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Celebrate with TSF on October 19

The Seany Foundation cordially invites you to join the Celebration!

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Be A Sweetheart on Valentine’s Day

Roses are red/Violets are blue/The Seany Foundation has something special for you!

Valentine’s Day is just a few days away (February 14)! Have you gotten your special someone a gift to show you care? Need a brilliant gift idea?

Check out The Seany Foundation’s ProFlower’s Storefront for beautiful flowers, cuddly teddy bears, and gourmet treats. $10 of every purchase will go to The Seany Foundation to help fight childhood cancer.

 

Kids Thirsty to Help Other Kids

Twin Cousins Hunter and Daniel Greenspan (6.5 like Noah) joined Noah and Talia (4.5) Baird in Carslbad, CA. They raised money and donated earnings to TSF!

This summer, our good friend Noah Baird, hosted another lemonade stand. And once again, he donated a portion of profits to The Seany Foundation, to help kids who are battling cancer. This time, he enlisted his cousins who were visiting from NY.

Complete with an ipod and speakers, their lemonade stand attracted the attention of drivers-by (mostly due to the wonderful dancing accompanying the music). The Seany Foundation salutes Noah and his growing gang of lemonade sellers for their continued support in the battle against pediatric cancer! Way to go, kiddos!

 

Temple Solel Trikes Against Cancer

On Wednesday, May 16, preschoolers at Temple Solel Early Childhood Center jumped on their tricycles and did laps to help fight childhood cancer! The Trike-a-Thon donated proceeds to The Seany Foundation. The tikes, in turn, learned about Mitzvahs and helping others in need. Thanks, Temple Solel students and teachers, for riding to help end pediatric cancer! Check out the next generation of do-gooders in action:

Tykes on Trikes for TSF

The Seany Foundation is very fortunate to have such supportive friends at Temple Solel Early Childhood Center! On May 16, the ECC will host a Trike-a-thon to benefit TSF’s pediatric cancer research and patient care projects. Thank you, children and teachers at Temple Solel ECC for your generosity and for making a difference in the lives of children battling cancer!

Erin Reed Says “F.U. Cancer”!

This month, The Seany Foundation will be receiving a little extra help from Erin Reed. In honor of her mother Valerie, who lost her battle to Ewing sarcoma (the same cancer that Sean had), Erin has joined the fight against childhood cancer. She has created an “FU Cancer” necklace, a 19mm hammered raw brass disc, complete with a 14K gold-filled chain. Erin is generously donating all proceeds from sales of this necklace to The Seany Foundation. To buy the necklace or read more of Erin’s personal story, visit http://www.etsy.com/listing/92993417/fu-cancer-necklace-valerie

Thank you, Erin, for making a difference in the lives of kids with cancer!

Mark Your Calendars for giveBIG

On Wednesday, December 14 at 7 AM through Thursday, December 15 at 7 PM, The Seany Foundation will be part of giveBIG San Diego, a program developed by The San Diego Foundation in conjunction with the BetterGiving organizations.

During these 36 hours, the giveBIG event will be collecting donations that will be matched dollar-for-dollar (up to $10,000 per gift) by The San Diego Foundation.

So, mark your calendars and double your impact by giving online on December 14!

Erin Reed Joins the Fight

The Seany Foundation like to share this heartfelt story in Erin’s own words:

“Five years ago my mom died of cancer. A brutally random, generally pediatric form of bone cancer called Ewings sarcoma. My stomach still turns after saying those two ugly words. Over the past five years I have experienced every imaginable emotion. I have been left lonely from the loss of my best friend; devastated over the loss that my children are experiencing, yet are unaware of (I was seven weeks pregnant with my first son when she passed) and pissed off that I now have to cook Christmas dinner. I exchanged most of my wedding gifts for shoes. I was never planning on knowing how to cook a roast, or explain to my children ‘why they can’t see god.’ These were going to be her jobs, not mine. Now, I am a mom of two, and I have shelves of stilettos covered in dust, and I just made Halloween cookies that tasted like chicken because I own only one baking sheet. Life was supposed to be different. Aside from sadness, anger and loneliness, my latest emotion is shame. I am so deeply ashamed that I have hidden behind this veil of sadness and have not done one thing to honor my mom’s memory. It has been so difficult to see her picture, or even speak her name, but she deserves better than that, because she was awesome. The type of mom that all of the other kids wished their mom could be just a little bit more like. The type of mom that I will never be, but cling to the hope that I just might because I have a little of her DNA. One thing is for sure – she never served me chicken-flavored halloween cookies. So why am I so publicly sharing this? Because I’m learning that childhood cancer is the number one killler of children. It kills more than asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis and pediatric AIDS COMBINED, yet the National Cancer Institute spends less than 3% of it’s $4.6 billion budget on pediatric cancer and the National Cancer Society spends less than 70 cents per $100. It’s unacceptable. I have already lost one love to pediatric cancer. I cannot loose my two naughty, dirty boys who break windows, run with scissors and refuse to eat their vegetables. That will take me out. Sadly, I know that the boogie man is real. He’s already visited me and I’m terrified that he will return. So here’s my start to honor my mom and join in the fight against pediatric cancer:

I have a tiny online jewelry site called Gypsy Sol Designs (www.etsy.com/shop/gypsysoldesigns) I will be donating 25% of my profits in November and December to The Seany Foundation (www.theseanyfoundation.org). They work really hard to support cancer research and do cool things for kids with Ewings Sarcoma and other forms of pediatric cancer. So, if you’ll be holiday shopping, think of me. Thanks for letting me share my story. I can’t wait to cut the Seany Foundation a fat check in the name of the friends of Valerie Farris, because there were many. Xo.”

Thank you, Erin. And welcome to Team Seany!

 

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:

Seany Week at Smashburger Del Mar

Craving a juicy burger? Want to help fight childhood cancer? Well, satisfy both cravings at Smashburger anytime during the week of Monday, May 16! From May 16- May 23, Smashburger will donate $1 of each San Diego burger sold to The Seany Foundation!  Just stop by the Del Mar Smashburger and order a SAN DIEGO BURGER for you and all your friends.

Del Mar Smashburger

Camino Del Mar & 15th
1555 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, California 92014
(858) 461-4105
10 AM – 10 PM Daily