Hairless Potter Night cast its spell last night and raised over $14,000. The 7pm and 7:30pm special early screenings of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One welcomed over 300 guests to the UltraStar Del Mar Highlands. Thanks to the generosity of its donors, The Seany Foundation distributed 140 complimentary tickets to young cancer patients and their families from Rady Children’s Hospital, Kaiser Hospital, and Ronald McDonald House.
Fans began lining up at 5:30pm and feasted on popcorn, soda, candy, and sliders as they eagerly awaited the screening. Favorite dressed up characters included Professor McGonagall, numerous Harry Potters, representatives from Ravenclaw and Slytherin, Malfoy, Tonks, and a whole magical family. Costume contest winners went home happy with a Dream Dinner, Harry Potter Clue, 20 Questions Quidditch-style, and a brand-new Kindle. Opportunity drawing winners took home two VIP tickets to the next Seany Movie Night.
Special thanks to Jess Ochoa and his team at UltraStar for helping us host this exciting event! And once again, thank you to our kind-hearted donors for coming out to support our cause. Photos will be posted soon!
September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and The Seany Foundation is striving to bring some very much needed attention to some little known diseases. As research money comes trickling down the cancer heirarchy, these rarer pediatric cancers are often overlooked. This gives us all the more reason to make some noise about them. Find out a little bit more about Ewing’s sarcoma, the type of bone cancer that Sean battled for nearly 7 years:
More updates on the progress of the teen room coming soon…
Also, if you have an idea for an event you would like to put on to benefit The Seany Foundation, please contact us at [email protected].