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Donate Today with giveBIG San Diego!

giveBIG San Diego starts today! Donate online through www.givebigSanDiego.org, and The San Diego Foundation will match your gift!

From December 14 at 7AM to December 15 at 7PM, donations will be matched. That means your $20 gift will be $40, your $50 gift will be $100, and your $100 gift will be $200! Double your impact in the fight against cancer by filling out the form below.


 

Thank you, and have a happy holiday!

TSF Shines on San Diego People

On Sunday, November 27, KUSI’s Allen Denton interviewed Co-founder Mitch Robins on the morning program San Diego People. If you missed the episode, check it out here! The Seany Foundation feature begins at minute 20:49.

TSF on KUSI San Diego People

Great Holiday Gift Ideas

Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Give the gift that keeps on giving with these holiday suggestions from The Seany Foundation:

A Holiday Party with Heart

Host your own holiday party to benefit children with cancer. An ugly sweater party? A holiday tapas dinner? It’s easy to raise funds and cheer, while having fun with friends. Create your own invite page today at StayClassy.org!

 

Holiday Shopping for Good

Do your online gift shopping through GoodShop.com.

Shop at more than 2,400 merchants including Best Buy, Toys “R” Us, and others, and a percentage of each purchase will go to The Seany Foundation! Just list “The Seany Foundation” as your cause of choice.

 

Make the Holidays Brighter

Send a tribute to honor someone you love.

Just click “Tribute Donation” on our donate page, and we’ll be sure to send a personalized letter acknowledging your gift!

Thank You, Sponsors!

Thank you to all those who sponsored a teen for this year’s Twilight Night! Thanks to you, we reached our goal of 100 tickets sponsored through Seany’s Sponsor-a-Kid (and Family) Program. Over 80 attendees from local hospitals (teens and their families) shared the theater with another 100 Seany supporters who came out for the fun! Click on the image below to read all about it. To view more photos, visit The Seany Foundation Flickr Photostream.

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!

 

Seany Movie Night Nov. 17

That’s right! We’re busting out the red carpet again on Thursday, November 17. If you’re a fan of vampires and werewolves, you won’t want to miss our special early screening! For details, check out The Seany Foundation Box Office.

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.

Seany Movie Night Tickets On Sale Now!

Hey Seany Foundation Supporters! Tickets for the next Seany Movie Night are now on sale. If you’re a fan of werewolves, vampires, and young adult romance, don’t miss out on our special prescreening on Thursday, November 17 at 7:30pm at UltraStar Cinemas in Poway! More info at https://www.wepay.com/tickets/movienight

 

Show Your Support- Wear the Seany Badge!

Thanks to all who participated in The Seany Foundation’s 30 Ways in 30 Days campaign. Here’s a great way that you can continue to show your support throughout the year: Copy and paste this badge onto your own Webpage!

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