Seany’s 30 Ways in 30 Days

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and The Seany Foundation needs you to help spread the word!

“During National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we honor the young lives taken too soon and the survivors who face chronic health challenges, we celebrate the progress made in treatment and recovery, and we rededicate ourselves to fighting this disease so all children may have the chance to live a full and healthy life.” -President Barack Obama

All month long, we’ll be sharing ways that you can help make a difference in the lives of kids with cancer. Check back every day for updates!

Day 1: Check out our September National Childhood Cancer Awareness video:

Day 2: Read Seany’s Story at http://www.theseanyfoundation.org/story.aspx

Days 3 and 4: “Like” The Seany Foundation on Facebook.

Day 5: Start using GoodSearch.com, which gives the charity of your choice money every time you do an Internet search. Remember to choose The Seany Foundation in La Jolla, CA.

Day 6: Donate your Facebook status. Post “September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Cancer is the leading cause of death in children. Help make a difference today. www.facebook.com/TheSeanyFoundation”

Day 7: Ask your best Facebook friends to “Like” The Seany Foundation.

Day 8: Write a review about The Seany Foundation and/or its fun events at http://greatnonprofits.org/reviews/profile2/the-seany-foundation

Day 9: Read Sean’s (“Seanylewbear”) words on Carepages: http://www.carepages.com/ServeCarePage?cpn=Seanylewbear

Day 10: Shop tons of your favorite merchants online at GoodShop.com and pick The Seany Foundation as your charity of choice.

Day 11: Follow @SeanyFoundation on Twitter.

Day 12: Watch this video about Sarcomas: http://youtu.be/A0-sb5LCmOg

Day 13: Today is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Day. Wear something yellow to show your support.

Day 14: Check out photos from Hairless Potter Night 2011: http://www.flickr.com/photos/theseanyfoundation/sets/72157627080719985/

Day 15: Send flowers or a gift to someone you love using ProFlowers: http://www.proflowers.com/landing2.aspx?pageid=optin&ref=fgvaffilNonProfitseany

Day 16: Advertise your business or the business of someone you know by donating an item or service for one of our upcoming events. For more info, visit http://www.theseanyfoundation.org/celebration

Day 17: Celebrate with The Seany Foundation! Join us for our annual party: www.theseanyfoundation.org/celebration

Day 18: Set up a tribute in honor of or to someone you love: http://www.theseanyfoundation.org/tribute_form.aspx

Day 19: Check out photos from all our fun events: http://theseanyfoundation.org/gallery.aspx

Day 20: See how your donation impacts the lives of kids and teens battling cancer. Join us for the 2011 Art from the Heart Exhibit at Rady Children’s Hospital today from 6:30pm-8pm in the Acute Care Pavilion!

Day 21: Word of mouth is a great gift. Tell someone you know about us today!

Day 22: Join Team Seany! Email [email protected] to join our volunteer list.

Day 23: Donate your car, boat, RV, or motorcycle: http://www.cars4causes.net/charity-car-donation/the-seany-foundation?_vsrefdom=charity_pages

Day 24: Read “In Cancer Fight, Teenagers Don’t Fit In” and share it with others: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/16/health/16canc.html?adxnnl=1&ref=health&adxnnlx=1313779779-TXrtijdlEstwQc/Qddb9tw

Day 25: Subscribe to The Seany Foundation’s YouTube Channel. Pick your favorite video to send to family and friends: www.youtube.com/seanyfoundation

Day 26: Visit The Seany Foundation Blog at http://blog.theseanyfoundation.org

Day 27: Bike, run, or walk? Create your own page to fundraise for The Seany Foundation at http://www.firstgiving.com/24587

Day 28: Sign up to receive our newsletter! Text SEANY to 22828 or sign up online.

Day 29: Watch this video to see how Urbalist used hip-hop to beat cancer: http://youtu.be/JvAXPf73Yi0

Day 30: Stay in touch! Connect with us online (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Flickr) to find out about our events and ways you can make a difference year-round.

Thanks to Our 2011 Sponsors

We are less than a month away from our biggest party of the year! Visit www.theseanyfoundation.org/celebration for details.

The Seany Foundation would like to give a big thanks to our Celebration 2011 Gold Sponsors for making this year’s event possible:

Click on their logos to find out more about these companies that are helping in the fight against childhood cancer.

How Music Heals

Music heals. Check out this report from CNN on what patients dealing with cancer have known for a long time:

http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/08/09/music.soothes.anxiety.cancer/index.html?hpt=hp_bn6

And then, check out the story how hip-hop saved one young man’s life:

Understanding Cancer in AYA

AYA = Adolescents and Young Adults

One of the reasons cancers in adolescents and young adults is so difficult to treat is because it’s just that: cancer in adolescents and young adults. The amazing transition from childhood to adulthood poses great challenges for cancer treatments in this particular stage of life. According to Dr. Brian Hayes-Lattin, “More than 72,000 adolescents and young adults (ages 15 to 39) learn they have cancer each year in the United States, a number up to seven times larger than the number diagnosed under the age of 15.” For more on why The Seany Foundation is concerned about improving treatments for teens and young adults, read the full NCI Cancer Bulletin article.

Thank You, Sponsors!

The Seany Foundation would like to send a big thanks to everyone who sponsored a kid and/or family to attend this year’s Hairless Potter Night! Click the image below to see how you made a difference in the lives of kids and teens with cancer:

Thanks for Coming for the Magic! Did You Win Our Drawing?

To all our dear wizards, witches, and Muggles who joined us at last night’s Seany Movie Night, aka Hairless Potter Night 2011, THANK YOU!

We’ll have photos and more info posted in the next couple days. Right now, we’d like to announce the lucky winner of the 2 VIP tickets to the next Seany Movie Night:

Winning ticket number

661895

If you have the winning ticket, call us at 858-551-5885 or email [email protected] to claim your prize!

Seany Featured in Rancho Santa Fe Review

The Seany Foundation gets kudos in the Rancho Santa Fe Review. Check out our spread on page B11!

Kudos to Seany Supporter Willy Santos

Loyal Seany Supporter Willy Santos is also making a difference in the lives of local teens, and we think that’s awesome. So, check out what he’s been up to, to help raise money for a local, public skatepark:

For more info, visit http://www.miramesaskatepark.org/

Seany Seeks Movie Night Sponsors

Seany Movie Night Sponsorships
Mixing business with pleasure to do good for local kids


Fighting pediatric cancer is serious business. That’s why The Seany Foundation needs help from you and other local businesses in sponsoring a fun-filled movie night for local kids with cancer. In return, your business will receive the positive publicity needed to keep your business booming.

The next Seany Movie Night will be hosted at Ultra Star Cinemas at Poway on July 14. Children and teens with cancer from local hospitals and their families will receive tickets for the special viewing of a blockbuster film before it premieres nationwide. Moviegoers also dress up as their favorite characters to compete for exciting contest prizes! Best of all, thanks to you—and sponsors like you—tickets and snacks for the kids and their families are free!

Seany Movie Nights are truly magical events. Be a part of the magic and your business will receive exposure for its support of local children and their families, as well as allow these sick kids to spend an evening away from their hospital rooms and in the company of precious family members, friends, and supporters like you.

The Seany Foundation has been featured in important local news outlets such as


Gold Sponsorship – $5,000

Your business name or logo prominently displayed in advertisements for the sponsored event. This includes:

  • Thank-you ad in Ranch & Coast Magazine
  • Your business name or logo displayed on its own slide in our PowerPoint presentation, which plays continuously on the 40-ft screen prior to the movie
  • Live public mention to audience before movie
  • All signage for the Seany Movie Nights
  • Booth at movie theater on evening of the events
  • 6 VIP reserved seats
  • Admission tickets for 10 employees
  • Seany Movie Night flyer and other printed materials for distribution
  • Poster from the event prominently displayed in Seany Teem Activity Room at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego
  • Public acknowledgment of sponsorship within all TV and radio coverage
  • Inclusion in all press releases
  • Inclusion of the business name or logo on our Website and in all related email announcements
  • Mention of sponsorship in all social media promotions and updates

Silver Sponsorship – $1,000

Your business name or logo prominently displayed in advertisements for the event sponsored. This includes:

  • Thank-you ad in Ranch & Coast Magazine
  • Shared slide in our PowerPoint presentation, which plays continuously on the 40-ft screen prior to the movie
  • Thank-you poster for all sponsors
  • Booth space at movie theatre on evening of the events
    • 4 VIP reserved seats
    • Admission tickets for 4 employees
    • Seany Movie Night flyer
    • Inclusion of the business name or logo on our Website and in related email announcements
    • Mention of sponsorship in social media promotions and updates

For more information about the Seany Movie Night Sponsorship Program or other events and opportunities, please contact Amie Kuznicki at 248-563-4502  or [email protected].

I Really Wish I Could…

Consider one of the following personal options:

Sponsor-a-Family-of-Four: $160 for 4 regular tickets

Sponsor-a-Kid: $45 for a regular ticket

Seany Movie Night Tickets On Sale Now!

When: 7:00pm PDT Jul 14th, 2011
Where: Ultrastar Poway 10 Cinemas, 13475 Poway Road, Poway, CA 92064

Calling all wizards, witches, and Muggles, The Seany Foundation and its friends at UltraStar Poway Cinemas will be hosting a very special, early screening of this year’s most highly anticipated movie finale! Dress as your favorite character and you may win one of our famous costume contests!

General tickets include admission, complimentary popcorn, soda, candy, and sliders! And with VIP tickets, you also get reserved seating. Doors open at 6 PM, and screening begins at 7 PM.

General tickets may also be purchased and donated as part of Seany’s Sponsor-a-Kid Program. Tickets for the Sponsor-a-Kid program will be distributed at local hospitals to young patients with cancer and their families. Purchasing a sponsored ticket allows kids in treatment and their families to attend our fun-filled movie night for free!

Proceeds from Seany Movie Night benefit The Seany Foundation’s pediatric cancer research and patient care projects. www.theseanyfoundation.org

For more information or to purchase tickets by phone, call 858-551-5885.

Buy tickets for Seany Movie Night July 14