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Hairless Potter Night Raises $14K

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!

A Step Forward in Research Funding

Dr. Gabriel G. Haddad, Physician-in-Chief, Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, UC San Diego, has been awarded a $10 million program project grant from the NIH.   As part of the community making strides in the fight against childhood cancer, we would like to congratulate our friend, Dr. Haddad, on this newly acquired resource!  Together, we can make the difference.

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Midwest Embraces Seany Celebration and Raises Over $30K

On Sunday, June 13, there was a lot to celebrate at the Skyline Club in Southfield, MI.  Over 100 guests, new and old Seany friends, attended the Everything Is Possible Michigan Celebration.

Guests enjoyed a delicious strolling dinner and the jazzy tunes of the Jesse Palter Band.  Many happy auction bidders and opportunity drawing winners went home with prizes ranging from exclusive travel packages to home entertainment systems.

Thanks to our generous donors, the Michigan Celebration gala successfully raised over $30,000.  Proceeds will be put toward vital pediatric cancer research projects currently underway at UCSD Moores Cancer Center and Rady Children’s Hospital.

To view photos from the evening’s festivities, visit Seany’s Flickr Photostream.

Kudos to Individual Fundraisers

Check out some great ideas Seany’s friends have come up with to help raise funds to combat pediatric cancer:

Becky Baird and Kids on Stage Productions Theatrical Workshop

On May 23, Steven Glickman, star of Nickelodeon’s hit show Big Time Rush, taught a performance workshop to over 30 kids ages 8-18.  The special class raised over $400 for The Seany Foundation.  Thank you, Becky and friends!

Kristie Schaufele and the San Diego Rock’n’Roll Marathon

A special thanks to Kristie, a mom of 3, wife, and Director of Operations for Tutorial Services, who generously sought out sponsors for her upcoming race.  Kristie is raising money online through Firstgiving.com.  Be sure to cheer her on during the world-renowned marathon on June 6.  You, too, can set up your own Fundraising page to benefit The Seany Foundation.  Just email [email protected] to ask us how!

Have another great idea to help raise funds for our cause?  We’d love to hear it!  Email us at [email protected] or call (800)794-8282.

Obama Gives Cancer Research Much-Needed Stimulus Money

“US President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled five billion dollars in funding from his mammoth economic stimulus plan to fund cutting-edge research on diseases such as cancer and AIDS…”