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Seany Marches to the Rhythm of Hope

In 2012, The Seany Foundation sponsored Lollipop Theater Network’s program “Rhythm of Hope”. TSF-sponsored sessions began in August 2012 and continued into January 2013. Patients gathered at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and LAC+USC Medical Center to create music together. It was the first year that TSF funded this important program, which allows kids to work together and with volunteer professional musicians or celebirty artists to create original songs. TSF is happy to report that thanks to the generosity of its donors, we will continue sponsoring music sessions for the 2013 program.

Summer Heats Up!

This summer The Seany Foundation proudly sponsored “Seany’s Corner” at the American Cancer Society’s summer camp program known as Camp Reach for the Sky. The camp allows children with cancer the chance to be kids – an experience often taken away or put on hold by their disease – and gives them a fun summer camping adventure while under medical supervision.

“Seany’s Corner” offered a refuge for kids who preferred to participate in more low-key or less physically demanding outdoor activities, providing numerous arts and crafts projects. On July 4, Seany Co-founder Amy Robins and Board Member Amy Schneider visited camp. Here are a few photos of some of the happy campers:

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.

Art from the Heart Helps Heal

On September 20, over 40 works of art created by young cancer patients and their siblings brightened the halls of the Acute Care Pavilion at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego as part of the 2011 Art from the Heart Exhibit, sponsored by The Seany Foundation.

Merit Award and Judges' Choice Recipients

Artists, ranging in ages from 1-20, wowed the crowd and judges with their creativity and talent. A public event that began in 2005, the Art from the Heart Exhibit gives patients being treated on the Hematology/Oncology unit at Rady Children’s Hospital and their siblings an opportunity to express themselves through art for both fun and recognition. As such, each participant walked away with a ribbon for their unique contribution. Ribbon categories included Judges’ Choice, Merit Award, or Honorable Mention. Many of the proud artists’ family and friends were also in attendance to show support for their loved ones.

Guests View the Artwork

The exhibition was followed by a celebratory reception that included refreshments and snacks and a saxophonist who helped set the mood for the evening’s festivities.

The Seany Foundation proudly salutes the talented young artists of Rady Children’s Hospital and thanks Dr. Deborah Schiff for organizing this wonderful event. The Seany Foundation would also like to thank its donors for making this and other programs that make a real difference in the lives of kids battling cancer possible.

To view more photos, visit The Seany Foundation’s Flickr Photostream.

Seany Sponsors GLEE and Art Exhibit

Ask any kid in treatment about the benefits of art therapy. Our own Seany could tell you that starring as Daddy Warbucks in a local production of Annie certainly had a positive impact on his self-esteem.  This year, we are pleased to announce that there are two crucial art programs at Rady Children’s Hospital that will be brought to you by The Seany Foundation:

“Art from the Heart” Exhibit

This exhibit showcases the artistic talents of children currently battling cancer at Rady Children’s Hospital. The event allows participants to submit original artwork and have it displayed throughout the facility. Art from the Heart lets the kids express themselves through art and receive recognition for their creativity. It also raises awareness about the power of art in healthcare. The exhibit and reception are open to the artists and their family and friends, as well as the judges and Rady staff. Costs include art supplies; certificates and ribbons; posters, flyers, and programs; refreshments; and a summer art intern.  (Amount needed: $2,500)

Glee Club for Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Patients and their Siblings

The SOMBFAB (Some Of My Best Friends Are Bald) Glee Club gives the music-minded children with cancer or blood disorders at Rady and their siblings a chance to shine! The club is a place where the kids can grow as people and music lovers, giving them a much-needed boost in self-esteem. Under the guidance of San Diego Junior Theatre Musical Director Richard Morrison and a Dance Teaching Artist, the children will meet approximately 20 times throughout the year to sing and rehearse. They will then show off their talents with performances. Costs include compensation for teaching artists. (Amount needed: $3,600)

Your generous donations make these programs possible.  Help us reach our 2011 fundraising goals by donating today.