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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:

President Obama Makes September Official

On September 10, President Obama proclaimed September “National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month”.  It’s doesn’t get more official than that.  So, make your proclamation in the fight against pediatric cancer.  Spread the word today!

Here’s an important video on Sarcomas:

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.

Introducing a Few Good Friends

Hey friends,

In today’s economy, to whom you give your business makes a significant impact.  Here are some links to just a few of our supporters that we’d like to recommend to you.  These are socially responsible businesses that have given The Seany Foundation a helping hand within the last year:

Best Buy

Weymouth Honda

Proflowers.com

Pamplemousse Grille

UltraStar Cinemas

San Diego Zoo

Detroit Zoo

OurCity San Diego

Scribbles, Ink

North Shore Printery

Jimbo’s Naturally

Pacific Athletic Club

MorganStanley SmithBarney

Kleinfelder Group

Forte Belanger

Alfonsi Railroad

Mountainwest Realty

A Step Forward in Research Funding

Dr. Gabriel G. Haddad, Physician-in-Chief, Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, UC San Diego, has been awarded a $10 million program project grant from the NIH.   As part of the community making strides in the fight against childhood cancer, we would like to congratulate our friend, Dr. Haddad, on this newly acquired resource!  Together, we can make the difference.

Read the full article.

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!

Kudos to Individual Fundraisers

Check out some great ideas Seany’s friends have come up with to help raise funds to combat pediatric cancer:

Becky Baird and Kids on Stage Productions Theatrical Workshop

On May 23, Steven Glickman, star of Nickelodeon’s hit show Big Time Rush, taught a performance workshop to over 30 kids ages 8-18.  The special class raised over $400 for The Seany Foundation.  Thank you, Becky and friends!

Kristie Schaufele and the San Diego Rock’n’Roll Marathon

A special thanks to Kristie, a mom of 3, wife, and Director of Operations for Tutorial Services, who generously sought out sponsors for her upcoming race.  Kristie is raising money online through Firstgiving.com.  Be sure to cheer her on during the world-renowned marathon on June 6.  You, too, can set up your own Fundraising page to benefit The Seany Foundation.  Just email [email protected] to ask us how!

Have another great idea to help raise funds for our cause?  We’d love to hear it!  Email us at [email protected] or call (800)794-8282.

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.

Join Seany’s Cause on Facebook

Want to be more active in the fight against pediatric cancer?  Be our friend on Facebook!

Help us raise awareness by joining our Cause on Facebook.  Then, tell your friends and ask them to join in the battle to end childhood cancer.

We promise not to constantly spam you with messages, and our bulletins will be short and sweet.  Visit our Seany’s Cause page on Facebook to get links to the latest and the greatest event information, photos, and project updates.  And find out who else is helping to make the difference in the lives of kids with cancer!