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Sarcoma Awareness Week Wrap-Up

According to our friends at Team Sarcoma, with a dozen teams left to report the results of their events, the preliminary count of the number of participants in the Team Sarcoma Initiative’s International Sarcoma Awareness Week is over 14,000 people! There were over 85 events in 14 countries and 28 states in the United States. One of these events was The Seany Lew Charity Poker Tournament, which was met with great success at the Hotel Solamar here in downtown San Diego. The following press release describes some of what took place at the reception for another awareness event that was held in Washington, DC:

Ambassadors from Lithuania, Mexico, and New Zealand gathered with physicians and government representatives on July 24 in Washington, DC, to honor people dealing with sarcoma, a rare and dangerous cancer. The reception was a part of the global Team Sarcoma Initiative (TSI), a growing movement that involved more than 14,000 people in 14 countries last week.”

For the complete press release, see

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/07/prweb2699284.htm

Seany Lew Charity Poker Tournament Turnout on Flickr

Team Seany at our International Sarcoma Awareness Event

Team Seany at our International Sarcoma Awareness Event

Well, The Seany Foundation was pleasantly surprised to see over 100 new bright and happy faces walk through the doors of the Solstice Ballroom at Hotel Solamar on Saturday night for the First Annual Seany Lew Charity Poker Tournament, which raised over $6000.

The pros take their seats for the poker tournament.

The pros take their seats for the poker tournament.

Thanks to our volunteer photographer, Terrani Nevarez, we have plenty of photos to boast of the evening’s exciting festivities.  Check out the Seany Foundation’s Seany Lew Charity Poker Tournament Poker photos on Flickr.  You might be in there!

Our generous first-place winner makes his moves at the final table.

Our generous first-place winner makes his moves at the final table.

After a win-or-bust two first rounds and a nail-biting semi, the final table competitors kept everyone on the edge of their seats.  The final five poker players received a complimentary Seany Foundation t-shirt and one of five fabulous prizes, including luxury hotels stays and gourmet restaurant gift certificates.  Our first place winner even donated $250 back to The Foundation- talk about good sportsmanship!

A very happy raffle winner

A very happy raffle winner

The real party animals stayed for the raffle at the end of the night.  We gave away bottle service for up to 10 at Stingaree, tickets for the Padres, tickets for the Turf Club at the Del Mar Racetrack, travel packages, and a digital camera to name a few.

Yes, it seemed that everyone truly enjoyed the evening.  The casino games definitely entertained, too.  We’re looking forward to doing it again.  Thanks to all who came!  We hope to see you again soon for some more fun and games.

International Sarcoma Awareness Week July 18-26

The Seany Lew Charity Poker Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, July 18 from 6:30pm-11pm.  We’re encouraging people to register online to ensure that we can acommodate everyone who wants to play; seating is limited.  There will be complimentary food, and drinks will be available for purchase.  Our Director of Special Events Mari M. Pullen is handling this summertime happening with some special help from our new Community Relations team member Ben C. Weinrib.

Be sure to check out The Seany Lew Charity Poker Tournament page for registration information.

Did we mention you could win a trip to the Wynn in Las Vegas and tickets to La Reve?  Oh, and the team has wrangled up some pretty stellar gift certificates from a variety of restaurants and other businesses downtown, too.  If you’re not much of a poker player but want to come play some games, well, we have something for you, too- craps, roulette, blackjack… At the end of the night, you can trade in your casino winnings for a chance to win a raffle prize.  This will certainly a chic event; if you decide to go out in Gaslamp afterwards, we’ve got some special offers for you, too.

Just another neat fact: The Poker Tournament is an official event of International Sarcoma Awareness Week.