Endurance running program supports Isabella Santos Foundation
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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