Monday, September 9, 2013

Running for Kids Cancer

I think everyone one of us has dealt with cancer in some form or fashion.  Whether its been a friend, a family member or maybe even yourself – we have all been touched by this horrible disease.  A disease that continues to take lives.  A disease that we don’t fully understand where it even comes from.  A disease that needs to be stopped.

A friend of mine first introduced me to a story about a little girl who grew up here in Charlotte.  Isabella Santos was two years old when she was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma. After a very extensive 5 year battle, traveling the states to participate in multiple programs, Isabella lost her battle with Neuroblastoma.  It is the hope of Isabella’s family that her journey can help other children fight and overcome this awful disease.
Her story is inspiring and I hope you’ll take the time to watch this video to get to know Isabella a little better.

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I can’t even begin to imagine the pain this family is dealing with.  But what I can tell you is how inspiring they are.  I believe with all my heart and soul that the Lord will make something good out of something bad.  These parents have taken this horrible situation and brought hope out of it.  They continue to let Isabella live on through their activism for children’s cancer.  What an amazing testament of their love.

The Santos family began an Annual Fundraiser in 2007 to help fund pediatric cancer research – 5k Race for Kids Cancer.  This is one of their largest fundraisers and they have hopes of it growing larger and larger each year.  Last year they more than doubled their registration and funds raised and I hope that we would be able to help them do even better this year!
Some info from their website:
Join us this year!  Saturday, September 21st for the 6th Annual Isabella Santos Foundation 5K for Kids Cancer and 1 Mile Fun Run in Charlotte, NC presented by St. Martin Blue.  We are the fastest growing family friendly race in Charlotte providing fun for the entire family.  Not a runner?  Not a problem!  We have an activity for everyone with food and refreshments to help keep you energized.  Race participants will receive a t-shirt, official racing bib with micro chip timing system, and sponsor goodie bag.  Prizes will be given to the winners for specific age categories.  REGISTER TODAY.
I will be out there running, will you??  The Isabella Santos Foundation would like to provide 1 FREE REGISTRATION to one of ED&D readers.  Come out and participate in this really good cause while being healthy yourself!
To enter the drawing – leave a comment and we will pick one lucky person at random.

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