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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

Seany’s 30 Ways in 30 Days

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and The Seany Foundation needs you to help spread the word!

“During National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we honor the young lives taken too soon and the survivors who face chronic health challenges, we celebrate the progress made in treatment and recovery, and we rededicate ourselves to fighting this disease so all children may have the chance to live a full and healthy life.” -President Barack Obama

All month long, we’ll be sharing ways that you can help make a difference in the lives of kids with cancer. Check back every day for updates!

Day 1: Check out our September National Childhood Cancer Awareness video:

Day 2: Read Seany’s Story at http://www.theseanyfoundation.org/story.aspx

Days 3 and 4: “Like” The Seany Foundation on Facebook.

Day 5: Start using GoodSearch.com, which gives the charity of your choice money every time you do an Internet search. Remember to choose The Seany Foundation in La Jolla, CA.

Day 6: Donate your Facebook status. Post “September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Cancer is the leading cause of death in children. Help make a difference today. www.facebook.com/TheSeanyFoundation”

Day 7: Ask your best Facebook friends to “Like” The Seany Foundation.

Day 8: Write a review about The Seany Foundation and/or its fun events at http://greatnonprofits.org/reviews/profile2/the-seany-foundation

Day 9: Read Sean’s (“Seanylewbear”) words on Carepages: http://www.carepages.com/ServeCarePage?cpn=Seanylewbear

Day 10: Shop tons of your favorite merchants online at GoodShop.com and pick The Seany Foundation as your charity of choice.

Day 11: Follow @SeanyFoundation on Twitter.

Day 12: Watch this video about Sarcomas: http://youtu.be/A0-sb5LCmOg

Day 13: Today is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Day. Wear something yellow to show your support.

Day 14: Check out photos from Hairless Potter Night 2011: http://www.flickr.com/photos/theseanyfoundation/sets/72157627080719985/

Day 15: Send flowers or a gift to someone you love using ProFlowers: http://www.proflowers.com/landing2.aspx?pageid=optin&ref=fgvaffilNonProfitseany

Day 16: Advertise your business or the business of someone you know by donating an item or service for one of our upcoming events. For more info, visit http://www.theseanyfoundation.org/celebration

Day 17: Celebrate with The Seany Foundation! Join us for our annual party: www.theseanyfoundation.org/celebration

Day 18: Set up a tribute in honor of or to someone you love: http://www.theseanyfoundation.org/tribute_form.aspx

Day 19: Check out photos from all our fun events: http://theseanyfoundation.org/gallery.aspx

Day 20: See how your donation impacts the lives of kids and teens battling cancer. Join us for the 2011 Art from the Heart Exhibit at Rady Children’s Hospital today from 6:30pm-8pm in the Acute Care Pavilion!

Day 21: Word of mouth is a great gift. Tell someone you know about us today!

Day 22: Join Team Seany! Email [email protected] to join our volunteer list.

Day 23: Donate your car, boat, RV, or motorcycle: http://www.cars4causes.net/charity-car-donation/the-seany-foundation?_vsrefdom=charity_pages

Day 24: Read “In Cancer Fight, Teenagers Don’t Fit In” and share it with others: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/16/health/16canc.html?adxnnl=1&ref=health&adxnnlx=1313779779-TXrtijdlEstwQc/Qddb9tw

Day 25: Subscribe to The Seany Foundation’s YouTube Channel. Pick your favorite video to send to family and friends: www.youtube.com/seanyfoundation

Day 26: Visit The Seany Foundation Blog at http://blog.theseanyfoundation.org

Day 27: Bike, run, or walk? Create your own page to fundraise for The Seany Foundation at http://www.firstgiving.com/24587

Day 28: Sign up to receive our newsletter! Text SEANY to 22828 or sign up online.

Day 29: Watch this video to see how Urbalist used hip-hop to beat cancer: http://youtu.be/JvAXPf73Yi0

Day 30: Stay in touch! Connect with us online (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Flickr) to find out about our events and ways you can make a difference year-round.

Celebration 2010 Kicks Off to Combat Cancer!

You’re invited!  Bring some friends and join us for a night of fun at the San Diego Hall of Champions on 10-10-10.  On Sunday, October 10, The Seany Foundation will host its 3rd Annual Everything Is Possible Celebration!  Seany Board Member Jeffrey Strauss from Pamplemousse Grille will be catering the night of festivities, which will raise awareness and funds to combat pediatric cancer.  Don’t miss the excitement.  Full auction list coming soon… RSVP online today!

Seany Dates to Remember

Tuesday, August 17- Seany Volunteer Orientation: If you’d like to be a Seany volunteer, you should attend this informational meeting. Contact [email protected] for details.

Sunday, September 26- A full day of public touring activities and celebration for the entire community at the new Acute Care Pavilion. Be sure to check out the Seany Teen Room in the hematology/oncology wing!  9am-3pm at Rady Children’s Hospital.

Sunday, October 10- Everything Is Possible Celebration 2010 at the San Diego Hall of Champions: Join us at our annual gala event featuring cocktails, entertainment by RubySummer, festive fare by Jeffrey Strauss/Pamplemousse Grille, and silent/live auctions. Reservations now being taken.  Call 800-794-8282.  $125/person, $1250 per table. For sponsorships and in-kind donations, contact [email protected]

Thursday, November 18- Seany Movie Night (special early screening) Shhh- due to restrictions from Warner Brothers, we’re not allowed to publicly announce the title of the movie we’re showing, but feel free to invite your best muggle friends to join in the fun. If you can’t make it, do a good deed through our Sponsor-a-Kid Program. Tickets on sale soon.  For more info, contact [email protected]

Seany Teen Room Set to Open This Fall

Come one, come all!  On Sunday, September 26 from 9am to 3pm, the new Acute Care Pavilion at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego will be open to the public.  Stop by for a visit to walk through the new facility and take a peek at the brand new, and first of its kind, Seany Teen Room!  Currently, our friends at Best Buy are finishing up plans to install the electronics so that the new teen lounge will be all set for use when the patients move in on October 10.  Yes, October 10 also marks the annual Seany Foundation Everything Is Possible Celebration gala.  So, mark your calendars; don’t miss the fun and excitement!  We’ll see you there.

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.

Subscribe to Seany’s YouTube Channel

Want to know more about the foundation and who we are?  Check out Seany Foundation videos, PSA’s, and links to important information from leading medical experts.  Join The Seany Foundation’s YouTube Channel, and add us to your friend list.  If you’re interested in making a Seany PSA of your own to post on YouTube to help spread awareness about childhood cancer, contact us at [email protected] to find out how.

Seany’s Story Headlines in the SD Union Tribune

Check out The Seany Foudation in the San Diego Union Tribune today:

Abrams Trainee’s Earnings to Benefit Cancer Foundation (That’s us!)

Also seen in The Racing Edition and UnusualHeat.com

Now Playing: Seany Public Service Announcement

Tune in to the newest PSA from The Seany Foundation: