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Understanding Cancer in AYA

AYA = Adolescents and Young Adults

One of the reasons cancers in adolescents and young adults is so difficult to treat is because it’s just that: cancer in adolescents and young adults. The amazing transition from childhood to adulthood poses great challenges for cancer treatments in this particular stage of life. According to Dr. Brian Hayes-Lattin, “More than 72,000 adolescents and young adults (ages 15 to 39) learn they have cancer each year in the United States, a number up to seven times larger than the number diagnosed under the age of 15.” For more on why The Seany Foundation is concerned about improving treatments for teens and young adults, read the full NCI Cancer Bulletin article.

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:

This Thu.- How Your Laughs Can Bring Smiles

This Thursday, January 28 at 7:30pm, The National Comedy Theater’s College Team will go head-to-head against the San Diego State University Team in a night of competitive improv comedy benefiting The Seany Foundation.  It’s fun for the whole family; be sure to bring some friends.  Tickets are $8 general, $5 students.

For tickets and more info., please visit www.nationalcomedy.com or email [email protected]

Seany’s Story Gets a Pep Talk

Team members from The Seany Foundation met with the North County Times this morning to visit with trainer Barry Abrams and horse Seany’s Story.

Trainer Barry Abrams with Seanys Story

Trainer Barry Abrams with Seany's Story

Four-year-old Seany’s Story is scheduled to run in the fourth race this Wednesday, September 9th at the Del Mar Racetrack.  The Seany Foundation and friends will be there to cheer him on!  Come join us for the fun.

Check out photos from this morning’s visit at The Seany Foundation Flickr Photostream.

September: National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

This month is as good as any to learn more about how you can help in the battle against pediatric cancer!  Here are a few tidbits of information taken from our fact page about childhood cancers:

Cancer kills more kids than AIDS, asthma, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, and muscular dystrophy COMBINED.

The incidence of childhood cancer increased 33% between 1975 and 2001.

Sarcomas are cancers of connective tissue (bone, muscle, fat, cartilage, some soft tissue).

There are over 50 types of pediatric sarcomas; they account for 20% of all pediatric cancers.

99% of all sarcomas occur in children.

To help make a difference in the lives of childhood battling cancer, please help us to spread the word.  Ask your friends, family, and co-workers to read our blog, subscribe to our newsletter, watch our videos, follow our tweets, attend our events, and/or donate online.  Do good; feel good.  Help us raise awareness this month and join us to celebrate your hard work on Sunday, October 11.