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Seany Marches to the Rhythm of Hope

In 2012, The Seany Foundation sponsored Lollipop Theater Network’s program “Rhythm of Hope”. TSF-sponsored sessions began in August 2012 and continued into January 2013. Patients gathered at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and LAC+USC Medical Center to create music together. It was the first year that TSF funded this important program, which allows kids to work together and with volunteer professional musicians or celebirty artists to create original songs. TSF is happy to report that thanks to the generosity of its donors, we will continue sponsoring music sessions for the 2013 program.

Kids Thirsty to Help Other Kids

Twin Cousins Hunter and Daniel Greenspan (6.5 like Noah) joined Noah and Talia (4.5) Baird in Carslbad, CA. They raised money and donated earnings to TSF!

This summer, our good friend Noah Baird, hosted another lemonade stand. And once again, he donated a portion of profits to The Seany Foundation, to help kids who are battling cancer. This time, he enlisted his cousins who were visiting from NY.

Complete with an ipod and speakers, their lemonade stand attracted the attention of drivers-by (mostly due to the wonderful dancing accompanying the music). The Seany Foundation salutes Noah and his growing gang of lemonade sellers for their continued support in the battle against pediatric cancer! Way to go, kiddos!

 

How Music Heals

Music heals. Check out this report from CNN on what patients dealing with cancer have known for a long time:

http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/08/09/music.soothes.anxiety.cancer/index.html?hpt=hp_bn6

And then, check out the story how hip-hop saved one young man’s life:

Seany Sponsors GLEE and Art Exhibit

Ask any kid in treatment about the benefits of art therapy. Our own Seany could tell you that starring as Daddy Warbucks in a local production of Annie certainly had a positive impact on his self-esteem.  This year, we are pleased to announce that there are two crucial art programs at Rady Children’s Hospital that will be brought to you by The Seany Foundation:

“Art from the Heart” Exhibit

This exhibit showcases the artistic talents of children currently battling cancer at Rady Children’s Hospital. The event allows participants to submit original artwork and have it displayed throughout the facility. Art from the Heart lets the kids express themselves through art and receive recognition for their creativity. It also raises awareness about the power of art in healthcare. The exhibit and reception are open to the artists and their family and friends, as well as the judges and Rady staff. Costs include art supplies; certificates and ribbons; posters, flyers, and programs; refreshments; and a summer art intern.  (Amount needed: $2,500)

Glee Club for Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Patients and their Siblings

The SOMBFAB (Some Of My Best Friends Are Bald) Glee Club gives the music-minded children with cancer or blood disorders at Rady and their siblings a chance to shine! The club is a place where the kids can grow as people and music lovers, giving them a much-needed boost in self-esteem. Under the guidance of San Diego Junior Theatre Musical Director Richard Morrison and a Dance Teaching Artist, the children will meet approximately 20 times throughout the year to sing and rehearse. They will then show off their talents with performances. Costs include compensation for teaching artists. (Amount needed: $3,600)

Your generous donations make these programs possible.  Help us reach our 2011 fundraising goals by donating today.

Seany Rocks the HMMA’s

Always an avid music lover, Sean would be proud!  The annual Seany Robins Rock Award, named after our favorite inspiration, will be given this year to an up-and-coming artist at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards on November 18, 2010.

Adding to the excitement, Seany Records artists are also nominated in various categories.  (Just another way Sean continues to rock our world.)

Seany’s Shop for a Cure Tomorrow!

Come join us for some complimentary appetizers and live music from noon-2pm at Tommy Bahama in La Jolla.  Tommy Bahama La Jolla will donate 10% of all sales to The Seany Foundation to help combat pediatric cancer.  Hope to see you there!

Everything Is Possible Celebration 2009 Tickets Now on Sale

Well, it’s right around the corner.  Sunday, October 11 from 5pm-8pm, The Seany Foundation proudly presents the 2nd annual Everything Is Possible Celebration at the San Diego Hall of Champions in Balboa Park!

Yes, it’s a big party to celebrate (and fundraise for) all of the positive work that is being done to help combat pediatric cancer.  We’re hosting the bar, and our beloved Jeffrey Strauss from Pamplemousse Grille will be dishing out gourmet hors d’oeurves and desserts.  Come enjoy live music, an opportunity drawing, and our silent/live auctions while you mingle with the philanthropists and who’s whos of San Diego.  You’ll also find out more about our community projects and how you can help improve the lives of local kids who are battling pediatric cancer.  Feel free to invite your friends and make an evening of it.

Tickets are $125 each.  Proceeds benefit The Seany Foundation.

Dress is cocktail attire.  To reserve your tickets, please email [email protected]theseanyfoundation.org or call 858-551-5885.

Seany Foundation CEO Makes Headlines with UofM

Check out this rockin’ article on Seany Foundation CEO Mitchell J. Robins!  Talk about diversifying… His alma mater writes about his most recent endeavors.  Click here to read the article Ross alum launches independent music label to honor his son.

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.