Interns Hit Over $50,000 in Fundraising in Last Leg of ISF Summer Intern Program

Written by Marketing Coordinator, Amanda DiFabio 

Cheers to our summer interns for hitting over $50,000 raised in fundraising for childhood cancer!! This is a big milestone for our group, and we are so proud of all they have been able to accomplish this far. With just a few weeks left in our program, we can’t wait to see the friendly competition pick up, and the leaderboard move and shake!

It’s that time of the week to give special shoutouts to the teams and individual interns that have stood out in our program, and have worked hard to help us make a difference. 

Top Fundraising Teams

Cure Creators 

Led by lead Halle Mckellar


Queen City Fighters 

Led by lead Shannon Margies 


The Unstoppables

Led by lead Rain Jacobs


Top Individual Fundraisers

Mallory Morgan 

Team The Unstoppables 


Halle McKellar (lead)

Team Cure Creators 


Matthew Kupreanik

Team Cure Creators 


For the past few weeks our intern teams have been focused on an important challenge: The Sponsor Sprint. They were tasked with networking and reaching out to local businesses about sponsoring with ISF for our 5K For Kids Cancer and Black & White Bowtie Ball. One team was lucky enough to secure TWO sponsorships during this time! Way to go team Cancer Cavaliers for working hard to bring in 2 silver level sponsorships. The Cancer Cavalier team lead Jack Hyland and co-lead Angie Pulsinelli are determined to secure even more sponsorships before the end of the program. 

One of the coolest, and most endearing field trips we have gotten to take with our interns was to the Ronald McDonald House in Charlotte. The RMH’s mission is “to provide a safe, affordable and caring home-away-from-home for the families of children receiving treatment in Charlotte-area medical facilities. Families are stronger when they are together, and this is never more important than when a child is sick or injured. During this uncertain time, the presence of a familiar face eases the strain of medical uncertainty.”

Some of our program leads and volunteers had the opportunity to cook dinner for the families currently staying at the RMH. They got to not only learn about another mission ISF supports and works closely with, but engage with families on a personal level. Prior to this day, our Change Makers virtually met with Ronald McDonald House of Greater Charlotte CEO Denise Cubbedge to learn more from one of it biggest leaders. They also put together wish list bags to bring with them for the families. It was the highlight of the summer!

Stay tuned for more to come in the final weeks of the ISF Summer Intern Program. Our Change Makers aren’t done just yet!