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GIVE BLOOD AND SAVE A CHILD’S LIFE

GIVE BLOOD AND SAVE A CHILD’S LIFE

Isabella Santos Foundation to partner with OneBlood for community blood drive

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 2, 2020) The Isabella Santos Foundation (ISF) is teaming up with OneBlood on March 7-9th, to host blood drives throughout the Charlotte area on what would have been Isabella’s 15th birthday to honor her life and legacy. Isabella Santos passed away at age seven from a five-year battle with neuroblastoma, a rare type of pediatric cancer. During her treatment, she received numerous blood and platelet transfusions. “OneBlood has been an incredible partner and supporter throughout Isabella’s cancer journey and with our efforts to carry on her legacy to impact the lives of children with cancer,” says Erin Santos, executive director and president of the Isabella Santos Foundation. “We hope you will join us to help honor Isabella’s life and legacy bringing in a record number of blood units for our community over these several days.”

This will be the Isabella Santos Foundation’s largest blood drive yet with locations and mobile units across the city. For every confirmed donation, OneBlood will generously donate $10 back to ISF.  

“We have long valued our relationship with the Isabella Santos Foundation, which is the spirit and manifestation of Isabella’s legacy of community support and caring,” said Martin Grable, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development at OneBlood. “It is very rewarding to partner with such a passionate and highly successful group of people dedicated to raising awareness of rare childhood cancers. We encourage the public to make a difference by rolling up their sleeves and giving blood in memory of Isabella [Santos] and to save local lives.”

Check out the full list of March 7-9 donation locations and times below: 

Isabella Santos Center in Ballantyne

12239 N. Community House Road

Saturday & Sunday, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Monday, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Charlotte Center

4447 South Blvd

Saturday & Sunday, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Monday, 10 am to 8:00 pm

OneBlood’s Big Red Bus Mobile Units

Isabella Santos Center

12239 N. Community House, Charlotte

Saturday, 8:00 am – 3 pm

Stonecrest /Jersey Mike’s

7716 Rea Road, Charlotte

Saturday & Sunday, 12 pm to 5 pm

OrthoCarolina

1915 Randolph Rd, Charlotte

Monday, 9:00 am to 4 pm

NoDa Brewing

2921 N. Tryon St

Sunday, 12 am to 5 pm

Appointments can be made here.

To view the ISF Blood Drive social share kit, click here.

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 nearly $4 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 www.isabellasantosfoundation.org or connect with ISF on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

About OneBlood

OneBlood is the local nonprofit, community-based blood center and the primary blood supplier to the region’s hospitals. OneBlood collects blood and blood products from volunteer donors in the community to return to the community at the lowest possible cost consistent with the highest possible standards. OneBlood is a member of America’s Blood Centers, North America’s largest network of community-based, independent blood centers that provide more than 50 percent of the nation’s blood supply. For more information on hosting a blood drive or donating blood in your area, click here. Connect with OneBlood on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

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CHANGE FOR PEDIATRIC CANCER IS JUST A FEW BITES AWAY

CHANGE FOR PEDIATRIC CANCER IS JUST A FEW BITES AWAY

Isabella Santos Foundation Kicks off “Month of Giving” with partner Jersey Mike’s in March 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Feb. 27, 2020) The Isabella Santos Foundation (ISF) is joining forces again this year with its charitable partner, Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurants. Jersey Mike’s Subs has 43 participating locations throughout the greater Charlotte area. For the Annual March “Month of Giving” campaign to raise funds for pediatric cancer research, customers can make a donation to the Isabella Santos Foundation at any participating Jersey Mike’s restaurants. Proceeds from 100% of the cookie sales at the participating Jersey Mike’s restaurants during the month of March will also go back to the Isabella Santos Foundation.

The pinnacle of the campaign will be on Jersey Mike’s “Day of Giving” on Wednesday, March 25, when all 43 of the participating Jersey Mike’s restaurants will give 100 percent of the day’s sales directly to the Isabella Santos Foundation.

On Day of Giving, nationwide, local Jersey Mike’s owners and operators will donate their resources and every single dollar that comes in towards more than 200 different charities including hospitals, youth organizations, food banks and more. 

In 2019, $167,319.87 was raised during Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving for the Isabella Santos Foundation and pediatric cancer research! Since 2018 more than $300,000 has been raised!

“As a brand, Jersey Mike’s is very passionate about giving back. We don’t give to get, we give to give,” says Jersey Mike’s Charlotte Franchise Owner, Nick Smith. He continues, “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.  Erin Santos and her amazing team’s commitment to finding a cure for pediatric cancer is 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.” 

For a list of the 43 participating restaurants in the greater Charlotte area and for more information on how you can show your support, visit the ISF website here. Everyone is invited to come into a local Jersey Mike’s restaurant and enjoy a delicious sub meal.

Last year’s Month of Giving campaign raised more than $7.3 million for 200 local charities nationwide. Since 2010, Jersey Mike’s locations throughout the country have raised more than $41 million for local charities and distributed more than 2 million free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes. 

“I just wanted to take a minute to say thank you to you and the entire Jersey Mike’s crew for the generous Month of Giving to the Isabella Santos Foundation,” says Melissa Scanlon, Charlotte Cancer Mom. “My daughter was diagnosed with cancer on her 3rd birthday and received outstanding care at Levine Children’s so I know firsthand what you are helping to support there. ISF has done so much to expand the treatment options for children and support these families in our community. Your donation and partnership are huge in making that happen.”

For more information about Jersey Mike’s Subs Month of Giving and how you can support the Isabella Santos Foundation during the month of March, learn more here.

For images from last year’s campaign, please click here.

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 $4 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 www.isabellasantosfoundation.org or connect with ISF on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Jersey Mike’s Subs

Jersey Mike’s, a fast-casual sub sandwich franchise with more than 1,500 locations open and under development nationwide, believes that making a sub sandwich and making a difference can be one and the same.  Jersey Mike’s offers A Sub Above®, serving authentic fresh sliced subs on freshly baked bread – the same recipe it started within 1956 – and is passionate about giving back to its local communities. For more information, please visit www.jerseymikes.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter

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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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