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Isabella Santos Foundation Presents $180,000 to Neuroblastoma Research & Local Non-Profits
As a result of proceeds raised during the 5th annual Isabella Santos Foundation 5K for Kids Cancer and 1 Mile Fun Run held in September, checks totaling $180,000 went to Neuroblastoma research, local pediatric cancer charity, and non-profit groups.
By: Group Gilman
This donation is the result of proceeds raised during the 5th annual Isabella Santos Foundation 5K for Kids Cancer and 1 Mile Kids Fun Run presented by United Support Services, Inc. Held in September 2012, over 1,500 participants were in attendance. The foundation more than doubled both their proceeds and attendance from 2011. ISF aims to raise both funds and awareness for pediatric cancer during the annual event. The 6th annual family friendly race and fun run is scheduled for Saturday, September 21, 2013. Please contact ISF with questions or inquiries regarding sponsorship:
Sponsors and partners honored during check presenting dinner were:
Presenting: United Support Services, Inc.
Platinum (Kids Zone & Fun Run): Levine Children’s Hospital , Horizon Investments
Gold: Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, Morgan Property Group, Charlotte Swim Academy, CharlotteSmartyPants.com, Professional Computer Resources, Providence Eye & Laser Specialists, Tom Bush Law Group, Aspire Wealth Management
Silver: Susan Hockaday DDS, PA, Ballantyne Pediatric Dentistry, CityGrid, IAC, Arborscapes, The Blackmer Family
Bronze: Small Hands Big Art, Zachry Engineering, YMCA, ValueBiz, The Pourbaba Family, Tastefully Simple (Danny & Beth Rivera Ind. Consultants)
ABOUT ISABELLA SANTOS FOUNDATION
The Isabella Santos Foundation (ISF) is a 503(c) nonprofit that raises funds for Neuroblastoma research, pediatric cancer and local children’s charities in memory of Isabella Santos who lost her 5 year battle with Neuroblastoma on June 28, 2012. Since their conception five years ago, ISF has raised over $300,000. Recently $180,000 was raised in September during their 5th Annual 5K for Kids Cancer and 1 Mile Kids Fun Run. For more information on ISF, visit www.isabellasantosfoundation.com
ABOUT MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING CANCER CENTER
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is the world’s oldest and largest private institution devoted to prevention, patient care, research, and education in cancer. Our scientists and clinicians generate innovative approaches to better understand, diagnose, and treat cancer. Memorial Sloan-Kettering specialists are leaders in biomedical research and in translating the latest research to advance the standard of cancer care worldwide. For more information, go to www.mskcc.org
ABOUT LEVINE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
Levine Children’s Hospital is a 234-bed hospital and the most comprehensive facility of its type between Atlanta, GA and Washington, DC. Since its opening in 2007, the hospital has grown to include more than 30 pediatric specialties. Levine Children’s Hospital has twice received national distinction by U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” and is the only facility of its kind in North Carolina to receive the gold seal of approval from the Joint Commission for its High-Risk Neonatal Program. For more information on LCH, visit www.levinechildrenshospital.org
ABOUT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE® OF CHARLOTTE
The RMH of Charlotte opened in May 2011 and serves the families of children being treated at Levine Children’s Hospital and Hemby Children’s Hospital. Located on the 1600 block of East Morehead Street on land donated by Carolinas Medical Center, the House features approximately 35,000 square feet of living space complete with 28 bedrooms (one family per bedroom/suite)
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Western North Carolina serves 51 counties in North Carolina from Burlington (Alamance County) to the west, with regional offices in Charlotte, Asheville and the Triad. The Foundation has granted over 2,500 wishes since 1985 and has never turned down a wish for an eligible child. Donations can be to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central & Western North Carolina, 212 S. Tryon St., Suite 1080, Charlotte, NC 28281. For more information, please visit www.ncwish.org.