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Celebrate with TSF on October 19

The Seany Foundation cordially invites you to join the Celebration!

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2012 Annual Report Now Online

Check out how we put your donations to good use in our Annual Report 2012!* Thanks for your continued support in the fight against childhood cancer.

*Please note that Celebration 2013 has been changed from Saturday, September 28 to Saturday, October 19.

Cover of 2012 Annual Report

Be A Sweetheart on Valentine’s Day

Roses are red/Violets are blue/The Seany Foundation has something special for you!

Valentine’s Day is just a few days away (February 14)! Have you gotten your special someone a gift to show you care? Need a brilliant gift idea?

Check out The Seany Foundation’s ProFlower’s Storefront for beautiful flowers, cuddly teddy bears, and gourmet treats. $10 of every purchase will go to The Seany Foundation to help fight childhood cancer.

 

Getting in the Seany Spirit

The holidays are here! And we have a great gift idea for you that is not only cool but also benefits kids fighting cancer:

Buy a bracelet or a tshirt, and proceeds go to The Seany Foundation!

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!

 

2011 Annual Report Now Available

The Seany Foundation proudly presents its 2011 Annual Report! See how your support has made a difference in the lives of children, teens, and young adults battling cancer. Hard copies were recently mailed to 2011 donors. If you haven’t receive yours, then we might need to update your mailing address. Please send updated contact information to [email protected]. To read the 2011 annual report e-version, click here.

 

 

 

Thanks for Giving BIG!

Check us out on the Leaderboard! Thanks to 37 generous online gifts, The Seany Foundation successfully raised $11,161 in just 36 hours as part of Bettergiving’s giveBIG San Diego campaign. What a way to end the year! Thank you to all who participated and to those who helped spread the word about The Seany Foundation. Contributions will go directly to research to help find better treatments and potential cures for childhood cancer.

 

Great Holiday Gift Ideas

Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Give the gift that keeps on giving with these holiday suggestions from The Seany Foundation:

A Holiday Party with Heart

Host your own holiday party to benefit children with cancer. An ugly sweater party? A holiday tapas dinner? It’s easy to raise funds and cheer, while having fun with friends. Create your own invite page today at StayClassy.org!

 

Holiday Shopping for Good

Do your online gift shopping through GoodShop.com.

Shop at more than 2,400 merchants including Best Buy, Toys “R” Us, and others, and a percentage of each purchase will go to The Seany Foundation! Just list “The Seany Foundation” as your cause of choice.

 

Make the Holidays Brighter

Send a tribute to honor someone you love.

Just click “Tribute Donation” on our donate page, and we’ll be sure to send a personalized letter acknowledging your gift!

Mark Your Calendars for giveBIG

On Wednesday, December 14 at 7 AM through Thursday, December 15 at 7 PM, The Seany Foundation will be part of giveBIG San Diego, a program developed by The San Diego Foundation in conjunction with the BetterGiving organizations.

During these 36 hours, the giveBIG event will be collecting donations that will be matched dollar-for-dollar (up to $10,000 per gift) by The San Diego Foundation.

So, mark your calendars and double your impact by giving online on December 14!

Erin Reed Joins the Fight

The Seany Foundation like to share this heartfelt story in Erin’s own words:

“Five years ago my mom died of cancer. A brutally random, generally pediatric form of bone cancer called Ewings sarcoma. My stomach still turns after saying those two ugly words. Over the past five years I have experienced every imaginable emotion. I have been left lonely from the loss of my best friend; devastated over the loss that my children are experiencing, yet are unaware of (I was seven weeks pregnant with my first son when she passed) and pissed off that I now have to cook Christmas dinner. I exchanged most of my wedding gifts for shoes. I was never planning on knowing how to cook a roast, or explain to my children ‘why they can’t see god.’ These were going to be her jobs, not mine. Now, I am a mom of two, and I have shelves of stilettos covered in dust, and I just made Halloween cookies that tasted like chicken because I own only one baking sheet. Life was supposed to be different. Aside from sadness, anger and loneliness, my latest emotion is shame. I am so deeply ashamed that I have hidden behind this veil of sadness and have not done one thing to honor my mom’s memory. It has been so difficult to see her picture, or even speak her name, but she deserves better than that, because she was awesome. The type of mom that all of the other kids wished their mom could be just a little bit more like. The type of mom that I will never be, but cling to the hope that I just might because I have a little of her DNA. One thing is for sure – she never served me chicken-flavored halloween cookies. So why am I so publicly sharing this? Because I’m learning that childhood cancer is the number one killler of children. It kills more than asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis and pediatric AIDS COMBINED, yet the National Cancer Institute spends less than 3% of it’s $4.6 billion budget on pediatric cancer and the National Cancer Society spends less than 70 cents per $100. It’s unacceptable. I have already lost one love to pediatric cancer. I cannot loose my two naughty, dirty boys who break windows, run with scissors and refuse to eat their vegetables. That will take me out. Sadly, I know that the boogie man is real. He’s already visited me and I’m terrified that he will return. So here’s my start to honor my mom and join in the fight against pediatric cancer:

I have a tiny online jewelry site called Gypsy Sol Designs (www.etsy.com/shop/gypsysoldesigns) I will be donating 25% of my profits in November and December to The Seany Foundation (www.theseanyfoundation.org). They work really hard to support cancer research and do cool things for kids with Ewings Sarcoma and other forms of pediatric cancer. So, if you’ll be holiday shopping, think of me. Thanks for letting me share my story. I can’t wait to cut the Seany Foundation a fat check in the name of the friends of Valerie Farris, because there were many. Xo.”

Thank you, Erin. And welcome to Team Seany!