Ballantyne Magazine

SPRING 2017

Ballantyne Magazine covers news, events, real estate, restaurants, shopping, health, schools and business in the upscale Ballantyne Area of Charlotte, NC.

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Sweet Charities Lending a helping hand Amy Eberhardt 2 1 3 4 1 Ballantyne Relay for Life June 2 The American Cancer Society will hold its 5th Annual Ballantyne Relay for Life starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 2, at Ardrey Kell High School. Participants will camp out near the school's track with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or path at all times throughout the evening. Details: www.relayforlifeofballantyne.org. Eberhardt Vies for Woman of the Year Amy Eberhardt, a Ballantyne resident who is a 20-year survivor of non- Hodgkin's Lym- phoma, is running for the Charlotte chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Soci- ety's 2017 Woman of the Year. The Man and Woman of the Year campaign, which runs from Thursday, March 23, to Saturday, June 3, recognizes the man and woman who have raised the most money during that time. Info: www. mwoy.org/pages/nc/clt17/aeberhardt. 2 Gingerbread Lane Sets Donation Record The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge raised more than $10,500 to benefit Levine Children's Hospital during its signature holiday event, a display of homemade gingerbread creations at the hotel. Out of 45 entrants, Mariam Phil- lips, Dao Nguyen and Doug Mellen won the People's Choice Award for their "Snowman School." Attendees voted for their favorite creations with a mini- mum donation of $1 to the hospital. Corporate Park Shares the Warmth Ballantyne Corporate Park and its community partners collected more than 1,680 coats to benefit Steve's Coats for Kids during the Share the Warmth Coat Drive in early January. 3 Blood Drive Raises Awareness of HLH Carlo Martinez, a partner in Hawthorne's New York Pizza and Bar, and his wife, Shirley Martinez, co-manager of the restaurant's location at Robinson Farm in Ballantyne, recently held a blood drive to honor the memory of their daughter, Izzy. Izzy was a 16-year-old Butler High student who fell ill last year from a rare immune dis- ease, hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, or HLH, and passed away 13 days later. The couple are now collecting donations for a Butler scholarship in Izzy's honor. To donate or help: shirley@hawthornespizza.com. Teen Reach Partners with Hornets Teen Reach, a nonprofit founded by Ballantyne resident Lisa Thornton, will hold a Spirit Day and Teen Showcase in partnership with the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday, March 26. The Teen Reach mis- sion is to inspire youth by loving, serving and respecting themselves and others. Tickets must be purchased through Teen Reach. Info: www.teenreach.us. 4 City Barbeque Aids Food Rescue City Barbeque hosted its first charitable Pass the Pigs competition to support Food Rescue, a nonprofit that helps organize logistics for restaurants and other food- service providers to deliver food to local food banks. Details: www.citybbq.com. BALLANTYNE SPRING 2017 29 Wire

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