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Celebrate with TSF on October 19

The Seany Foundation cordially invites you to join the Celebration!

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Lugz Kidz Christmas in July

The Seany Foundation is a proud beneficiary of the 3rd Annual Lugz Kidz Christmas in July on July 27! Check out all the fun in Long Beach, CA. And if you’re a patient from a local hospital, you get in free! Just be sure to RSVP.

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!

SOMBFAB Awards Guardian Angels

Yesterday, Amy Robins, Co-founder of The Seany Foundation, was pleasantly surprised to be presented with the “Guardian Angels Award” from the young cancer patient and siblings’ support group Some of My Best Friends Are Bald.

Amy Robins with Nurse Amy Crisman-Schneider

This past year, The Seany Foundation invited SOMBFAB members to walk the red carpet at Seany Movie Nights, free-of-charge. Several of its members also enjoy using The Seany Room in the oncology wing of Rady Children’s Hospital, a space dedicated to teens and young adults.

The Seany Foundation is honored to receive the Guardian Angels Award and would also like to wish SOMBFAB a very happy 21st anniversary! Kudos to fellow 2011 Guardian Angel Award recipients Aldo Sabino, Carmen Delgadillo from Friends of Scott, and Gary Schneider.

Celebration 2011 Raises Over $80K for Childhood Cancer

On Saturday, September 17, over 100 guests attended The Seany Foundation’s 4th Annual Everything Is Possible Celebration at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps in LaJolla, CA. Guests enjoyed cocktails, gourmet cuisine, live entertainment, live/silent auctions, and an opportunity drawing, all while helping raise over $80,000 for pediatric cancer research and patient-care projects!

The Robins Family

Guests were also treated to the unique and spectacular lighting of BlissLights, who graciously donated their time and professional lighting to illuminate the entranceway that guests passed through on their way to the Tide Pool Terrace, where they enjoyed cocktails and a front row view of the stunning orange and purple sunset against the gorgeous and vast Pacific Ocean.

Entrance by BlissLights

Cocktails on Tide Pool Terrace

Once the sun went down, sister pop duo Ruby Summer gave a spirited live performance, and guests browsed enticing silent auction items, which ranged from a magnum of fine wine to an autographed guitar from the famous rock band Heart.

At the end of the silent auction, guests headed inside to their tables, which were festively named after exotic fish and decorated with bright blue and green tablecloths and soft, flickering candlelight. Shortly thereafter, plates adorned with the gourmet creations of Jeffrey Strauss of Pamplemousse Grille were placed in front of each guest to experience.

Guests Enjoy the Festive Food

Next, The Seany Foundation Co-founders Mitch and Amy Robins took to the stage to officially welcome guests for their attendance and support. Afterward, hip-hop artist Urbalist gave a powerful performance, highlighting the struggles of teens and young adults battling cancer. The rapper and cancer survivor also took the opportunity to shine the spotlight on this year’s Seany Community Service award recipient Ben C. Weinrib and his charitable works.

2011 Seany Community Service Award Receipient: Ben C. Weinrib

Following his acceptance speech, Ben drew the winning ticket in the Champagne Promotion – the winner was to take home a 32″ LCD TV. In true Seany spirit, the lucky winner donated the TV he had just won to a young cancer patient in attendance.

Auctioneer Steve Hamann then began what turned out to be a very exciting live auction! As quickly as Steve could get out the words, guests were raising their bid numbers to snatch up exotic travel packages, a Chargers package that included lunch or dinner with Safety Steve Gregory, and an exclusive golf package. Supporters continued to show their unbridled support during Raise the Paddle, generously donating over $7,000 to support The Seany Foundation’s current research and patient programs.

Dr. Sabourin Gets the Bidding Started

Finally, dessert and coffee were served and the Co-founders wrapped up the evening by announcing the opportunity drawing winners. The lucky winner of the coveted iPad2 happened to be a young guest who was celebrating the 14th anniversary of her adoption!

There is no doubt that this year’s “Everything Is Possible” Celebration was a success and that folks showed their true colors and desire to make a difference in the lives of kids and teens with cancer. For this, we are endlessly thankful. Along with guests, The Seany Foundation would like to thank its Gold Level Sponsors: Barona Resort & Casino, Eddy Pump, Medical Center Pharmacy, and Kleinfelder, as well as its many in-kind donors.

Thank you all for helping make cures possible for children with cancer. Simply put, none of this would be possible without you!

To view more photos of the event, visit Baird Photography.

Join Us for Celebration 2011!

Invitations are in the mail! If you aren’t on our mailing list, be sure to email [email protected] to receive a personal invitation to The Seany Foundation’s 4th Annual Everything Is Possible Celebration:

4th Annual Everything Is Possible Celebration – September 17, 2011
The Seany Foundation event to benefit Ewing sarcoma research at UCSD and Rady Children’s Hospital

An evening of cocktails, gourmet cuisine by Jeffrey Strauss, live entertainment, and a
live/silent auction and opportunity drawing—all in the name of pediatric cancer research.

Location: Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Time: 7-10pm
Tickets: $150 per person; $1400 per table of 10
RSVP: 800-794-8282

The Seany Foundation
The Seany Foundation funds research to help find cures for pediatric cancers, especially sarcomas, and works to improve the quality of life for children, teens, and young adults battling cancer. For more information, please visit http://www.theseanyfoundation.org.

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.

Strike Out Childhood Cancer!

Don’t miss Seany’s Birthday Bowling Bash this December 26 from 2pm-4pm at Mira Mesa Bowl!  Help us strike out childhood cancer!  Tickets will be available at the door- $27 for adults, and $17 for kids under 18- and include pizza, soda, shoe and lane rentals.

Celebrate this Sunday!

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Join us for the Celebration this Sunday!

This Sunday, October 10, The Seany Foundation will be hosting the 3rd Annual Everything Is Possible Celebration at the San Diego Hall of Champions in Balboa Park from 5pm-8pm.  Proceeds benefit pediatric cancer research and patient care projects.  This year’s event will honor Mr. William Siegel with the Seany Community Service Award.

This not-to-be-missed party boasts auction items such as a studio tour and meet-n-greet with Katie Couric, an on-the-set visit with Danny DeVito, a private dinner for 8 at Pamplemousse Grille, and much, much more!

The evening kicks off with cocktails, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction; and follows with a special performance by Ruby Summer, a strolling dinner, a live auction, and an opportunity drawing.  Festive fare will be provided by none other than Seany Board member Jeffrey Strauss of Pamplemousse Grille.  Tease your tastebuds with a sneak peek at the evening’s menu.

Tickets are $125 per person and are tax-deductible.  Tables are $1250 per 10 seats.  It’s not too late to bring some friends and join in the fun!  RSVP online today or call 800-794-8282.

Kids Helping Kids

A huge thanks goes out to young Noah Baird and friends for hosting the first-ever lemonade stand/snack stop to benefit The Seany Foundation!  Noah and his friends teamed up on July 11 to help us raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer.

Noah’s mom, Becky Baird, writes, “I wanted to share the most beautiful part of our Lemonade Stand Day.  (We learned a lot and next month when we do it again, we will have a REALLY BIG SEANY SIGN!!)  The kids had the best day, smiling, giggling, rocking out to music…super fun. As cars came by, one lady stopped her black SUV and two sweet 10 year old girls (roughly) quickly popped out of the car. The mom followed them across the street. As the girls told our kids what they wanted, the mom asked me what the proceeds were going to. As I told the mom and two young girls, the first girl said she lost a sibling to cancer, and the other girl said her brother had died of cancer as well.  Well, I was moved to chills and tears. I could see the mom was emotional as well, obviously.  The mom had lost her son, the sisters brother, to cancer and the two young girls were friends… It was so moving and really made us realize that we were doing something great!”

Inspired by Noah?  If you’d like to host your own event to benefit childhood cancer research, just email us at [email protected] or call 800-794-8282.

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