Press Mentions

December 2018

Charlotte’s unsung heroes: They made Charlotte better in 2018 (Charlotte Observer)

Lead-lined Room for Treatment of Rare Childhood Cancer Opens in Charlotte (North Carolina Health News)

Carolina has Heart:  Santa runs to give back (WCNC)

Year Around Giving: The Charlotte Women in Non-Profit (Scoop Charlotte)

Housing Opportunity Foundation Names Erin Santos as 2018 Humanitarian of the Year (Housing Opportunity Foundation)

November 2018

Special cancer treatment room opening at Charlotte children’s hospital (WBTV)

How this $1M donation at Levine Children’s Hospital aids treatment of rare cancer (Charlotte Business Journal)

Rising Spotlight: Handbags, Heels, and Horsepower (WCCB Rising)

October 2018

Fighting Cancer Together (Charlotte Weekly)

Isabella Santos Foundation 5K and 10K For Kids Cancer Raises $225,000 (Carolina Business Connection)

Levine Children’s Hospital Receives $100,000 Check from Isabella Santos Foundation (Carolina Business Connection)

September 2018

West Forsyth amputee runs 5K race six months after surgery (Winston Salem Journal)

Families race through Ballantyne to raise money for kids cancer research (NBC WCNC)

September is childhood cancer awareness month (NBC WCNC)

#MollysKids: A Gift from Cancer Messed With_ and Isabella Santos Foundation (WBTV)

Isabella Santos Foundation 5K & 10K  (Fox 46 Good Day)

How patients are receiving world-class care at Levine Children’s Hospital (NBC WCNC Charlotte Today)

August 2018

Lace Up Your Shoes for a Great Cause: The Isabella Santos Foundation (WCCB Charlotte’s CW)

Mom Running 5K Just Months After Losing Foot to Cancer (ABC News 13: N.C.)

Isabella Santos Foundation Presents $100,000 Check to Levine Children’s Hospital (Carolina Business Connection)

Texas Hold’em raises $45K for cancer foundation (Charlotte Weekly)

July 2018

Isabella Santos Foundation 5K and 10K for Kids Cancer to Race Through Ballantyne – Sept 29 (Carolina Business Connection)

June 2018

ISF Platelet Drive with Erin Santos (WBTV)

Visiting the Isabella Santos Foundation Platelet Drive at Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (Wilson’s World)

How donating platelets can save local lives (WCNC Charlotte Today)

Platelet Drive In Memory of Isabella Santos – June 21-28 (WCNC)

Platelet Drive in Memory of Isabella Santos – June 21-28 (Carolina Business Connection)

April 2018

ISF Commits $5 Million to Create Rare & Solid Tumor Program at Levine Children’s Hospital (Atrium Health Foundation)

Levine Children’s Hospital gets $5M for cancer fight (WSOCTV)

Atrium Health’s Levine Children’s Hospital announces $5 million donation from Isabella Santos Foundation (WBTV)

$5 Million Has Been Donated to Treat Childhood Cancers by a Foundation Set Up by Parents (Patient Worthy)

New specialized treatment room coming to Levine Children’s Hospital, care of Isabella Santos (WBTV)

Levine Children’s Hospital Gets One Of Its Largest Donations in History (Spectrum News – Raleigh)

$5M donation will create ‘rare and solid tumor’ program at Levine (WCNC)

Pediatric cancer care gets $5M boost from Isabella Santos Foundation (Charlotte Business Journal)

March 2018

 Jersey Mike’s to donate 100% of sales Wednesday to local charities (WCNC)

February 2018

New cancer vaccine yields strong results (WBIR)

2010-2017 Press Mentions

February 2017

Erin Santos of the Isabella Santos Foundation: FACES of Charlotte (StyleBlueprint)

April 2016

Roaring Riot Partners With Cam Newton Foundation for 2016 Season (The Black and Blue Review)

March 2016

Roaring Riot Raises Thousands for Charity (TWC News)

December 2015

A “Roaring” Panthers Tailgate Party (Fox 46 Charlotte)

January 2015

Inaugural Ballantyne Ball raises funds for Isabella Santos Foundation (The Charlotte Weekly)

September 2014

What Cancer Left Behind (The Huffington Post)

September 2013

5K for Kids Cancer Run (WCNC NBC Charlotte)

Cause for Hope in Fight Against Childhood Cancer (ABC News Online)

Erin and Grant Santos promote the 6th annual 5k for Kids Cancer (Woody & Wilcox – 106.9 The End)

5K for Kids’ Cancer race in honor of 7-year-old cancer victim (

Childhood Cancer Awareness (Charlotte Today)

The 6th annual 5K for Kids Cancer; Taking action for childhood cancer (Woody & Wilcox – 106.9 The End)

Wilson promotes the 6th annual 5K for Kids Cancer (WCCB News Rising)

Awareness… what a bullsh*t word (The Huffington Post)

Smarty Mom: Erin Santos (Charlotte Smarty Pants)

August 2013

Isabella Santos Foundation hosts race Sept. 21 (Ballantyne Magazine)

Samantha Busch hosts an ice cream party in honor of Isabella Santos (Lake Norman Magazine)

Fundraiser honors Isabella’s memory (South Charlotte News)

July 2013

A Mother’s Mission: Spreading Wishes to Kids with Cancer (

What Makes You Feel Alive? (The Flairist)

Poignant Social Media Campaign Asks Everyone to Make 3 Wishes for Kids with Cancer (

June 2013

Erin Santos Launches Touching Social Media Campaign To Raise Awareness Of Neuroblastoma, Rare Cancer That Took Her Daughter Isabella’s Life (Medical Daily)

Social media campaign: What would you wish for a kid with cancer? (New York Daily News)

Isabella may be gone, but her happiness lives in all of us (WBTV News: Reporter’s Notebook)

The one year anniversary of Isabella Santos’ passing (WBTV News Charlotte)

Isabella Santos Foundation talks #ISF3Wishes Campaign (WCNC NBC Charlotte – VIDEO)

Kyle Busch Foundation and Isabella Santos Foundation host #ISF3Wishes party (WBTV News Charlotte)

Samantha Busch throws ice cream party at Levine Children’s Hospital (News 14 Carolinas)

May 2013

Post a selfie in support of #ISF3Wishes and Childhood Cancer Awareness (Grown People Talking)

April 2013

Study links air pollution to childhood cancer (WCCB News Charlotte)

Isabella Santos Foundation seeks nominations for the Isabella Santos Award (WBTV News Charlotte)

September 2012

Erin joins Tera Blake to discuss 5K for Kids Cancer (WCCB Fox News Rising – VIDEO)

July 2012

Foundation’s mission carries on for Isabella (Charlotte Weekly)

Funding research through their daughter’s fight (pg 22) (Endurance Magazine)

June 2011

Wilson Shows Us How To Save Lives By Donating Blood (WCCB Fox News Rising – VIDEO)

November 2010

Holiday gifts can help hearts & bodies (WBTV News Charlotte – VIDEO)