ISF In The Company of Women Breakfast
March 8 & 9, 2022

We invite you to join us as a Table Captain for the ISF In The Company of Women Breakfast, March 8 or 9, 2022.  Host a table and make a difference for kids with cancer.

Erin & Isabella Santos

In celebration of International Women’s Day and Isabella’s 17th birthday, In The Company of Women event will encompass a panel of exceptional and influential women of Charlotte who will share what inspires them in their work and among their community. Stylists and jewelers, chefs and designers, leaders and philanthropists – together these women paint a beautiful picture of what Charlotte is made of. Emceed by Page Fehling, we guarantee an uplifting morning over mimosas and breakfast.

These mornings are designed to provide motivating examples of all kinds of women running their own businesses and making a difference throughout Charlotte. The morning will conclude with an opportunity to learn about Isabella Santos Foundation’s (ISF) mission for rare pediatric cancers. Attendees will hear about the global pediatric cancer program being built in Charlotte as we raise money for a new type of targeted therapy, Precision Medicine, for program patients.  Learn more about the mornings here. 

We invite you to become a Table Captain… bring your friends, your family, and your colleagues together to the 2022 In The Company of  Women Breakfast

Table Captains are the reason for the success of the annual ISF Breakfast. Table Captains utilize their personal network of friends and colleagues whom they believe will be moved by the mission of ISF. Come together with your guests to listen to powerful women panelists over breakfast and mimosas. We guarantee this is guaranteed to be an uplifting morning. There is no cost for the event to you or to your guest, but there is an expectation that guests will give a donation of support to ISF.  Host a table and make a difference for kids with rare cancers.

*Vaccinations required. Safety protocols will be followed per the current health environment.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A TABLE CAPTAIN?

  • Table Captains commit to filling a table of 10 (9 guests & yourself) for one of the mornings. Table Co-Captains commit to filling half a table (4 guests & yourself).
  • Invite your friends & family as a guest, encourage them to plan to make a gift of support to ISF at the breakfast.
  • Table Captains are the backbone of ensuring a successful event.  As the official recruiters for the breakfast, we partner with our Table Captains to help spread the word about the work of ISF to encourage friends, family, & colleagues to build a community of hope together. Table Captains are NOT financially obligated to pre-purchase seats, there is NO penalty for not filling the table – just try your best!

OK, I’M IN!  WHAT DO I DO NOW?

  • Email ISF us to register as a Table Captain: info@isabellasantosfoundation.org
  • Start inviting your guests. Filling your table begins with extending an invitation.  Invite friends, family, neighbors, colleagues – whomever you feel may have interest in ISF’s mission.  Invite guests by phone, text, email, Evite, or social media!  Here is the event page you can send out to your network.
  • Register your guests with ISF Event Coordinator (we will help you with this).  Pre-registration is required as this helps us plan the event & communication details directly with all your guests.
  • March 1, 2022 is the FINAL deadline to receive your guest names.  We will begin seating arrangements at this time.

TABLE CAPTAIN TIPS

  • Determine a fundraising goal!
  • Don’t wait until the last minute.  Getting on people’s schedules earlier gives you the highest likelihood of successfully filling your table.  Even if they don’t reserve their seats right away, your potential guests will be aware of the breakfast and of your desire to have them attend.
  • How should I fill my table?  Put together a list of people you’d like to invite.  Think of who would enjoy hearing from women speakers.  And since this is a fundraising event, think about who will have fun supporting ISF financially.  Think about all of your circles – your friends, family, neighbors, co-works, clients.
  • What should I tell my potential guests?
    • Begin by sharing your passion for ISF and the critical work we do to further pediatric cancer care.
    • Let them know this breakfast will be uplifting, will be inspiring, and guaranteed to be one of a kind morning!
    • We are encouraging all guests to wear purple.  Why purple?  Purple is the color of International Women’s Day and Isabella’s favorite color! (this is also stated on the invitation)
    • The ISF In The Company of Women Breakfast is a very important fundraising event.  Although the event is free, your guest will be asked to make a financial donation at the event no matter how big or small.  These mornings will potentially help provide a new kind of cancer treatment, Precision Medicine, to 100 kids if we reach our fundraising goal of $150,000.
    • As the event approaches, don’t forget to remind and thank your guests!

WHAT DOES THE MONEY RAISED BENEFIT?

Isabella, 2005-2012

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 $150,000 to provide precision medicine for 100 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.