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.

Isabella Santos Foundation to Host Second Annual Pumpkin Charity Ball – Oct. 26

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Aug. 14, 2019 – “Fall into Charlotte” at the Isabella Santos Foundation’s (ISF) Second Annual Pumpkin Charity Ball to support Atrium Health’s Levine Children’s Hospital.

The fall-themed, black-and-white formal gala will take place Saturday, Oct. 26 at The Ritz Carlton, Charlotte from 7:00-11:00 p.m. Tickets are $150 per person and will include a cocktail hour, dinner program and dancing. The event emcees will be Jake and Page Fehling. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the gala. To purchase tickets and for sponsorship information, visit pumpkincharityball.org or contact info@pumpkincharityball.org.

The Isabella Santos Foundation has partnered with Levine Children’s Hospital to establish the Isabella Santos Foundation Rare and Solid Tumor Program. The program will oversee care for all solid tumors, rare tumors, MIBG therapy and all related clinical and scientific research at the hospital. The Pumpkin Charity Ball will raise funds to support this large undertaking that will help solidify Levine Children’s Hospital as a leading healthcare provider in the U.S. Last year’s inaugural gala raised over $200,000. 

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“We look forward to bringing the community together for another wonderful evening of HOPE and to help further the pediatric cancer programs and treatment options at Levine Children’s Hospital,” said Erin Santos, executive director and president of the Isabella Santos Foundation. “The Pumpkin Charity Ball allows us to carry on Isabella’s legacy while helping other kids who are fighting cancer to Beat (the odds), Grow (awareness) and Live (without fear).”

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://isabellasantosfoundation.org/ or follow ISF on Facebook (www.facebook.com/IsabellaSantosFoundation), Instagram (www.instagram.com/theisfoundation), Twitter (www.twitter.com/TheISFoundation) and LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/isabella-santos-foundation/)

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September 28th is going to be the “BEST DAY EVER!”

Our 5K/10K BRUNCH on September 28 is going to be a no-joke kind of brunch. We aren’t talking about just donuts and simply eggs and bacon. How does chicken and waffle sandwiches with honey hot sauce sound? How about fried green tomatoes with country ham, goat cheese, and pepper jelly? Beignets anyone? That is just a small sample of the incredible brunch menu Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Executive Chef is creating! 

We had so much fun with these cute kiddos and Chef cooking up some scrumptious samples for our 12th Annual 5k,10k & Fun Run for Kids Cancer The kids created beignets. They decorated pancakes. They made the best mess and ate all the sugar. Stay tuned… we will start sharing all the goodness Chef is planning next week. 

Thank you to our presenting sponsor Red Ventures and our Brunch sponsors Firebirds Wood Fired GrillTito’s Handmade Vodka and NoDa Brewing Company for helping us create the best event yet! Special thank you to Chef Chuck Asher and Swanson-Girard & Associates for hosting our messy fun in their kitchen!

Get registered and don’t forget to add on the BRUNCH and drink option when you do:  5kforkidscancer.com