Thursday, September 19, 2013

Experience: Isabella Santos Foundation's 5K for Kid's Cancer

Listen up, HoneeBee’ers! I am getting a little serious on the blog today. If you are local resident of Charlotte I encourage you to step up and step out for cancer awareness this Saturday by participating in the Isabella Santos Foundation's 5K for Kid's Cancer.  The race is named after Isabella Santos, a young girl who was diagnosed with a rare childhood  cancer called neuroblastoma. Shortly after her diagnosis, the Santos family started the race to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. In its’ sixth year, the race celebrates Isabella (who passed away in 2012) and continues to raise funds for pediatric cancer research.  Last year’s event was very successful bringing in 1600 attendees and raising over $200K. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, September 21 at Ballantyne Corporate Park, beginning at 8am.
Here are the details of the event:
·         A 1-mile kids' fun run where kids will have a chance to wear a race chip and capture their time just like the adults
·         A Kids Zone sponsored by Levine Children's Hospital and United Support Services with food, music, and lots of activities for kids and families
·         There are many great raffle and silent auction items being donated by businesses and individuals throughout Charlotte.  Some of the prizes include:  Xbox 360, tickets to sporting events , Girls Night Out Packages, Golf Packages, Concert Tickets and more! (great way to pick up some great gifts while supporting a good cause!)
 Bzzzz: To learn more or to participate in this Saturday’s race (including how you can virtually participate, auction item details, etc) please go to Isabella Santos Foundation or visit their Facebook page here

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