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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 Friends SOMBFAB

SOMBFAB, aka “Some of my best friends are bald”, is a support group for teens battling cancer.  One of Seany’s nurses, Amy Crisman, heads the SOMBFAB group at RCHSD.  If you’re a teen with cancer, or a sibling, we highly recommend that you check out their Facebook page for upcoming events.

SD Supervisors Award $20,000 to The Seany Foundation

Congrats to our Seany Foundation Grant Writing Team, Melanie Robins and Amie Forte Kuznicki, for their efforts in securing a $20,000 grant from the County of San Diego! The grant will go toward construction costs related to completing the final phase of the Seany Room in the new oncology wing of RCHSD.  The Seany Foundation sends a special thanks to Supervisor Ron Roberts for all his support!Photo credit: http://sdnorthparknews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Ron-Roberts-Headshot-300x284.jpg

If your company has a charitable giving program or you know of a grant that might be right for The Seany Foundation, drop us a note at [email protected].

Last Days to Buy Tickets for Alice in 3D!

Seany Movie Night is fast-approaching on Friday, March 5- only 9 days away.  If you already have your tickets, we will see you at 6pm when doors open at UltraStar Cinema Del Mar Highlands 8.  The costume contest begins at 7pm, and the screening will begin at 7:30pm.  We have a few more tickets that we’re looking to get sponsored for some kids at RCHSD who’d like to come for the fun, so if you or someone you know can donate the $40 for a young patient to have a fun night out, please let us know!  You can be part of the treatment and cure for childhood cancer.  Don’t miss this important date!

Seany Fellowship Recipients Announced

Congratulations to the 2010 Sean Lewis Robins Fellowship in Pediatric Oncology Recipients: Dr. Lisa Hartman and Dr. Courtney Lyle.

Dr. Lisa Hartman is our first year fellow.  She began her research in July 2009.  She completed undergraduate studies at Pomona College, attended medical school at the University of Texas at Galveston, and served her pediatric residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/ Montefiore Children’s Hospital.  Having yet to choose her specific research for years two and three, Dr. Hartman expresses interest in solid tumors.

Dr. Courtney Lyle is our second year fellow.  She began her research in January 2009.  She graduated from the University of Rochester, attended medical school at Emory University, and completed her pediatric residency at University of Colorado Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Lyle is interested in studying risk factors for pediatric stroke.

The Seany Foundation is dedicated to funding research to help find cures for pediatric cancers and to improving the quality of life for children and teen battling cancer.  Congratulations to our new Fellows!

‘Tis the Season: A True Story

Do good.  Feel good.  With your help, The Seany Foundation is embarking on some very exciting projects to help kids with cancer.  Help us spread the holiday cheer.  Pass on this informative video to help spread the word about the true story of great things that are happening right here in your neighborhood.