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Day 2: Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Day 2:  “My life would not be the same if I did not keep going to Camp. I would not have the friends I do today or the memories. Camp made every shot, every chemo and radiation therapy worth it. I love Camp, [they are] my family.” – Loni “Mumbles” Merritt

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Smiles and Laughter are a huge part of the healing process when you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer. At Seany’s Camp Reach for the Sky, we take that job VERY seriously.

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Seany’s Cancer Crush

In efforts to raise support for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month we would to challenge you to participate in Seany’s Cancer Crush. To do this all you have to do is crush your very own watermelon (or anything you want: cans, fruits, etc). After you’ve done that tag two people in your post and they will have 48 hours to do their own Seany’s Cancer Crush or donate $25 to The Seany Foundation. This can be done at https://theseanyfoundation.secure.force.com/donate . So let’s get on this one guys and raise awareness for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Andrew Penna Danica Voight

Posted by The Seany Foundation on Wednesday, September 2, 2015

 

Day 1: Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Day 1: This month, we are going gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Will you join us? 

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Day 1: Transformation Tuesday. Hannah’s 1 year transformation is so inspiring! Camp makes a difference!

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Campaign to begin again!

We are so excited to once again, get the word out about Childhood Cancer Awareness. This year, we will be talking with survivors, siblings, parents, and friends about their personal experiences with pediatric cancer. We will be posting on social media as well as right here, so check back with us in September to learn more.

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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.

Celebration 2011 Raises Over $80K for Childhood Cancer

On Saturday, September 17, over 100 guests attended The Seany Foundation’s 4th Annual Everything Is Possible Celebration at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps in LaJolla, CA. Guests enjoyed cocktails, gourmet cuisine, live entertainment, live/silent auctions, and an opportunity drawing, all while helping raise over $80,000 for pediatric cancer research and patient-care projects!

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Guests were also treated to the unique and spectacular lighting of BlissLights, who graciously donated their time and professional lighting to illuminate the entranceway that guests passed through on their way to the Tide Pool Terrace, where they enjoyed cocktails and a front row view of the stunning orange and purple sunset against the gorgeous and vast Pacific Ocean.

Entrance by BlissLights

Cocktails on Tide Pool Terrace

Once the sun went down, sister pop duo Ruby Summer gave a spirited live performance, and guests browsed enticing silent auction items, which ranged from a magnum of fine wine to an autographed guitar from the famous rock band Heart.

At the end of the silent auction, guests headed inside to their tables, which were festively named after exotic fish and decorated with bright blue and green tablecloths and soft, flickering candlelight. Shortly thereafter, plates adorned with the gourmet creations of Jeffrey Strauss of Pamplemousse Grille were placed in front of each guest to experience.

Guests Enjoy the Festive Food

Next, The Seany Foundation Co-founders Mitch and Amy Robins took to the stage to officially welcome guests for their attendance and support. Afterward, hip-hop artist Urbalist gave a powerful performance, highlighting the struggles of teens and young adults battling cancer. The rapper and cancer survivor also took the opportunity to shine the spotlight on this year’s Seany Community Service award recipient Ben C. Weinrib and his charitable works.

2011 Seany Community Service Award Receipient: Ben C. Weinrib

Following his acceptance speech, Ben drew the winning ticket in the Champagne Promotion – the winner was to take home a 32″ LCD TV. In true Seany spirit, the lucky winner donated the TV he had just won to a young cancer patient in attendance.

Auctioneer Steve Hamann then began what turned out to be a very exciting live auction! As quickly as Steve could get out the words, guests were raising their bid numbers to snatch up exotic travel packages, a Chargers package that included lunch or dinner with Safety Steve Gregory, and an exclusive golf package. Supporters continued to show their unbridled support during Raise the Paddle, generously donating over $7,000 to support The Seany Foundation’s current research and patient programs.

Dr. Sabourin Gets the Bidding Started

Finally, dessert and coffee were served and the Co-founders wrapped up the evening by announcing the opportunity drawing winners. The lucky winner of the coveted iPad2 happened to be a young guest who was celebrating the 14th anniversary of her adoption!

There is no doubt that this year’s “Everything Is Possible” Celebration was a success and that folks showed their true colors and desire to make a difference in the lives of kids and teens with cancer. For this, we are endlessly thankful. Along with guests, The Seany Foundation would like to thank its Gold Level Sponsors: Barona Resort & Casino, Eddy Pump, Medical Center Pharmacy, and Kleinfelder, as well as its many in-kind donors.

Thank you all for helping make cures possible for children with cancer. Simply put, none of this would be possible without you!

To view more photos of the event, visit Baird Photography.

Ranch & Coast Celebrates with Seany

Our friends at Ranch & Coast magazine are doing their part to help us spread the word about Celebration 2011! Check out our feature in today’s Benefits section: http://ranchandcoast.com/ATTEND/7/BENEFITS/3329/EVERYTHING-POSSIBLE-CELEBRATION/PAGE/1/

Seany’s 30 Ways in 30 Days

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and The Seany Foundation needs you to help spread the word!

“During National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we honor the young lives taken too soon and the survivors who face chronic health challenges, we celebrate the progress made in treatment and recovery, and we rededicate ourselves to fighting this disease so all children may have the chance to live a full and healthy life.” -President Barack Obama

All month long, we’ll be sharing ways that you can help make a difference in the lives of kids with cancer. Check back every day for updates!

Day 1: Check out our September National Childhood Cancer Awareness video:

Day 2: Read Seany’s Story at http://www.theseanyfoundation.org/story.aspx

Days 3 and 4: “Like” The Seany Foundation on Facebook.

Day 5: Start using GoodSearch.com, which gives the charity of your choice money every time you do an Internet search. Remember to choose The Seany Foundation in La Jolla, CA.

Day 6: Donate your Facebook status. Post “September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Cancer is the leading cause of death in children. Help make a difference today. www.facebook.com/TheSeanyFoundation”

Day 7: Ask your best Facebook friends to “Like” The Seany Foundation.

Day 8: Write a review about The Seany Foundation and/or its fun events at http://greatnonprofits.org/reviews/profile2/the-seany-foundation

Day 9: Read Sean’s (“Seanylewbear”) words on Carepages: http://www.carepages.com/ServeCarePage?cpn=Seanylewbear

Day 10: Shop tons of your favorite merchants online at GoodShop.com and pick The Seany Foundation as your charity of choice.

Day 11: Follow @SeanyFoundation on Twitter.

Day 12: Watch this video about Sarcomas: http://youtu.be/A0-sb5LCmOg

Day 13: Today is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Day. Wear something yellow to show your support.

Day 14: Check out photos from Hairless Potter Night 2011: http://www.flickr.com/photos/theseanyfoundation/sets/72157627080719985/

Day 15: Send flowers or a gift to someone you love using ProFlowers: http://www.proflowers.com/landing2.aspx?pageid=optin&ref=fgvaffilNonProfitseany

Day 16: Advertise your business or the business of someone you know by donating an item or service for one of our upcoming events. For more info, visit http://www.theseanyfoundation.org/celebration

Day 17: Celebrate with The Seany Foundation! Join us for our annual party: www.theseanyfoundation.org/celebration

Day 18: Set up a tribute in honor of or to someone you love: http://www.theseanyfoundation.org/tribute_form.aspx

Day 19: Check out photos from all our fun events: http://theseanyfoundation.org/gallery.aspx

Day 20: See how your donation impacts the lives of kids and teens battling cancer. Join us for the 2011 Art from the Heart Exhibit at Rady Children’s Hospital today from 6:30pm-8pm in the Acute Care Pavilion!

Day 21: Word of mouth is a great gift. Tell someone you know about us today!

Day 22: Join Team Seany! Email [email protected] to join our volunteer list.

Day 23: Donate your car, boat, RV, or motorcycle: http://www.cars4causes.net/charity-car-donation/the-seany-foundation?_vsrefdom=charity_pages

Day 24: Read “In Cancer Fight, Teenagers Don’t Fit In” and share it with others: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/16/health/16canc.html?adxnnl=1&ref=health&adxnnlx=1313779779-TXrtijdlEstwQc/Qddb9tw

Day 25: Subscribe to The Seany Foundation’s YouTube Channel. Pick your favorite video to send to family and friends: www.youtube.com/seanyfoundation

Day 26: Visit The Seany Foundation Blog at http://blog.theseanyfoundation.org

Day 27: Bike, run, or walk? Create your own page to fundraise for The Seany Foundation at http://www.firstgiving.com/24587

Day 28: Sign up to receive our newsletter! Text SEANY to 22828 or sign up online.

Day 29: Watch this video to see how Urbalist used hip-hop to beat cancer: http://youtu.be/JvAXPf73Yi0

Day 30: Stay in touch! Connect with us online (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Flickr) to find out about our events and ways you can make a difference year-round.

Join Us for Celebration 2011!

Invitations are in the mail! If you aren’t on our mailing list, be sure to email [email protected] to receive a personal invitation to The Seany Foundation’s 4th Annual Everything Is Possible Celebration:

4th Annual Everything Is Possible Celebration – September 17, 2011
The Seany Foundation event to benefit Ewing sarcoma research at UCSD and Rady Children’s Hospital

An evening of cocktails, gourmet cuisine by Jeffrey Strauss, live entertainment, and a
live/silent auction and opportunity drawing—all in the name of pediatric cancer research.

Location: Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Time: 7-10pm
Tickets: $150 per person; $1400 per table of 10
RSVP: 800-794-8282

The Seany Foundation
The Seany Foundation funds research to help find cures for pediatric cancers, especially sarcomas, and works to improve the quality of life for children, teens, and young adults battling cancer. For more information, please visit http://www.theseanyfoundation.org.

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: