Waxhaw, NC -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/20/2015 -- The Isabella Santos Foundation, a neuroblastoma foundation based in North Carolina, was founded to honor the life of Isabella Santos, a young girl who lost her courageous battle against Neuroblastoma in 2012. For the past eight years, the Isabella Santos Foundation has held an annual Race and Fun Run in Charlotte, NC, to raise money and awareness in support of childhood cancer research. This year's race took place on September 26, 2015, presented by sponsors Metlife and Burns Cadillac. The Isabella Santos Foundation would officially like to thank all of the participants who helped to make this year's event another success.
Since its foundation, the Annual 5K/10K Race for Kids Cancer has been a powerful force for raising money in support of cancer research and bringing the Charlotte community together to honor the life of Isabella Santos and millions of other children battling cancer. In the years since its inception, the Race has raised over $1 million thanks to the fundraising efforts of runners and other supporters.
This year, the Isabella Santos Foundation is thrilled to announce that the September race raised over $405,000 in support of cancer research, with the help of over 2,000 participants. This family friendly race welcomed runners and non-runners alike for a day of fun, physical activity, games and prizes. Runners received t-shirts and racing bibs; each runner also received a goodie bag and prizes were given to the winners according to age category. Non-runners were welcome as well, provided with food and refreshments as they cheered on participants. Other activities included a Kids Fun Run Warm Up, Kid's Zone with games and facepainting and a Silent Auction with fun prizes.
To learn more about the Isabella Santos Foundation, visit 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.