100 platelet donations to celebrate Isabella’s life

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, CBCC, has been near and dear to our hearts since Isabella received numerous blood and platelet transfusions to help her stay strong and fight neuroblastoma.  Since Isabella passed just five years ago, CBCC has sponsored our 5K/10K & 1 mile fun run for Kids Cancer every year in honor of her.  And because CBCC helped sustain Isabella’s life while she was fighting, we host our annual Blood Drive every year on Isabella’s birthday (March 9th) and this year we will be hosting a Platelet drive in honor of her passing on June 28th, 2012.  Platelet Drive will take place Wednesday, June 21st – Wednesday, June 28th at ANY CBCC location.  Call 1-888-59BLOOD to make or email plateletdonor@cbcc.us to make your appointment today.  Help us reach our goal of 100 donations!

Many people may not know, but cancer patients are the #1 recipients of blood products.  Sharing Isabella’s story allowed CBCC to show people first-hand the importance of donating blood and hosting blood drives in our community.  Although Isabella lost her life to neuroblastoma, she would have never survived as long as she did without CBCC and the blood products she received.

A note from Martin Grable, CBCC President and CEO…

“Throughout their journey, Isabella Santos’ family has graciously allowed the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas to share her story with our community to highlight the critical importance of blood donation. But they have done so much more than that.

They have become huge supporters of CBCC, attending dozens of our events and hosting blood and platelet drives with us each year. Isabella herself personally worked to spread the word about an ISF and CBCC blood drive held at her elementary school because she so clearly understood the importance of blood donation for patients like her.

Isabella’s family is CBCC’s family, and we truly treasure the relationship we have been able to build over the years. Partnering with such a tremendously dedicated, determined and successful group of people makes what we do at CBCC even more rewarding. Together, we truly are making a difference in the lives of patients and their families in our community.

Those of us at CBCC who had the pleasure of knowing Isabella treasure the memories and miss her dearly. Those of us who were not fortunate enough to meet her remain honored to share her story as we work with ISF and others in our community to maintain a steady blood supply for patients in our local hospitals.”

Please help us honor Isabella through your platelet donation with The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas during the entire week of June 21-28…AND at ANY of their locations.

– DATES: Wednesday, June 21st – Wednesday, June 28th
– GOAL: 100 donations
– PHONE: 1-888-59BLOOD / Can call to schedule at any center
– EMAIL: plateletdonor@cbcc.us

Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend

As our fundraising season moves full steam ahead with our Coffee for a Cure events scheduled at the end of March, we want to introduce you to some amazing companies that have decided to partner with us for the 2017 year as a Sustaining Sponsor.

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.  Not only has Diamonds Direct stepped up to be a 2017 sustaining sponsor in an effort to support all our events throughout the year, they are providing us with jewelry giveaways for many of our events.  What girl wouldn’t love that?  Diamonds Direct has supported the Isabella Santos Foundation and Isabella’s mission to cure Neuroblastoma for years by donating jewelry to our annual 5K/10K and 1mile fun run for Kids Cancer.    Thank you Diamonds Direct for being part of the ISF family!

Diamonds Direct

Diamonds Direct’s brick and mortar locations can be found across the south and are accompanied by a personally curated online shopping experience that has been developed to deliver the same phenomenal customer service and quality synonymous with the Diamonds Direct name.

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Bull Engineering

As our fundraising season moves full steam ahead with our Coffee for a Cure events scheduled at the end of March, we want to introduce you to some amazing companies that have decided to partner with us for the 2017 year as a Sustaining Sponsor.

We are excited to have Bull Engineering aboard as a 2017 sustaining sponsor.  Bull has supported the Isabella Santos Foundation for years.  We met them when their child was in Isabella’s brother’s class years ago.  Love to see  connections and relationships grow.   Thank you to Bull for supporting Isabella’s mission to find a cure for Neuroblastoma.  We appreciate their support of our local Charlotte community.

Bull Engineering

Bull Engineered Products is a full service, turnkey injection molding source located in Charlotte, North Carolina. From design and rapid prototyping to assembly and delivery, we can manage a complete parts program and work behind the scenes to ensure that the tightest of tolerances are met. Bull Engineered Products is committed to providing quality parts at a competitive price.

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New Innovations. Local impact.

As our fundraising season moves full steam ahead with our Coffee for a Cure events scheduled at the end of March, we want to introduce you to some amazing companies that have decided to partner with us for the 2017 year as a Sustaining Sponsor.

The Isabella Santos Foundation and Levine Children’s Hospital has had a special partnership for years since Isabella was treated at LCH for neuroblastoma.   However, 2017 brings our partnership with Levine Children’s Hospital to the next level as they sign up to be a sustaining sponsor and we collaborate to bring an innovative pediatric cancer treatment to Charlotte, MIBG Therapy.   MIBG can be used to successfully treat neuroblastoma (with minimal side effects!), but a high-dose radioactive chemical that requires a special room for the patients to stay. Isabella received MIBG therapy in Philadelphia when she was filled with cancer and it destroyed it all.

We look forward to educating our supporters all year long about MIBG therapy.  Our passions are strong and very much in line and together we will make a huge impact in Charlotte (and well beyond).

Levine Children’s Hospital

Whether your family is dealing with a child’s sudden, serious health concern or a chronic illness, you’ll find help and support at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte. Levine Children’s Hospital cares for patients in a warm, child-friendly environment, to help them feel better as they get better. They do it by involving you – the family – every step of the way.

Visit the Levine Children’s Hospital website

Maxim Tickets. For all your Sports, Concert & Theater Ticket Needs

As our fundraising season moves full steam ahead with our Coffee for a Cure events scheduled at the end of March, we want to introduce you to some amazing companies that have decided to partner with us for the 2017 year as a Sustaining Sponsor.

Looking for a place to book your sports, concert and theater tickets?  Maybe the super bowl next year?  Maxim Tickets is your answer.

Maxim Tickets is a HUGE supporter of ISF and decided to give back even more to our local Charlotte community as a sustaining sponsor for 2017. This group consistently donates event tickets to the Isabella Santos Foundation for our auction and giveaways. We love our local businesses supporting their local childhood cancer non-profits.

Check them out for all your sports, concert and theater ticket needs!

Maxim Tickets/PSL Source

Maxim Tickets has operated from Charlotte, NC for over a decade. As one of the industry’s premium independent broker of high-demand tickets, Maxim Tickets is known for a superior selection, great prices, and service. Memberships include the National Association of Ticket Brokers (NATB), the Better Business Bureau (BBB), and the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce (CCC).

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Every Drop Stays Here. Save Local Lives.

As our fundraising season moves full steam ahead with our Coffee for a Cure events scheduled at the end of March, we want to introduce you to some amazing companies that have decided to partner with us for the 2017 year as a Sustaining Sponsor.

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, CBCC, has been near and dear to our hearts since Isabella received numerous blood and platelet transfusions to help her stay strong and fight neuroblastoma.  Since Isabella passed, CBCC has sponsored our 5K/10K & 1 mile fun run for Kids Cancer every year in honor of Isabella. And because CBCC helped sustain Isabella’s life while she was fighting, we host our annual Blood Drive every year on Isabella’s birthday (March 9th).  We absolutely love this partnership we have with our local blood center.  This year, CBCC is taking their support a step further by becoming a 2017 Sustaining Sponsor.  We couldn’t be more thrilled.

Isabella and her daddy, CBCC Blood Drive, 2012

Many people may not know, but cancer patients are the #1 recipients of blood products.  Sharing Isabella’s story allowed CBCC to show people first-hand the importance of donating blood and hosting blood drives in our community.  Although Isabella lost her life to neuroblastoma, she would have never survived as long as she did without CBCC and the blood products she received.

You can help!  Join CBCC to save local lives by donating blood or platelets, or by organizing a blood drive at your workplace, organization or house of worship.

Remember:  Every drop stays here.  Saving local lives.

 

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

CBCC is an independent, locally managed, non-profit community blood center. We are the primary blood supplier to the region’s patients and hospitals.

CBCC is a member of the America’s Blood Centers, a group of 67 independent blood centers that supplies 50 percent of the country’s blood. The excess supply in the Carolinas is shared with other communities when needed.

Visit the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas website

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