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Plan Ahead for Mother’s Day: May 9

Mother’s Day is approaching fast on May 9!  Be sure to plan ahead this year.  Do good for Mom, and do good for kids with cancer!  Use our link to order Mom a thoughtful gift, and Proflowers will donate $10 of each purchase to The Seany Foundation!

You can even get a FREE vase with your flowers.  Check out all the goodies for Mom on Seany’s Mother’s Day Page.

Geek Squad Visits Seany Room

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On Friday, April 2, Best Buy’s Geek Squad made an appearance at the new Patient Care Pavilion at Rady Children’s Hospital to meet with Seany Foundation CAO Amy Robins for a walk-thru of what will soon be the Seany Teen Room in the new oncology wing.

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Our new favorite geeks were scouting out the location to plan exactly what kind of goodies they’ll be donating for use in the activity center.  Conversations included thoughts on Mac vs. PC, iPod stations, and speaker and flat screen TV options.  With the Seany Teen Room scheduled to open on time this summer, both The Seany Foundation and our friends at Best Buy are very excited about all the possibilities.

More updates on the progress of the teen room coming soon…

Jimbo’s… Naturally! Makes the Difference

The Seany Foundation extends a great thank you to Jimbo’s… Naturally! for its donation of over $800 to The Seany Foundation to help in the fight against pediatric cancer!

This represents 16, 566 Wooden Nickels (or recycled bags) collected through Jimbo’s It’s in the Bag! recycling program at their Del Mar/Carmel Valley, Carlsbad, Escondido, and 4S Ranch locations.

Thank you, Jimbo’s and customers, for your support and caring!

Check out our friends at Jimbo’s online at www.jimbos.com.

HOG Annual Toy Drive and More Holiday Fun

Yes, despite the rain, over 100 big-hearted bikers from Biggs Harley Davidson North County and San Diego Chapters showed up on Saturday, Dec. 12 at Rady Children’s Hospital to deliver toys collected in their annual toy drive for the kids.  H1N1 precautions kept the kids from grabbing the toys in person this year, but our HOG friends made sure to leave tons of wonderful gifts for them to enjoy this holiday season!

After emptying their “sleds”, these holiday do-gooders went to Applebee’s to fill up their tummies at Dining to Donate, an event to benefit The Seany Foundation.  Our congratulations to our HOG friends for a job very well done!  You can check out some more snapshots of the Toy Drive at the Seany Flickr Photostream.

Seany Records Is Born

Seany Records, doing good through good music

Seany Records, doing good through good music

So, if you haven’t heard the story behind Seany Records yet, well, here is an abbreviated version:  When Sean was still in high school, Sean went up to LA with his girlfriend (who was a pop singer at the time) to meet with EMI music exec Harlan Lansky.  They hit it off.  Impressed with Sean’s knowledge of and enthusiasm for music, Harlan offered Sean a summer internship.  Unfortunately, Sean relapsed and was never well enough to make the extended trip up to LA.  After his passing, Harlan called Mitch to explain that he wanted to start a record label in Sean’s honor and have it benefit The Seany Foundation.  And thus, Seany Records was born.  Seany Records’ current artist Or, the Whale is now touring across the country.

Be sure to check them out on MySpace when you get a chance!  A portion of profits from Seany Records is donated directly to The Seany Foundation.

Opening Day at the Races

Team Seany is dressing up for opening day at the races today at the Del Mar Racetrack.  We’re trying to learn the ropes of horse racing now that The Seany Foundation has some horses of its own that will soon be running. We’ll also be sure to see one of our directors and top-givers, Jeffrey Strauss (a big race aficionado), at the track.

At last year’s Celebration gala at Moores UCSD Cancer Center, Dyan and Barry Abrams announced a surprise donation to The Seany Foundation.  Mr. Abrams originally met Mitch Robins at the cementery on one of the many afternoons that Mitch spends visiting a small, personal garden alongside the stone etched with Sean’s name.  After having visited the website and having been touched by Sean’s story and Sean’s own words on his CarePages, Mr. Abrams decided to make a contribution that would continue to give back over the years.

The Abrams bought two new thoroughbred horses, named them “Seany’s Story” and “Seany’s Courage”, and promised 25% of all winnings to The Seany Foundation.  Their generosity moved the crowd and was certainly a wonderful and welcome surprise for the Foundation.

Thank you, Dyan and Barry! We hope you enjoy this racing season!  We’ll look forward to seeing you at the track.