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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Red Ventures Named Title Sponsor of Isabella Santos Foundation 5K 10K for Kids Cancer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – July 1, 2019 – The Isabella Santos Foundation (ISF) announced today that Red Ventures will the presenting sponsor of its 12th Annual 5K/10K for Kids Cancer taking place on Saturday, Sept. 28.

“I am excited for two organizations I support to partner for the Isabella Santos 5K/10K,” said Jacob Virgil, senior associate at Red Ventures. “Red Ventures’ support of the Isabella Santos Foundation speaks to what I love about the Red Ventures culture—supporting employees’ efforts to leave the wood pile higher than we found it.”

The race and post-race celebration will take place from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at Ballantyne Corporate Park located at 15801 Brixham Hill Avenue in Charlotte. The family-friendly event provides fun for the entire family including: brunch; silent auction and raffle; and Kids Zone with games, face painting, slides, jump house and photo booth.

“As we celebrate the 12th year of our 5K/10K for Kids Cancer, we are thrilled to have Red Ventures as the presenting sponsor of our flagship event,” said Erin Santos, executive director and president of the Isabella Santos Foundation. “They are an amazing community partner and we look forward to teaming up on this amazing partnership that will greatly benefit our local pediatric cancer community.”

Registration fees vary and participants may register individually or as a team. For more information or to register and brunch with ISF, visit https://isabellasantosfoundation.org/annual-5k-for-kids-cancer/.

About Red Ventures

Founded in 2000, Red Ventures is a portfolio of growing digital businesses that bring consumers and brands together through integrated e-commerce, strategic partnerships and many proprietary brands including Bankrate, AllConnect.com and Reviews.com. Headquartered south of Charlotte, NC, Red Ventures has over 3,000 employees in offices across the US, as well as London and Sao Paulo. For more information, visit www.redventures.com.

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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Jenni Walker – Walker PR Group – 980-339-8041-office/704-649-6571-cell

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BRIXX WOOD FIRED PIZZA PRESENTS $10,000 CHECK TO ISABELLA SANTOS FOUNDATION JUNE 19, 2019

Charlotte-Born-and-Bred Restaurant Donates $10,000 to the Isabella Santos Foundation, a Local Charity Dedicated to Improving the Lives of Pediatric Cancer Patients and Their Families

CHARLOTTE, NC – From May 20 through May 26, 2019, locally owned Brixx Wood Fired Pizza pledged to donate 100% of Kid’s meal sales to the Isabella Santos Foundation. Brixx raised a total of $10,000 during the fundraiser – that’s almost 2,000 kid’s pizzas! – which will go directly to improving pediatric cancer research and treatment options.

On June 19, 2019, Brixx presented their donation at Seacrest Studios inside Levine Children’s Hospital. In attendance were members of the Isabella Santos Foundation staff, Brixx partners and Charlotte-area store managers.

“We have been very fortunate in our company and feel it is our duty to give back tot he communities we are part of,” says Barbara Morgan, partner, and Cheif Finacial Officer for Brixx Wood Fired Pizza. “Every child should have the chance to grow up healthy, live their lives and make their dreams come true. We are a family- and community- oriented restaurant, and it certainly shows in the huge number of people who stopped in and bought kids’ meals in support of this incredible cause.”

Brixx Wood Fired Pizza is owned by New South Pizza, Inc. Brixx is located in North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia, Ohio and Indiana. Brixx includes both company-owned restaurants and franchise locations. More information, including a complete menu, is available at brixxpizza.com.

For more information about Brixx’s community involvement, please click here.

Calling All Members for Isabella’s Run Team

Endurance running program supports Isabella Santos Foundation

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – June 3, 2019 – The Isabella Santos Foundation (ISF) is recruiting members for its Isabella’s Run Team.

Open to all running levels, Isabella’s Run Team is an endurance running program for individuals to raise money for the Isabella Santos Foundation while training for races throughout the area. Starting in June, the team will train as one group in memory of Isabella Santos who passed away from Neuroblastoma at age seven. Each member will participate in one or more races that work best for their individual schedule and the entire group will also participate in the Isabella Santos Foundation 12th Annual 5K/10K for Kids Canceron Saturday, Sept. 28. 

Sponsored by Pure Barre Ballantyne, Isabella’s Run Team can accommodate any level of fitness and will provide training plans for the race of your choice, whether it be a 5K, marathon, or triathlon. The team will also provide weekend long runs and weekday run options; team swag; socials; camaraderie and motivation. All that’s required to join is a small donation of $50 to kick-start your fundraising page as you work towards a fundraising goal of at least $500. To sign up, visit https://isabellasantosfoundation.org/run-team/.

“The Isabella Run Team is a great way to train with a purpose and to raise money to help us build the best pediatric cancer hospital,” said Erin Santos, executive director and president of the Isabella Santos Foundation. “We appreciate the dedication and efforts of our Isabella Run Team members and sponsors who go above and beyond to support our mission and to impact our local pediatric cancer community.”

“The Run Team has grown into a group of athletes who enjoy training together while also supporting an amazing cause. Between getting up for early morning runs or having to keep pushing when you’re fatigued, training for a race is naturally challenging, but having Isabella’s name on my shirt gives me the motivation that I need to know that I can get through it,” said Brian Levy, head coach for Isabella’s Run Team. “Our goal for 2019 is to provide the resources to as many athletes as possible to help them prepare for their goal race, and also to continue supporting and raising awareness for the Isabella Santos Foundation so that we can move one step closer to beating this disease. Having Pure Barre join the team as a sponsor this year is very exciting; they will be a great partner to help us achieve our goals.”

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][=tion.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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Jenni Walker – Walker PR Group – 980-339-8041-office/704-649-6571-cell

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Isabella Santos Foundation Announces 2019 Board of Directors

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – May 13, 2019 – The Isabella Santos Foundation (ISF) announced today its slate of 2019 Board Members. 

  • Neil Aldridge, Global Channel Partnerships, Gold Group Enterprises
  • Meredith Dean, Seacrest Studios Program Coordinator at Levine Children’s Hospital & Founder at the Dean’s List
  • Matt DuBois, Owner, Centurion Entertainment
  • Suzie Ford, Owner, NoDa Brewing Company
  • Charlotte Guice, Owner, Charlotte Guice Designs, LLC
  • Jay Levell, Partner, White Point Partners
  • Jacob Lewison, Marketing Manager, QCarolina Restaurants, LLC
  • Jonathan McFadden, Content Strategist/CopyWriter, Lending Tree
  • Tim Miner, Co-Founder, Charlotte is Creative, Co-Host Creative Mornings
  • Barbara Morgan, Owner, Brixx Pizza
  • Jennifer Pope, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology MD, Atrium Health
  • Blair Primis, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Talent Management, OrthoCarolina
  • Sandra Szoke, Partner, Impact Marketing Partners
  • Jacob Virgil, Senior Associate & SEO Lead, Red Ventures
  • Matt Yarmey, Owner, Pure Intentions Coffee

“We are very grateful for our incredible board of directors who bring amazing talent and experience in serving our organization and in impacting our local pediatric cancer community,” said Erin Santos executive director and president of the Isabella Santos Foundation. “Their dedication personally and through their respective companies is one of the reasons why Charlotte is the best city with the most giving community. We are proud to have them behind us.”  

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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CONTACT:

Jenni Walker – Walker PR Group – 980-339-8041-office/704-649-6571-cell

jenni@walkerprgroup.com