Waxhaw, NC -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/08/2016 -- Although the holidays have ended, the spirit of goodwill still pleasantly lingers, and many community members in North Carolina may be asking themselves what they can do to help those in need. One cause always worth supporting is awareness of and research to cure childhood cancer. The Isabella Santos Foundation, one of Charlotte, NC's non-profit organizations, works tirelessly to fight Neuroblastoma in the memory of Isabella Santos, a young girl who battled the disease throughout her short life.
The Isabella Santos Foundation holds an annual blood drive at the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. No matter what time of year, however, community members can donate at the Center, which the Isabella Santos Foundation supports year-round.
During her life, Isabella Santos was one of many other children and community members whose treatment was helped by blood donors at the Community Blood Center. Donations at the center help to treat and alleviate the symptoms of other diseases that community members fight every day. Many of these diseases are blood-based or can be treated with blood transfusions, and those in need include those who need transplants, accident victims, children with cancer and sickle cell disease sufferers.
As a community blood bank, the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas ensures that every donation remains at the center. Donors know that by giving blood, they are directly benefiting someone in their community.
In addition to the annual blood drive, the Isabella Santos Foundation holds several other events throughout the year to raise awareness and donations for Neuroblastoma research in Isabella's memory, including an annual fun run in Charlotte.
Learn more at http://www.isabellasantosfoundation.com.
About Isabella Santos Foundation
The Isabella Santos Foundation was created in honor of Isabella Santos, a courageous young girl who was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma at the age of 2. Losing her battle in 2012, the Foundation stands strong in the honor and memory of not just her fight, but for many other children fighting with the disease throughout the world.
To help create awareness and raise money for Neuroblastoma research, please visit http://www.isabellasantosfoundation.com.