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Seany Named Finalist by San Diego Business Journal

The San Diego Business Journal‘s “Family-Owned and Closely-Held Business Awards” will be held today at 4pm at Paradise Point Resort & Spa.  The awards are presented by the SDBJ, SDSU College of Business Administration Entrepreneurial Management Center, and the UCSD Continuing Education Family Business Forum.  And The Seany Foundation has been named a Finalist!  Congratulations to our co-founders Mitch, Amy, and of course, Sean Robins!

Understanding AYA

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term AYA, it stands for “Adolescent and Young Adult”.  Because this age range falls neatly under neither “Children” nor “Adult”, this group is often overlooked.  The Seany Room at RCHSD was designed especially with AYA in mind.

Now, here is an interesting fact from our friends at i2y: Some 72,000 Americans aged 15 to 39 are diagnosed with cancer every year, and more than 10,000 die. They make up less than 10% of all cancer patients, but survival rates for teens and young adults have barely budged since 1975, while those for children and older people have made dramatic gains.

This excerpt was published in the Wall Street Journal. Read the full article to better understand why The Seany Foundation holds our AYA patients so near and dear to our hearts.

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.

Read the full article.

Midwest Embraces Seany Celebration and Raises Over $30K

On Sunday, June 13, there was a lot to celebrate at the Skyline Club in Southfield, MI.  Over 100 guests, new and old Seany friends, attended the Everything Is Possible Michigan Celebration.

Guests enjoyed a delicious strolling dinner and the jazzy tunes of the Jesse Palter Band.  Many happy auction bidders and opportunity drawing winners went home with prizes ranging from exclusive travel packages to home entertainment systems.

Thanks to our generous donors, the Michigan Celebration gala successfully raised over $30,000.  Proceeds will be put toward vital pediatric cancer research projects currently underway at UCSD Moores Cancer Center and Rady Children’s Hospital.

To view photos from the evening’s festivities, visit Seany’s Flickr Photostream.

Our Teens: “Dying in Their Prime”

More reasons to support The Seany Foundation:

This article is from Science Magazine and charts the lower survival rates of teens diagnosed with cancer.  It also talks about Ewing’s sarcoma, the rare cancer that Sean was battling.

If you’d like a pdf version of the article, just click on the image to download the pdf.

Check Out Seany’s Archives

If you’ve missed any of our emails, don’t worry!  We’ve saved them just for you so that you can find out what we’ve been up to while you were away… Get the scoop:

Geek Squad Visits Seany Room

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On Friday, April 2, Best Buy’s Geek Squad made an appearance at the new Patient Care Pavilion at Rady Children’s Hospital to meet with Seany Foundation CAO Amy Robins for a walk-thru of what will soon be the Seany Teen Room in the new oncology wing.

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Our new favorite geeks were scouting out the location to plan exactly what kind of goodies they’ll be donating for use in the activity center.  Conversations included thoughts on Mac vs. PC, iPod stations, and speaker and flat screen TV options.  With the Seany Teen Room scheduled to open on time this summer, both The Seany Foundation and our friends at Best Buy are very excited about all the possibilities.

More updates on the progress of the teen room coming soon…

Follow the Fun on Twitter!

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Get all the latest news and updates, reminders, and breaking news links on our Twitter account!  Help The Seany Foundation grow and increase awareness just by following us on Twitter.  It’s that easy.  Go ahead, you know you want to click on that giant “t”…

NY Times Article Spotlights Teens with Cancer

Here’s an informative article that will give you a better understanding of why The Seany Foundation is concerned about our teen patients:

Experts See a Gap Between Pediatric Care and Adult Care