CHARLOTTE, N.C. – June 25, 2018 – Receptions for Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation (R4R) together with the Isabella Santos Foundation (ISF) announced today that they are hosting a charity gala to support Atrium Health’s Levine Children’s Hospital. The charities have teamed up to host the event because they are each helping to revolutionize the treatment options for pediatric patients and their families at the hospital.
The Pumpkin Charity Ball, a black-and-white themed formal event, will take place Friday, Oct. 26 at The Ballantyne Hotel from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Tickets cost $250 and can be purchased at pumpkincharityball.org. For sponsorship opportunities, contact email@example.com.
R4R and ISF are both establishing innovative healthcare programs at Levine Children’s Hospital to treat pediatric cardiology and oncology patients respectively. The charity gala will raise funds to support these two large undertakings that will help solidify Levine Children’s Hospital as a leading healthcare provider in the U.S.
“It’s exciting to join forces with the Isabella Santos Foundation to better the lives of the children being treated at our local hospital. What’s truly outstanding is these collective efforts are catapulting our community hospital into a world-class medical institution that’s leading the way in pediatric heart disease and cancer,” Greg Olsen, the founder of R4R, said.
R4R, under The HEARTest Yard program, is establishing a Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program that will house a wide range of care, including physical therapy, occupational therapy and other treatment resources typically required of those with cardiac conditions, for pediatric heart patients from birth into adulthood. The clinic at Levine Children’s Hospital will be the first of its kind in the Southeast U.S. Other leading pediatric cardiology hospitals show a tremendous benefit in patient care and vitality under this all-encompassing clinical model.
Similarly, 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 the hospital.
“We are thrilled about this gala with The HEARTest Yard,” said Erin Santos, executive director and president of the Isabella Santos Foundation. “Both of our organizations are dedicated to elevating Levine Children’s Hospital to the next level while furthering the programs and treatment options for patients and their families. This event and collaboration will allow us to carry on Isabella’s legacy while helping other kids who are fighting cancer and congenital heart disease to Beat (the odds), Grow (awareness) and Live (without fear). ”
ABOUT RECEPTIONS FOR RESEARCH: THE GREG OLSEN FOUNDATION
Receptions for Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation, under The HEARTest Yard program, provides financial support for children with congenital heart disease being treated at Levine Children’s Hospital. The funds cover in-home nursing care and tablet-based medical consultation at no expense to the families. The HEARTest Yard’s future venture establishes a Cardiac Neurodevelopment Center that will house a wide range of treatment resources typically required of those with cardiac conditions for pediatric heart patients from birth into adulthood. The clinic at Levine Children’s Hospital will be the first of its kind in the Southeast U.S., and other prominent pediatric cardiology hospitals show a tremendous benefit in patient care and vitality under this all-encompassing clinical model. For more information, visit https://receptionsforresearch.org/the-heartest-yard/.
ABOUT THE 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 in 2012. 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 www.isabellasantosfoundation.org or follow ISF on Facebook (www.facebook.com/IsabellaSantosFoundation), Instagram (www.instagram.com/theisfoundation) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/TheISFoundation).
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