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Thank You to our Breakfast at Tiffany’s Sponsors

Although our Breakfast at Tiffany’s coffee events were canceled this week, we wanted to brag on our business sponsors that not only support us, but support so many others.  We spent months planning for these two inspirational packed mornings and we couldn’t wait to share it with nearly 600 attendees. Many generous business sponsors in the community were equally excited to help us make an impact this week and we are incredibly grateful to each of them for their support.

During this time more than ever community support is critical.  We are thankful for those businesses who have been with us since the beginning, as well as so many new ones who believe in our mission.  We are in this together and know we can help kids fighting beat cancer, grow hair and live their dreams.

PRESENTING SPONSOR

A new relationship for us this year is with The JEM Project and we couldn’t be more grateful.  This team of women and their passion inspire us and we appreciate them stepping into the presenting sponsor role for our breakfast events.   

JEM Project is dedicated to improving the welfare of children and women, along with preserving wildlife and the planet. This organization empowers organizations in these areas through charitable giving. 

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Pediatric Cancer Rages On. So Do We

Like many of you, we have a lot of questions during this challenging time.  As we navigate through this, we keep circling back to one question that we can’t seem to shake. And one that we can’t get past. What happens to the kids who are fighting cancer and fighting for their lives, while life is on hold?

March 24th is finally here and if you would have seen us a few weeks ago, we were buzzing around and beyond excited for this day to arrive to kick off one of our largest fundraising weeks of the year. Although COVID-19 changed our plans, pediatric cancer continues to rage forward and our mission will not waiver.  Now, more than ever we will remain focused on helping bring change to rare pediatric cancer research.

Today our Breakfast at Tiffany’s coffee events, presented by the JEM Project, were set to begin. Two mornings…nearly 600 attendees and our goal was $227,500.

Tomorrow Jersey Mike’s Day of Giving was planned.  One day…42 locations and our goal was $175,000 for the day and $200,000 for the month of March. Ouch. 

That’s an anticipated amount of over $425,000 of our annual goal… by the end of the week. Ouch. 

Just as all of you, we are scared during these uncertain times.  We are scared for all of the cancer families who are fighting to keep their immunocompromised children safe. We are scared for all of the hospitals filled with doctors and nurses, working day in and out.  And although we are scared, we are in this together. We remain hopeful.

Thank those of you who have already donated this month towards our many initiatives before life came to a stop. Over the next several days, we had planned on these events bringing in a significant percentage towards our annual fundraising goal and have been stunned at the turn of events.  If you are able to and feel compelled to donate, we would appreciate your support. Now more than ever. Together we can help kids fighting… beat cancer, grow hair and live their dreams.

💜 Much Love,

ISF

DONATE NOW

OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT:

VIRTUAL JERSEY MIKE’S LUNCH:  Yes we know, Jersey Mike’s Day of Giving was technically canceled.  But not for ISF! Let’s show our local Jersey Mike’s franchise owners that we still have their back and support by ordering take out!  Invite your co-worker, team or friend and plan on lunch together tomorrow… virtual style! Order for pickup or delivery through the Jersey Mike’s mobile app to make it simple!  We are fortunate that ISF will benefit from all donations made by customers through March 31st… donations can be made through the app or at pickup.

DONATE BLOOD:  If you are healthy and able, drop into your local OneBlood donor center to help replenish the quickly depleting blood supply in your community. Find a donor center near you.

#BeatGrowLive Together

As a nonprofit… we are scared.  But we aren’t alone. Over this uncertain period of time, we all need to share ways we can come together, share ideas to help those around us and share simple gestures to spread kindness and smiles during a very challenging time.  We are taking our Beat. Grow. Live mantra past the cancer space and challenge everyone help our neighbors. We are in this together and will #beatgrowlive.

If you have ideas or already on some volunteer projects with your kids… we want to hear about them!

  • Spread Love:  Post a picture of your favorite nurse, doctor or child life specialist with a note of how much you appreciate them.  We are all hunkering down at home, but those who care for us are working day and night. A little extra love and smiles go a long way. We love our LCH family and want them to know how much their passion means to us.
  • Donate Blood:  if you are healthy and able, drop into your local Oneblood donor center to help replenish the quickly depleting blood supply in your community. Find a donor center near you. 
  • Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte:  Make a donation to help cover the added cost of meals and other house operations during this time of heightened need. Unfortunately, they have had to halt their volunteer meal teams who cook dinner at the house for the families, but are open to having catered meals delivered. If your business or small group wants to support in this way, contact them to coordinate. At the same time, you would be helping a local restaurant.  
  • Order takeout from Jersey Mikes through their app.  Double your take out and drop it off on the doorstep of your favorite elder, first responder or a family in need. Download Jersey Mike’s App
  • Reach out to other local Charlotte nonprofits like Claire’s Army and Go Jen Go.  These organizations provide direct assistance to cancer families. Inquire if they have any immediate family needs.  Clairesarmy.org & gojengo.org

We will all get through this trying time. Many of us are feeling alone. But the good news is even though we are alone, we are together. In times like these, we tend to see the true heroes emerge and the genuine kindness of humanity. Let’s pull together to support each other. 

Our team is choosing to do good in whatever way we can. We are choosing to help our community and to Beat Grow Live. 

💜 Much Love,

ISF

Jersey Mike’s Sub Grand Opening: 7741 Colony Road, Charlotte

NEW JERSEY MIKE’S SUB LOCATION ALERT – Colony Place Shopping Center (South Charlotte)

Join us at the new Jersey Mike’s Subs at 7741 Colony Road starting today for their Grand Opening and enjoy a FREE sub! For each coupon redeemed, March 4-8, Jersey Mike’s Subs will donate $3 to the Isabella Santos Foundation to celebrate their new location! 

Location: 7741 Colony Road, Charlotte NC

Enjoy a FREE sub and support ISF at the same time! Coupons can be scanned off your phone, so SAVE THIS IMAGE!

GIVE BLOOD AND SAVE A CHILD’S LIFE

GIVE BLOOD AND SAVE A CHILD’S LIFE

Isabella Santos Foundation to partner with OneBlood for community blood drive

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 2, 2020) The Isabella Santos Foundation (ISF) is teaming up with OneBlood on March 7-9th, to host blood drives throughout the Charlotte area on what would have been Isabella’s 15th birthday to honor her life and legacy. Isabella Santos passed away at age seven from a five-year battle with neuroblastoma, a rare type of pediatric cancer. During her treatment, she received numerous blood and platelet transfusions. “OneBlood has been an incredible partner and supporter throughout Isabella’s cancer journey and with our efforts to carry on her legacy to impact the lives of children with cancer,” says Erin Santos, executive director and president of the Isabella Santos Foundation. “We hope you will join us to help honor Isabella’s life and legacy bringing in a record number of blood units for our community over these several days.”

This will be the Isabella Santos Foundation’s largest blood drive yet with locations and mobile units across the city. For every confirmed donation, OneBlood will generously donate $10 back to ISF.  

“We have long valued our relationship with the Isabella Santos Foundation, which is the spirit and manifestation of Isabella’s legacy of community support and caring,” said Martin Grable, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development at OneBlood. “It is very rewarding to partner with such a passionate and highly successful group of people dedicated to raising awareness of rare childhood cancers. We encourage the public to make a difference by rolling up their sleeves and giving blood in memory of Isabella [Santos] and to save local lives.”

Check out the full list of March 7-9 donation locations and times below: 

Isabella Santos Center in Ballantyne

12239 N. Community House Road

Saturday & Sunday, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Monday, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Charlotte Center

4447 South Blvd

Saturday & Sunday, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Monday, 10 am to 8:00 pm

OneBlood’s Big Red Bus Mobile Units

Isabella Santos Center

12239 N. Community House, Charlotte

Saturday, 8:00 am – 3 pm

Stonecrest /Jersey Mike’s

7716 Rea Road, Charlotte

Saturday & Sunday, 12 pm to 5 pm

OrthoCarolina

1915 Randolph Rd, Charlotte

Monday, 9:00 am to 4 pm

NoDa Brewing

2921 N. Tryon St

Sunday, 12 am to 5 pm

Appointments can be made here.

To view the ISF Blood Drive social share kit, click here.

About Isabella Santos Foundation

The Isabella Santos Foundation (ISF) is a 501(c)3 childhood cancer foundation dedicated to raising funds for research for 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 is committed to improving rare pediatric cancer treatment options in an effort to increase the survival rate of kids with cancer so they can live their dreams. ISF has donated nearly $4 million to date to expand the scope of pediatric cancer research and treatment, and to fill various needs surrounding childhood cancers. For more information, visit www.isabellasantosfoundation.org or connect with ISF on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

About OneBlood

OneBlood is the local nonprofit, community-based blood center and the primary blood supplier to the region’s hospitals. OneBlood collects blood and blood products from volunteer donors in the community to return to the community at the lowest possible cost consistent with the highest possible standards. OneBlood is a member of America’s Blood Centers, North America’s largest network of community-based, independent blood centers that provide more than 50 percent of the nation’s blood supply. For more information on hosting a blood drive or donating blood in your area, click here. Connect with OneBlood on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

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Events

13th Annual bRUNch, 5K, 10K & Fun Run for Kids Cancer

It’s time to run for all the food!  Join us on Saturday, September 26 for the 13th annual bRUNch, 5K/10K For Kids Cancer event. Work up a sweat and get hungry with our 5K, 10K or Fun Run followed by Brunch with a selection of Charlotte’s tasty eats and drinks.  Raffles and Kids Zone with games, bouncy houses, face painting and more will be back. Who wants to Run and Brunch with us and help make an impact on pediatric cancer?

A family favorite, the ISF 5K/10K & Fun Run for Kid’s Cancer event  is a great way to spend your morning with friends and family while making an impact on kids fighting cancer! Our flagship event was started in honor of one girl’s fight and it inspires us to see our community rally behind us to make this day bigger every year. There will be a 5k and 10k course, along with a one-mile fun run.  Run, walk, skip or dance your way through the finish line… we don’t care which you do, we just want you to join us! In addition to our running options, your kids can tire themselves out in the kid’s zone, you can munch on the the brunch yummies and browse through the selection of fun raffle items onsite.  

The Isabella Santos Foundation (ISF) was founded in honor of Isabella who lost her battle against neuroblastoma in 2012. ISF works to improve rare pediatric cancer treatment options in an effort to improve the survival rate of kids with cancer. ISF has partnered with Levine Children’s Hospital to establish the Isabella Santos Foundation Rare and Solid Tumor Program. The program will oversee care for all solid tumors, rare tumors, MIBG therapy and all related clinical and scientific research at LCH.

Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving

1oth Annual Jersey Mike’s Day of Giving

We are so excited to partner with the greater Charlotte area Jersey Mike’s locations all month long for their Month of Giving. Save the date, March 25th, and join us for their Day of Giving. Grab a sub (or 10) because 100% of sales will be going to our foundation. Last year, $167,319.87 was raised during Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving for the Isabella Santos Foundation and pediatric cancer research! Since 2018 more than $300,000 has been raised for ISF!

EAT SUBS TO HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR PEDIATRIC CANCER

It’s simple. Follow These 3 Easy Steps To Participate:

  1. Eat at 43 greater Charlotte Jersey Mike’s Subs throughout the month of March, use the coupons below, and buy a cookie.  100% of cookie sales go back to the foundation all month long.
  2. March 25th is the ‘Day of Giving’ where 100% of sales go back to the Isabella Santos Foundation at participating stores in the Greater Charlotte area.  Put it on your calendar now so you don’t forget, invite your coworkers, family, and friends to lunch or dinner on this day.
  3. Work in an office?  Order for your team, pick up for the group, eat lunch together.  You can call in your group order ahead of Day of Giving on March 25th.
  4. CHANGE FOR PEDIATRIC CANCER IS JUST A FEW BITES AWAY…

    It’s simple. Follow These 3 Easy Steps To Participate:

    1. Eat at 43 greater Charlotte Jersey Mike’s Subs throughout the month of March, use the coupons below, and buy a cookie.  100% of cookie sales go back to the foundation all month long.
    2. March 25th is the ‘Day of Giving’ where 100% of sales go back to the Isabella Santos Foundation at participating stores in the Greater Charlotte area.  Put it on your calendar now so you don’t forget, invite your coworkers, family, and friends to lunch or dinner on this day.
    3. Work in an office?  Order for your team, pick up for the group, eat lunch together.  You can call in your group order ahead of Day of Giving on March 25th.

    LOCATIONS

    43 Participating greater Charlotte Jersey Mike’s locations

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    IN STORE COUPONS 

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    3/22-3/24 only ($1 off Regular or Giant)