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Chase Delivers Check

On Friday, October 8, the Vice-President of the Rancho Bernardo Chase bank stopped by Seany Headquarters to personally deliver the $20,000 check promised in the Chase Community Giving contest.  Cheers to the Chase Community Giving program for keeping good on their word to help in the fight against childhood cancer!

Seany Releases New Ewing’s Sarcoma PSA

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and The Seany Foundation is striving to bring some very much needed attention to some little known diseases.  As research money comes trickling down the cancer heirarchy, these rarer pediatric cancers are often overlooked.  This gives us all the more reason to make some noise about them.  Find out a little bit more about Ewing’s sarcoma, the type of bone cancer that Sean battled for nearly 7 years:

In Your Face(Book)!

That’s right.  We’re running rampant on the internet now.  Seany’s all the rage.  So, why haven’t you joined in the fun yet?

Join our Fan Page, our Cause page, and/or our Groups page on Facebook to stay abreast of all the lastest and greatest information from The Seany Foundation!  It’s a great way to help us spread the word about our fight against childhood cancer.

If you need some more Facebook friends, feel free to request “Buddy S. Robins” to cheer you up!

‘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.

Celebration 09 Photos Posted

Check out the photos from our Celebration 09 photographer, Daniel Baird: http://www.flickr.com/photos/theseanyfoundation

Thanks again to all who made this event possible!

Seany Foundation Raises over $90,000!

Thanks to the generosity of the Everything Is Possible Celebration ’09 sponsors and guests, The Seany Foundation was able to raise over $90,000 to benefit its local projects to help find cures for pediatric cancers and to improve the quality of life for kids currently battling cancer.

The evening began with an open bar and about 40 silent auction items open for bids.  Guests then enjoyed the delicious cuisine catered personally by chef extraordinaire, Jeffrey Strauss (of Pamplemousse Grille).  A photo booth, caricatures, and raffle prizes kept guests entertained while Kamau Kenyatta rose spirits with his jazz tunes.  Bill Menish had his share of fun with the crowd during the live auction and also welcomed special guests Willy Santos and family and Assemblymember Lori Saldana to the party.

Pro skater Willy Santos (right) auctions off private skate lessons and lunch

Pro skater Willy Santos (right) auctions off private skate lessons and lunch

After a touching video about the Foundation and its mission, hearts throughout the room were warmed by guests “raising the paddle” to donate to help fund not only pediatric cancer research but also patient projects such as the teen activity center and rehab swimming pool.  And thus, Seany’s legacy continues.

Mitch Robins, Assemblywoman Lori Saldana, Amy Robins, and Barry Abrams enjoy the evening.

Mitch Robins, Assemblywoman Lori Saldana, Amy Robins, and Barry Abrams enjoy the evening.

We’re well on our way to hitting that half-a-million-dollar milestone.  Not bad for only a couple years!  And we’re just getting started!  Look out childhood cancer!  Your days are numbered.

Thank you to those who made this event possible: Daniel Baird Photography, Chris Daily, all of our wonderful volunteer staff, the Mission Bay High Key Club, our generous sponsors and item donors (check out the list on the News and Events page), Diane Kern, Bill Menish, the San Diego Hall of Champions staff, Willy Santos and family, Assemblywoman Lori Saldana, North Shore Printery, Scribbles Ink, Rene Van Rem, Blue Photo Booth, Kamau Kenyatta, Jeffrey Strauss, all of the lovely people in attendance, and, of course, our Seany Foundation supporters who couldn’t attend but still donated.  You can all feel very good about doing good.

Plans for next year’s Celebration are already in the works.  The date has been set for October 10, 2010.  That’s right: 10/10/10.  So, mark your calendars because it’s sure to be one party you won’t want to miss!

Celebration ’09 Sends Home Smiles

Mitch Robins, Assemblywoman Lori Saldana, Amy Robins, Barry Abrams

Mitch Robins, Assemblywoman Lori Saldana, Amy Robins, Barry Abrams

Last night’s Everything Is Possible Celebration ’09 served up smiles.  Guests took home prized possessions from our silent auction, live auction, and opportunity drawing.  There was also many a laugh coming from the Blue photo booth.

Attendees even got to mingle with special guests Assemblywoman Lori Saldana and pro-skater Willy Santos.

Special thanks go to Jeffrey Strauss for the delicious cuisine, Chris Daily for the complimentary caricatures, and Daniel Baird for his photographic skills.  More photos to come…

Congrats, Alex and Melanie!

Congratulations are in order for Alex Robins and Melanie Roberts!  The wedding was beautiful, and we couldn’t happier to see you two so happy together.  From all of us here at The Seany Foundation: mazol tov!

Memories of Sean in OurCity: San Diego

Click here to read part of Memories of Sean.

Click here to read part of Memories of Sean.

Extra! Extra! Read all about it.  This month is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and we are off to a great start with an article on Sean, Mitch, Amy, and the Foundation on page 26 of the September issue of OurCity: San Diego magazine.  If you haven’t received your copy in the mail, you can check out part of the article online and subscribe.  It’s a very well-rounded magazine, and we encourage your readership.  If you are a Seany donor, then OurCity will honor a request for a free subscription.  Just email [email protected] to make a request.

Rise and Shine with The Seany Foundation on FOX!

Need a reason to get up early tomorrow morning?  Well, have we got a good one for you!  Start the day out right with a live interview with Trainer Barry Abrams and Seany Foundation CEO Mitch Robins on FOX at 6:15am.  Seany’s Story runs in the fourth race tomorrow at Del Mar (9/9): Read more about Seany’s Story