These mornings will provide motivating examples of all kinds of women running their own businesses and making a difference throughout Charlotte. Following the women’s panel, the morning will conclude with an opportunity to learn about Isabella Santos Foundation’s (ISF) mission for rare pediatric cancers. Attendees will learn about the global pediatric cancer program being built in Charlotte as we raise funds to provide more personalized treatment and improve survivor rates for kids with rare cancers. There is no cost for the event to you; however, our hope is you will be inspired to support ISF. Learn more about what ISF is raising money for.
Due to the overwhelming response to our ‘In The Company of Women’ event, in-person attendance is FULL for both March 8th & March 9th! Although we wish everyone could experience this powerful event in person, we have added a YOU TUBE LIVE STREAM both mornings for those who would like to join us from afar. Watch live on YouTube here (9:30-11:30AM): Tuesday, March 8th Live Stream Event | Wednesday, March 9th Live Stream Event
*Vaccinations required. Safety protocols will be followed per the current health environment.
DATE & TIME
March 8 or 9, 2022 | 9:00am – 11:30am
8:45am: Registration Opens
9:00-9:30: Mingle & Mimosas
9:30: Program will Promptly Begin
Carmel Country Club
4735 Carmel Road | Charlotte, NC 28226
Hints of purple attire. Why?
Purple: the color of International Women’s Day & Isabella’s favorite. So let’s welcome spring with shades of purple & spring looks!
WINE PULL RAFFLE
Each event attendee brings 1 bottle of wine to donate. Buy raffle tickets for $30 to have a chance to win a portion of donated wine. Multiple winners will be pulled.
What Does the Money Raised Benefit?
One size fits all does not work with childhood cancer.
Moving away from kitchen-sink chemo to individualized, targeted therapies is one way we will beat childhood cancer. It’s time to attack the cancer. Not the whole body.
Proceeds from the ISF In The Company of Women Breakfast at Carmel Country Club will fund Precision Medicine for patients being treated under the Isabella Santos Foundation Rare & Solid Tumor Program at Levine Children’s. Precision medicine, not covered under insurance, creates personalized treatment plans for each child, treating each child’s tumor specifically, like an IEP in school or a custom-tailored suit.
Our goal is to raise $200,000 to provide precision medicine for 130+ patients. Every $1,500 raised provides Precision Medicine for one rare and solid tumor patient which gives doctors and researchers the ability to:
- UNDERSTAND: Sequence and analyze a child’s tumor. Understand what mutations are driving that unique tumor to be cancer. The more that is understood about cancer, the cleaner, and more effective treatments become.
- TARGETED TREATMENT: Doctors use the information they know about each tumor’s genetic makeup to add targeted drugs onto the standard of care, with the goal of increasing the efficacy of treatment. As they continue to gain a better understanding and have more data of what is beating cancer for kids, they hope to leave “kitchen sink chemo” behind and eventually move to treatment regimens that attack cancer alone – not the rest of the body.
- DISCOVER: understanding tumors and which mutations are causing cancers to continue growing helps discover targets to treat based on. Researchers can work from already-FDA-approved drugs which target those markers to discover new treatments. For instance, maybe a drug that was developed for osteoporosis, or Alzheimer’s, could actually shrink a child’s tumor.
Event Emcee | Page Fehling: Author, Speaker & Podcast Host
With more than 25 years of experience in broadcast journalism and professional development training, and almost 6’0″ of height, Page Fehling sets the bar high both literally and figuratively when it comes to extraordinary communication. Page is a third generation speaker and facilitator who grew up just outside of Washington, D.C., and graduated from UNC – Chapel Hill. She was a Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras (si, se habla espanol), an NBC Page (yes, she was, “Page-the-Page”) in New York, and a news anchor in both Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C. (she woke up at 2:00 a.m. to be on live TV five hours a day for more than a decade; excuse her while she sneaks in a nap). Her favorite role, however, has always been as a teacher. Helping guide fellow humans into being their best selves both at work and at home makes Page tick.
Page and her husband Jake co-host the award-winning “Date Night with Jake and Page” podcast and are co-authors of, “Holy Crap, We’re Pregnant.” They, along with their three kids and four pets, live on the same street as 20 other family members and no one has killed each other yet. If that’s not evidence of good communication skills then we don’t know what is.
Each morning will include a panel of 6 exceptional Charlotte women who will share what inspires them in their work and among their community.