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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.

Hairless Potter Raises Over $14K

Thank you, Seany supporters! Your magic helped us raise over $14,000 at this year’s Hairless Potter Night.

Over 300 people attended Seany Movie Night at UltraStar Poway. Guests followed the red carpet to Theater 10, where they were among the first in San Diego to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. KUSI and Fox News were there to cover all the excitement.

Seany’s Sponsor-a-Kid Program provided 100 complimentary tickets to young cancer patients and their families from local hospitals.

The costume contest boasted young participants dressed as the Weasley brothers, Tonks, Muggles, Dementors, creative versions of Harry Potter, and many more. Winners took home prizes ranging from an iPod to Harry Potter Legos to official HP7 posters to free smoothies at Jamba Juice.

The winner of the evening’s drawing was announced online after the event: #661895. The winner can claim the prize by calling 858-551-5885 or emailing [email protected]

The next Seany Movie Night is scheduled for November 17. For more photos from the event, check out Seany’s Flickr Photostream.

Thanks to Temple Solel Early Childhood Center

A very special thanks goes out Noah Baird and The Kadima Bet class of 2011 from Temple Solel Early Childhood Center. They spent some time thinking about what they wanted to do with the Tzedakah they earned this year.

After several suggestions, they agreed that giving their class Tzedakah to The Seany Foundation would make everyone happy and proud. In addition, Kadima Alef and Kadima Bet joined Noah and his Mom, Becky, to host a lemonade stand to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. Thank you to Becky Cherlin Baird, Sharon Segal, and the teachers and kids of Temple Solel’s ECC Kadima, Class of 2011, for making a difference! You’re off to a bright start!

Seany Releases New Ewing’s Sarcoma PSA

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and The Seany Foundation is striving to bring some very much needed attention to some little known diseases.  As research money comes trickling down the cancer heirarchy, these rarer pediatric cancers are often overlooked.  This gives us all the more reason to make some noise about them.  Find out a little bit more about Ewing’s sarcoma, the type of bone cancer that Sean battled for nearly 7 years:

President Obama Makes September Official

On September 10, President Obama proclaimed September “National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month”.  It’s doesn’t get more official than that.  So, make your proclamation in the fight against pediatric cancer.  Spread the word today!

Here’s an important video on Sarcomas:

Celebration 2010 Kicks Off to Combat Cancer!

You’re invited!  Bring some friends and join us for a night of fun at the San Diego Hall of Champions on 10-10-10.  On Sunday, October 10, The Seany Foundation will host its 3rd Annual Everything Is Possible Celebration!  Seany Board Member Jeffrey Strauss from Pamplemousse Grille will be catering the night of festivities, which will raise awareness and funds to combat pediatric cancer.  Don’t miss the excitement.  Full auction list coming soon… RSVP online today!

Seany Dates to Remember

Tuesday, August 17- Seany Volunteer Orientation: If you’d like to be a Seany volunteer, you should attend this informational meeting. Contact [email protected] for details.

Sunday, September 26- A full day of public touring activities and celebration for the entire community at the new Acute Care Pavilion. Be sure to check out the Seany Teen Room in the hematology/oncology wing!  9am-3pm at Rady Children’s Hospital.

Sunday, October 10- Everything Is Possible Celebration 2010 at the San Diego Hall of Champions: Join us at our annual gala event featuring cocktails, entertainment by RubySummer, festive fare by Jeffrey Strauss/Pamplemousse Grille, and silent/live auctions. Reservations now being taken.  Call 800-794-8282.  $125/person, $1250 per table. For sponsorships and in-kind donations, contact [email protected]

Thursday, November 18- Seany Movie Night (special early screening) Shhh- due to restrictions from Warner Brothers, we’re not allowed to publicly announce the title of the movie we’re showing, but feel free to invite your best muggle friends to join in the fun. If you can’t make it, do a good deed through our Sponsor-a-Kid Program. Tickets on sale soon.  For more info, contact [email protected]

Introducing a Few Good Friends

Hey friends,

In today’s economy, to whom you give your business makes a significant impact.  Here are some links to just a few of our supporters that we’d like to recommend to you.  These are socially responsible businesses that have given The Seany Foundation a helping hand within the last year:

Best Buy

Weymouth Honda

Proflowers.com

Pamplemousse Grille

UltraStar Cinemas

San Diego Zoo

Detroit Zoo

OurCity San Diego

Scribbles, Ink

North Shore Printery

Jimbo’s Naturally

Pacific Athletic Club

MorganStanley SmithBarney

Kleinfelder Group

Forte Belanger

Alfonsi Railroad

Mountainwest Realty

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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