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Celebration 2012 Raises Over $100K

On Saturday, October 13, over 100 guests gathered at the Del Mar Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe, CA, for The Seany Foundation’s 5th Annual Everything Is Possible Celebration. The landmark event was our best yet, raising over $100,000 for childhood cancer research and patient care programs. During the event, donors helped TSF achieve its millionth dollar raised since fundraising efforts began in 2007!

Guests enjoyed delicious cocktails, live music by Palter Ego, a silent/live auction with exciting prizes, and a gourmet meal. In recognition of her ongoing dedication to the fight against childhood cancer, Ms. Lori Iaquinta received the Seany Community Service Award.

The evening’s highlights included a special ballroom dance demo by Kurt Popp and a special announcement by co-founder Mitch Robins that TSF had raised its millionth dollar to-date. Many guests left the clubhouse that evening with their arms full of goodies. The champagne drawing winner took home a new iPad, opportunity drawing winners took home gift certificates, and winning bidders took home hot items ranging from a Hawaiian vacation to his and hers snowboards.

The Seany Foundation would like to thank the following sponsors for making the event possible: Alfonsi Railroad; Barona Resort & Casino; CustomerCentricSelling; Dr. John Smoot; Eddy Pump; Kleinfelder; Lockton Insurance; Medical Center Pharmacy; Nikolai and Maria Tankovich; Terry and Janice Tervort; Variety, the Children’s Charity of Southern California; and WJ Bradley. For sponsorship and advertising opportunities at future events, please contact Amie Forte Kuznicki at [email protected].

Check out more event photos on Facebook. Photos can also be purchased at Baird Photography. Special thanks also go to our photographer extraordinaire, Daniel Baird.

Did you attend Celebration 2012? Let us know what you think! Write us a review; we’d love to hear from you.

SOMBFAB Awards Guardian Angels

Yesterday, Amy Robins, Co-founder of The Seany Foundation, was pleasantly surprised to be presented with the “Guardian Angels Award” from the young cancer patient and siblings’ support group Some of My Best Friends Are Bald.

Amy Robins with Nurse Amy Crisman-Schneider

This past year, The Seany Foundation invited SOMBFAB members to walk the red carpet at Seany Movie Nights, free-of-charge. Several of its members also enjoy using The Seany Room in the oncology wing of Rady Children’s Hospital, a space dedicated to teens and young adults.

The Seany Foundation is honored to receive the Guardian Angels Award and would also like to wish SOMBFAB a very happy 21st anniversary! Kudos to fellow 2011 Guardian Angel Award recipients Aldo Sabino, Carmen Delgadillo from Friends of Scott, and Gary Schneider.

Celebration 2010 Raises Over $80K

Guests enter the main hall for dinner

On Sunday, October 10, over 150 guests attended the 3rd Annual Everything Is Possible Celebration held at the San Diego Hall of Champions in Balboa Park.  The jovial evening began with a cocktail reception and silent auction upstairs, where most of the action centered around a coveted Opera Gallery print.  Following the welcome reception, guests entered the main hall and enjoyed music by Ruby Summer, gourmet comfort food by Jeffrey Strauss and Pamplemousse Grille, and the warm, fuzzy feeling you get from knowing that all monies donated go directly to help kids who are battling cancer.

The evening was a celebration of Sean’s life and of his legacy.  The Seany Foundation awarded Mr. Bill Siegel with the Seany Community Service Award for his outstanding dedication to the cause.  Dr. William Roberts also attended and spoke about The Seany Foundation’s current research projects.  Celebration 2010 successfully raised over $80,000 thanks to the generosity of its sponsors, its guests, and those unable to attend, who sent in donations.

Bill Siegel accepts his award

Celebrate this Sunday!

Party Time!
Join us for the Celebration this Sunday!

This Sunday, October 10, The Seany Foundation will be hosting the 3rd Annual Everything Is Possible Celebration at the San Diego Hall of Champions in Balboa Park from 5pm-8pm.  Proceeds benefit pediatric cancer research and patient care projects.  This year’s event will honor Mr. William Siegel with the Seany Community Service Award.

This not-to-be-missed party boasts auction items such as a studio tour and meet-n-greet with Katie Couric, an on-the-set visit with Danny DeVito, a private dinner for 8 at Pamplemousse Grille, and much, much more!

The evening kicks off with cocktails, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction; and follows with a special performance by Ruby Summer, a strolling dinner, a live auction, and an opportunity drawing.  Festive fare will be provided by none other than Seany Board member Jeffrey Strauss of Pamplemousse Grille.  Tease your tastebuds with a sneak peek at the evening’s menu.

Tickets are $125 per person and are tax-deductible.  Tables are $1250 per 10 seats.  It’s not too late to bring some friends and join in the fun!  RSVP online today or call 800-794-8282.

StayClassy Award Nomination for Seany

Thanks for the nomination!  Someone has nominated The Seany Foundation for Most Creative Fundraiser as well as Best Small Charity.  We appreciate the support.  It’s nice to know that word is getting out about the local fight against childhood cancer.  Final nomination results come out in October, so we’ll keep you posted if we make the cut.  Thanks, StayClassy for recognizing the little guys, too!

Seany Foundation Top-Rated Nonprofit in San Diego

Yup, that’s right.  We’re listed as the top-rated nonprofit in San Diego!  Thanks to our friends who sent in their reviews, The Seany Foundation is getting some well-deserved attention on GreatNonprofits.org.  If you’d like to write a review about us and the work we’re doing right here in the local community, please visit http://greatnonprofits.org/reviews/profile2/the-seany-foundation

Happy Holidays!

GreatNonprofits Names Seany “Honorable Mention”

Well, our 43 wonderful reviews for the Cancer Fighter Award 2009 paid off.  The Seany Foundation received “Honorable Mention” from the charity directory GreatNonprofits alongside other greats such as The American Cancer Society and Cancer Schmancer Foundation.  We’re making a name for ourselves!  Thanks for your support!