September 28th is going to be the “BEST DAY EVER!”

Our 5K/10K BRUNCH on September 28 is going to be a no-joke kind of brunch. We aren’t talking about just donuts and simply eggs and bacon. How does chicken and waffle sandwiches with honey hot sauce sound? How about fried green tomatoes with country ham, goat cheese, and pepper jelly? Beignets anyone? That is just a small sample of the incredible brunch menu Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Executive Chef is creating! 

We had so much fun with these cute kiddos and Chef cooking up some scrumptious samples for our 12th Annual 5k,10k & Fun Run for Kids Cancer The kids created beignets. They decorated pancakes. They made the best mess and ate all the sugar. Stay tuned… we will start sharing all the goodness Chef is planning next week. 

Thank you to our presenting sponsor Red Ventures and our Brunch sponsors Firebirds Wood Fired GrillTito’s Handmade Vodka and NoDa Brewing Company for helping us create the best event yet! Special thank you to Chef Chuck Asher and Swanson-Girard & Associates for hosting our messy fun in their kitchen!

Get registered and don’t forget to add on the BRUNCH and drink option when you do:

What’s Happening, Charlotte? – with Grant Santos

Grant Santos is taking matters into his own hands and hijacking marketing for the 11th Annual 5k/10k For Kids Cancer race. Watch episode 1 now and stay tuned for more…  get registered:

*What’s Happening, Charlotte? – with Grant Santos* is a YouTube show in conjunction with the Isabella Santos Foundation (ISF), featuring a wide range of guests. Guests include patients to families of patients to volunteers or members of charitable organizations, all have ONE thing in common: they are showing cancer who’s boss! Hosted by 11-year-old Grant Santos, whose sister passed away from neuroblastoma at the age of 7, the show aims to help promote the ISF 5K/10K & Fun Run for Kids Cancer on Saturday, September 29th, 2018. Have you registered for this family fun event? Help Grant honor his sister’s life by bringing the community together to raise funds and awareness to make a difference in lives affected by cancer!


  • 5K | 10K | 1-Mile fun run
  • Raffles, Auction, Kids Zone, Food
  • Ballantyne Corporate Park
  • Saturday, September 29, 2018
  • Register @

Isabella Santos Foundation 5K and 10K for Kids Cancer to Race Through Ballantyne – Sept. 29

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Aug. 6, 2018 – Grab your running shoes and craziest purple gear, and join the Isabella Santos Foundation for its 11th Annual 5K/10K for Kids Cancer and 1-Mile Fun Run on Saturday, Sept. 29 in Ballantyne Corporate Park.

“Our annual 5K and 10K for Kids Cancer brings our community together to help celebrate Isabella’s life, raise funds for pediatric cancer research and to commemorate Childhood Cancer Awareness Month,” said Erin Santos, Executive Director and President of the Isabella Santos Foundation. “This is a fun, family-friendly event so we encourage people of all ages to join us in running or walking and turning Ballantyne into a sea of purple. Four-legged friends are welcome too!”

The event will take place from 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. at Ballantyne Corporate Park located at 15801 Brixham Hill Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28277. Race activities will go from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. with the Kids Fun Zone and Silent Auction/Raffle open from 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. Registration fees vary and participants may register individually or as a team. For more information or to register, visit

Participants can further support the cause by creating a personal fundraising page and raising donations. Those not able to join the race can register as a Phantom Runner and will receive a T-shirt through the mail.

The family-friendly event provides fun for the entire family including: food and refreshments while supplies last; a silent auction and raffle; and a Kids Zone with games, face painting, slides, jump house and photo booth.

Brighthouse Financial is the presenting sponsor. Other sponsors include: Atrium Health’s Levine Children’s Hospital, AvidXchange, Ballantyne Pediatric Dentistry, Charlotte Eye Ears Nose and Throat, Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, Charlotte Smarty Pants, Cochrane Steel, Diamonds Direct, Dickens Mitchener, Hustle House, Merrill Lynch – The Rivlin Firestone Group,

Maxim Tickets, Modern Nissan of Lake Norman, Jersey Mike’s Subs, MassMutual Carolinas, Northwood Office, OrthoCarolina, Perfect Fit Placement, ScoopCharlotte, The Stone Man and Whole Foods Market. For more information about being a sponsor, contact Karen Murphy at

Added Santos, “Huge thanks to our generous sponsors who help make this event a success. We are incredibly fortunate to have such wonderful organizations supporting Isabella’s dream of a world with no more cancer.”

About Isabella Santos Foundation

The Isabella Santos Foundation (ISF) is a 501(c)3 childhood cancer foundation dedicated to raising funds for research for neuroblastoma, other rare pediatric cancers, and charities that directly impact the lives of children with cancer. ISF was founded in honor of Isabella Santos from Charlotte, N.C. who lost her battle against neuroblastoma. ISF works to improve rare pediatric cancer treatment options in an effort to improve the survival rate of kids with cancer. For more information, visit  or follow ISF on Facebook (, Instagram ( and Twitter (

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Jenni Walker – Walker PR Group – 980-339-8041-office/704-649-6571-cell


Wish Wednesday returns! We are so excited for our 10th annual 5K/10K/Fun Run for Kids Cancer on September 30th and want to make it the best yet! One of the most anticipated (for old and young) activities of our event is the Raffle/Silent auction.  We have many participants that come to the race JUST FOR the Raffle and Silent Auction.  We have something for everyone. But we need your help to get us there.

Every year, as we move into the auction gathering stage we ask for your help to help fill our auction baskets.  All things LEGOS… easily one of our most popular packages.  We put together a massive basket with lego sets, toys, books for both boy and girl.   We would love your help in purchasing legos for our silent auction. Click here to shop via our Amazon list. You can add it to your cart and it ships right to us:

If you prefer to go to Target or another store, just mail it to us at:
500 Smokey Hollow Drive
Waxhaw, NC, 28173

It’s National Running Day

For National Running Day we are offering a $5 off coupon for our 10th Annual 5k/10k For Kids Cancer on September 30th. Take advantage and get signed up today! Discount available ONE DAY ONLY (June 7th).




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