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Obama Signs “Creating Hope Act”

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! President Obama recently signed legislation into law that will offer incentives to pharmaceutical companies to develop new drugs to treat childhood cancers. The “Creating Hope Act” came to fruition in large part due to advocates at Kids v. Cancer and other charities sharing our similar missions. It’s one big step in the right direction! Check out our fellow pediatric cancer fighter Nancy Goodman on Fox5 News:

 

 

 

 

 

Seany Gets Social

Get connected. The Seany Foundation is launching a new social media campaign designed to entertain, inform, and inspire you. Keep your eyes out for posts from Emily (Sean’s little sister) and her friends. You could even win some cool giveaways. Follow the fun on Twitter and Facebook today!

 

Reserve Your Tee Time!

The Seany Foundation proudly invites you to the 2nd Annual Swinging for Seany Golf Tournament! Back by popular demand, this year’s tourney will be held once again at the exclusive Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. Registration is now open. For more information and to register online, check out www.theseanyfoundation.org/golf. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are also available at www.theseanyfoundation.org/golf-sponsor. So, mark your calendars for Monday, June 11. We’ll see you on the fairway!

TSF Shines on San Diego People

On Sunday, November 27, KUSI’s Allen Denton interviewed Co-founder Mitch Robins on the morning program San Diego People. If you missed the episode, check it out here! The Seany Foundation feature begins at minute 20:49.

TSF on KUSI San Diego People

Thank You, Sponsors!

Thank you to all those who sponsored a teen for this year’s Twilight Night! Thanks to you, we reached our goal of 100 tickets sponsored through Seany’s Sponsor-a-Kid (and Family) Program. Over 80 attendees from local hospitals (teens and their families) shared the theater with another 100 Seany supporters who came out for the fun! Click on the image below to read all about it. To view more photos, visit The Seany Foundation Flickr Photostream.

Ranch & Coast Celebrates with Seany

Our friends at Ranch & Coast magazine are doing their part to help us spread the word about Celebration 2011! Check out our feature in today’s Benefits section: http://ranchandcoast.com/ATTEND/7/BENEFITS/3329/EVERYTHING-POSSIBLE-CELEBRATION/PAGE/1/

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.

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.

Seany Golf Raises Over $55K

On Monday, May 23, The Seany Foundation hosted the 1st Annual Swinging for Seany Golf Tournament. The partly cloudy weather did not deter our supporters from teeing off against childhood cancer in a big way! The event raised over $55,000, which will be put toward ongoing programs and research to improve the quality of life for kids and teens battling cancer.

Professional Golfer Maiya Tanaka swang her best in our Par 3 Challenge against 23 teams. “Winners” received raffle tickets, and “losers” got to use her shot in their game. Pro Skateboarder Willy Santos practiced his form out on the green alongside SD Chargers Steve Gregory and Vincent Jackson. Congrats to Vincent Jackson for placing 2nd in the Longest Drive contest. Special thanks go to Steve Gregory for auctioning off a personalized autographed football at dinner. Boxer Richard Power and NFL Player Rick Mirer also attended to show their support.

(Left to right: Steve Gregory, Lito Ricasa, Vincent Jackson, Willy Santos)

Winning bidders in the live auction took home Hawaiian Getaway vacation packages, a private dinner for 8 at Pamplemousse Grille, and a Peter Max print of Michael Jordan, autographed by Jordan. Contest winners took home golf gift certificates, a vacation package to Las Vegas, and more.

Congrats to the winner of our golf contests:

Closest to the Pin:     Lakes #3, Doug Eisold, 10’5″

Longest Drive: 1st-Zack Hannan, 2nd-Vincent Jackson, 3rd-Steve Young

1st-Christine Freedman, 2nd-Nebby Frank, 3rd-Sharon Stein

Lowest Team Score: 1st-Alan Fishman, Tod Kilgore, Eric Lambiase, Joe Matranga (58)

2nd-Mike Conger, Jeff Diltz, Todd Hansen, Rick Mirer (60)

The Seany Foundation would like to thank Kelly Sargent and KUSI for joining us in the early morning to help get the word out about the event. And of course, thank you to Ira Cammeyer, Lori Iaquinta, and Fairbanks Ranch Country Club for making this event possible!

We would also like to thank Rochelle Porter, Leslie Carter, and Robert Ricasa for catching all the excitement on camera!

And of course, a huge thanks to our Supporters:





Chargers Tackle Pediatric Cancer

You heard right! Word on the street is that San Diego Chargers’ strong safety Steve Gregory and wide receiver Vincent Jackson will be showing off their swings at the 1st Annual Swinging for Seany Charity Golf Tournament. The Seany Foundation is happy to confirm that these local celebrities will be on the green at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club on Monday, May 23. Want to catch a glimpse of your favorite players teeing off against childhood cancer? Register online today to join us for the fun.