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Sarcoma Awareness Week Wrap-Up

According to our friends at Team Sarcoma, with a dozen teams left to report the results of their events, the preliminary count of the number of participants in the Team Sarcoma Initiative’s International Sarcoma Awareness Week is over 14,000 people! There were over 85 events in 14 countries and 28 states in the United States. One of these events was The Seany Lew Charity Poker Tournament, which was met with great success at the Hotel Solamar here in downtown San Diego. The following press release describes some of what took place at the reception for another awareness event that was held in Washington, DC:

Ambassadors from Lithuania, Mexico, and New Zealand gathered with physicians and government representatives on July 24 in Washington, DC, to honor people dealing with sarcoma, a rare and dangerous cancer. The reception was a part of the global Team Sarcoma Initiative (TSI), a growing movement that involved more than 14,000 people in 14 countries last week.”

For the complete press release, see

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/07/prweb2699284.htm

Seany Lew Charity Poker Tournament Turnout on Flickr

Team Seany at our International Sarcoma Awareness Event

Team Seany at our International Sarcoma Awareness Event

Well, The Seany Foundation was pleasantly surprised to see over 100 new bright and happy faces walk through the doors of the Solstice Ballroom at Hotel Solamar on Saturday night for the First Annual Seany Lew Charity Poker Tournament, which raised over $6000.

The pros take their seats for the poker tournament.

The pros take their seats for the poker tournament.

Thanks to our volunteer photographer, Terrani Nevarez, we have plenty of photos to boast of the evening’s exciting festivities.  Check out the Seany Foundation’s Seany Lew Charity Poker Tournament Poker photos on Flickr.  You might be in there!

Our generous first-place winner makes his moves at the final table.

Our generous first-place winner makes his moves at the final table.

After a win-or-bust two first rounds and a nail-biting semi, the final table competitors kept everyone on the edge of their seats.  The final five poker players received a complimentary Seany Foundation t-shirt and one of five fabulous prizes, including luxury hotels stays and gourmet restaurant gift certificates.  Our first place winner even donated $250 back to The Foundation- talk about good sportsmanship!

A very happy raffle winner

A very happy raffle winner

The real party animals stayed for the raffle at the end of the night.  We gave away bottle service for up to 10 at Stingaree, tickets for the Padres, tickets for the Turf Club at the Del Mar Racetrack, travel packages, and a digital camera to name a few.

Yes, it seemed that everyone truly enjoyed the evening.  The casino games definitely entertained, too.  We’re looking forward to doing it again.  Thanks to all who came!  We hope to see you again soon for some more fun and games.

Seany Lew Charity Poker Tournament Tonight

Check out our official listing with Team Sarcoma: http://www.team-sarcoma.net/2009-events/2278

So far, we have well over 50 players ready to try their luck at our tables, and we expect more guests to surprise us tonight.  Good luck to all!  We’ll see you in the Solstice Ballroom.

(Oh, and we’ve added a raffle that includes prizes such as a digital camera, an ipod nano, Padres tickets, Turf Club tickets, and 2 free passes to our October 11 gala event.)

An International Sarcoma Awareness Week Event

All right, all you card sharks (and general casino game lovers)- come have a night of fun at Hotel Solamar for The Seany Lew Charirty Poker Tournament.  If you haven’t already registered, be sure to sign up online to save your seat in the tournament.  You can also try your luck at craps, roulette, and blackjack.  We’re having a raffle, too, so be sure to check out the cool prizes.  Can’t wait to see everyone there!

We’ve teamed up with Team Sarcoma and officially signed up our poker tournament as an International Sarcoma Awareness Week Event.

An International Sarcoma Awareness Week Event

We have been talking with Team Sarcoma and working with them to help promote International Sarcoma Awareness Week, this July 18-26.  Our official event is going to be the Seany Lew Charity Poker Tournament.  More than 10,000 people around the world will be participating in various events during this special week dedicated to educating the public about sarcomas and what they can do to help find a cure.  Sean was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, which is a bone cancer.  On their website, Team Sarcoma defines sarcoma as “a cancer of the connective tissues, such as nerves, muscles, cartilage, joints, bone, or blood vessels”.  If you have visited The Seany Foundation website lately, you’ll read that “99% of all sarcomas occur in children.”  In recognition of International Sarcoma Awareness Week, we’ll be displaying more information about sarcomas at our poker tournament on July 18 as well as sporting the official “Sarcoma knows no borders” bracelets.  Show your support by signing up online for our event at www.theseanyfoundation.org/poker