup scrambled eggs½ cup shredded jack cheese1 cup avocado PicoHeat taco shells and pork in a sauté panLayer each tortilla with ¼ cup of pork, ¼ cup scrambled eggs, tbsp. shredded jack cheese and ¼ cup avocado PicoSub RecipesSmoked Pork Butts- season with your favorite seasoning and smoke until falling apart. Remove bone and excess fat and pull meatAvocado Pico De Gallo – (1/2 cup Diced avocado, ½ cup Diced, Tomatoes, ¼ cup Diced Red Onion, ¼ cup Cilantro, 1-2 tbsp. Diced Jalapenos, 2 tbsp. Olive Oil, Kosher Salt to taste, 3 tbsp. Fresh Lime Juice)

Wilson’s World: Learning More About the Upcoming Isabella Santos Foundation 5K for Kids Cancer (WCCB Wilson’s World)

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Wilson was at the corporate offices of Red Ventures this morning where he was previewing the 12th Annual Isabella Santos Foundation 5K for Kids Cancer that will be held on Saturday, September 28th.

The Isabella Santos Foundation is named for young Isabella Santos who was diagnosed in 2007 of neuroblastoma.  Thanks to donors she was able to receive blood and platelet transfusions that gave her 5 more years of smiles and memories.  Her legacy continues through the foundation and their fight to help other children with cancer.  More information on the Isabella Santos Foundation can be found at their website isabellasantosfoundation.org.

Participants can sign up for the 5k, a 10k, a kids fun run and even a brunch.  This year’s event is sponsored by Red Ventures and includes raffles and a kid’s zone with games, bouncy houses, face painting and more.

The event will be held at Ballantyne Corporate Park on Saturday, Septemer 28th from 8am until 11am.  Get more information on the event as well as to sign up to participate or donate HERE.