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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!

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!

 

SD Supervisors Award $20,000 to The Seany Foundation

Congrats to our Seany Foundation Grant Writing Team, Melanie Robins and Amie Forte Kuznicki, for their efforts in securing a $20,000 grant from the County of San Diego! The grant will go toward construction costs related to completing the final phase of the Seany Room in the new oncology wing of RCHSD.  The Seany Foundation sends a special thanks to Supervisor Ron Roberts for all his support!Photo credit: http://sdnorthparknews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Ron-Roberts-Headshot-300x284.jpg

If your company has a charitable giving program or you know of a grant that might be right for The Seany Foundation, drop us a note at [email protected].

Be Our Valentine!

Only seven more days till Valentine’s Day!  Show your love and affection by sending Proflowers! When you shop through our storefront, $10 of your purchase is donated to The Seany Foundation. Check out some of these sweets for your sweet:

Seany Partners with Cars4Causes

Cars4Causes Link

Yes, that’s right! Now, you can donate your car and more “stuff” to benefit The Seany Foundation.

We have partnered with Cars 4 Causes® to process vehicle donations. Your donation to Cars 4 Causes® will help raise money for The Seany Foundation!

In addition to car donations, we accept:

* Cars
* Trucks
* Vans
* SUVs
* Boats
* Trailers
* Gadgets
* RVs
* Snowmobiles
* Jet Skis
* Motorcycles
* Motorhomes
* Heavy Equipment
* Personal Consumer Electronics

Don’t delay! Get rid of your used items and junk today! All for a great cause!

Chase Delivers Check

On Friday, October 8, the Vice-President of the Rancho Bernardo Chase bank stopped by Seany Headquarters to personally deliver the $20,000 check promised in the Chase Community Giving contest.  Cheers to the Chase Community Giving program for keeping good on their word to help in the fight against childhood cancer!

Seany Wins $20,000 from Chase

It’s official!  On July 13, The Seany Foundation ranked #81 with 1,793 votes.  Out of the tens of thousands of charities, The Seany Foundation finished in the top 100 to receive $20,000 from Chase!  Thank you for spreading the word to help us gather those last-minute votes.  You made the difference!