March Give Back Opportunities In Honor of Isabella Santos for Pediatric Cancer

A Young Girl’s Legacy Leads to Change for Pediatric Cancer Care

During the entire month of March, we will celebrate our founder Isabella’s birthday month.  She would have turned 16 years old on March 9th.  Even almost 9 years later, Isabella remains at the heart of why we exist.  She is why ISF began and her three wishes are what our foundation is built on.  Thanks to your incredible support over all these years, we continue to help kids beat cancer, grow hair, and live their dreams in Isabella’s name.

We invite you to celebrate Isabella’s big legacy with us this month.  During the entire month of March, we have many opportunities for you to make a difference in honor of and all that she continues to inspire for pediatric cancer.  Thank you to those local businesses who have committed to helping raise funds for childhood cancer research in March!


🌟 Star Light Star Bright Luminary Dedication Event, March 9th 

On the evening of what would have been Isabella’s 16th birthday, March 9th, ISF will light luminaries at a private event to signify the hope and change Isabella’s legacy has brought to the world.  Although our Star Light Star Bright event is not open to the public, you can participate by purchasing a luminary dedication in honor of someone you know who has been affected by cancer.  We have absolutely loved receiving dedications!  Tune in the evening of March 9th, we will stream on Facebook & Instagram Live.  

Proceeds from the event will support the research of Dr. Giselle Sholler at Levine Children’s.  Learn about the clinical trial she is working on. Our goal is $100,000. Purchase luminary dedication 

[Presented by Lake Norman Chrysler|Dodge|Jeep|Ram & Scott Clark Auto Group]

🩸ISF Blood Drive, March 6-9

You can make such a difference in someone’s life by just sharing your time to donate blood!  Isabella’s annual birthday drive which will run Sat, March 6 – Tues, March 9th at two locations: Isabella Santos Center in Ballantyne | 12239 N. Community House Road & Charlotte Center | 4447 South Blvd. Schedule your appointment 

For every platelet or blood donation, OneBlood will donate $10 to the ISF to help make a difference for kids fighting cancer. In addition, all donors will receive a wellness check, including a COVID-19 antibody test, cholesterol, and blood pressure. The antibody test will indicate if the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to the virus, regardless of whether they ever showed symptoms. OneBlood has implemented additional social distancing safety protocols to protect donors and staff.  Appointments are required.

🧁 SAS Cupcakes Star Light Star Bright Fundraiser, March 5-9th 

Stop by SAS Cupcakes (9941 Rea Road, Charlotte, NC) anytime between March 5-9, and $1.00 of every delicious “Shining Star” cupcake will be donated to ISF! If you can’t get to the shop, you can still help kids with rare cancers by ordering a dozen cupcakes to be shipped to any home or office!

A perfect way to send a little love to college kids, family, friends, or coworkers you haven’t seen in a while.  Cupcakes arrive in about 4-7 days. Order online with proceeds to ISF from today – March 9th! Order here

🥰 Providence Plastic Surgery & Skin Center, March 1- March 31

The Purple HydraFacial is customized just for ISF! This 60-minute treatment includes a dermaplane, cleanse, microdermabrasion, skin booster, and eye perk. For each Purple HydraFacial sold during March Providence Plastic Surgery & Skin Center will be giving back $100. to ISF

Buy anytime in March. Schedule anytime before 12/31/21. 

Order Here

💜 Create a March Facebook Fundraiser 

In honor of your birthday or even Isabella’s on March 9th, we would be honored if you celebrated with us by hosting a Facebook Fundraiser for ISF!  Such a positive way to use social media!  All you have to do is set a fundraising goal, choose an end date, write something personal about why you’re raising money, and give your fundraiser a title. Click “create” and your friends will see the fundraiser in their News Feeds and get a notification letting them know you’re raising for a cause.

Many times fundraisers blow right past the $200 automatically set goal.  Know you can set your own custom goal or continue to increase your goal as you meet it! Set up your fundraiser here.

💟 Join the Club Level Monthly Donor Club

Making a monthly donation (of any amount!) is the most efficient way you can help bring change to the future of pediatric cancer care. It helps us predict consistent revenue to fund life-changing cancer care and you only have to set your donation once to make a difference all year long.  And how memorable to make this commitment in celebration of all that Isabella has inspired!

March is such a special month for Isabella’s mom, family, and for us here at ISF.  So to thank you for signing up to give monthly during Isabella’s birth month, we will send you a special gift that you can set out in your home to remind you daily of the impact you are helping make. Become a monthly donor here.

😋 Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving, March 1 – March 31  |  Day of Giving, March 31 

Jersey Mike’s annual Month of Giving is back and we are so excited!  Join us for the entire month of March by eating at Jersey Mike’s, use the coupons below, and buy a cookie.  100% of cookie sales come back to ISF all month long.  Come back on Wednesday, March 31st for “Day of Giving” and buy a sub (or 10) because 100% of sales will come back to ISF on this day.  Whether customers order a sub, a catered meal, or even a bag of chips, Jersey Mike’s will donate every single dollar – and we mean all of it – not just the profit!  So Mark your calendar, eat at Jersey Mike’s, order to-go or delivery for your family or zoom meetings, and help us spread the sub buzz!  More details and coupons.

There are many options for order and delivery so that everyone can enjoy a delicious sub safely.

❤️ Hilliard Studio Method 100% Give-Back Class, March 29 @ 4PM

Register for this powerful online Zoom class and 100% of your $20 fee comes back to ISF.  Workout from the comfort of your home with this live-streamed class on March 29th at 4PM. 

Unique, powerful, and unparalleled, Hilliard Studio Method is a core-centric, Pilates-based workout that uses the latest techniques to get your heart-rate pumping and the sweat dripping. This high-energy, low-impact workout incorporates weights and resistance training for a total body workout at any age or stage of life.

HSM at Home is our most personalized approach to at-home workouts! See your friends, chat with your trainer and raise funds for pediatric cancer through this Zoom class! 

  • March 29th at 4PM
  • Live Streamed

REGISTER for the Donation Class here.

🥗 Sanctuary Bistro Benefit Dinner Series, March 10-13 

Get TAKE-OUT from Sanctuary Bistro from March 10 – 13 & 15% will be donated to ISF to help raise funds for rare pediatric cancer research.  How do you help?

  • Visit
  • Choose Take-Out Menu
  • Put in your order
  • In ‘Special Notes’ type in “Isabella Santos Benefit”
  • Pay and head to Sanctuary Bistro to pick it up. 

Sanctuary Bistro is a neighborhood plant-based bistro created for your mind, body, & spirit the animals, and the earth. French-inspired cuisine for dinner with a more American-inspired lunch and brunch. They are vegan and gluten-free and use as much organic produce, spices, oil as the growing area will allow. They have created a sanctuary space with compassion as a mission as they work hard to give to the local community and hope others are able to enjoy it as their own Sanctuary. 

⛳️ Participate in Wells Fargo Championship’s Birdies for Charlotte Charities, Now until May 5th 

We are excited to be a part of a fundraising program this year, Wells Fargo Championship Birdies for Charlotte Charities.  Think of it like your child’s boosterthon fun run at school… but instead of pledging for laps, you pledge for birdies.  Make a pledge of one cent or more for every “Birdie” made by the PGA TOUR Pros during the Wells Fargo Championship. (Let’s back up for those not familiar with golf.  What is a Birdie? – In golf, par is the expected score on each hole and a birdie is one stroke below par for the hole.)

Upon completion of the tournament, you will be charged for your resulting pledge amount, ISF will receive 100% of the amount pledged by donors electing to support ISF, as well as an additional 5% match of the ISF fundraising total from the Wells Fargo Championship.

Make your pledge now through May 5th HERE. Then tune in to the championship from May 6-9 to see how many “birdies” there are in 2021. (Note: in 2019, there were a total of 1,434 birdies). As an example, if 1,500 birdies are made during the 2021 event, a 1 cent pledge = $15 total donation to ISF, a 3 cents pledge = $45 donation etc….

You can also make a flat donation not tied to birdies. For flat donations, the minimum is $20.

The minimum birdie pledge is $.01 and the maximum pledge is $1.00. The last day to submit a pledge is Wednesday, May 5, 2021. 

Visit the Birdies for Charlotte Charities website for more details.