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Erin Reed Says “F.U. Cancer”!

This month, The Seany Foundation will be receiving a little extra help from Erin Reed. In honor of her mother Valerie, who lost her battle to Ewing sarcoma (the same cancer that Sean had), Erin has joined the fight against childhood cancer. She has created an “FU Cancer” necklace, a 19mm hammered raw brass disc, complete with a 14K gold-filled chain. Erin is generously donating all proceeds from sales of this necklace to The Seany Foundation. To buy the necklace or read more of Erin’s personal story, visit http://www.etsy.com/listing/92993417/fu-cancer-necklace-valerie

Thank you, Erin, for making a difference in the lives of kids with cancer!

Erin Reed Joins the Fight

The Seany Foundation like to share this heartfelt story in Erin’s own words:

“Five years ago my mom died of cancer. A brutally random, generally pediatric form of bone cancer called Ewings sarcoma. My stomach still turns after saying those two ugly words. Over the past five years I have experienced every imaginable emotion. I have been left lonely from the loss of my best friend; devastated over the loss that my children are experiencing, yet are unaware of (I was seven weeks pregnant with my first son when she passed) and pissed off that I now have to cook Christmas dinner. I exchanged most of my wedding gifts for shoes. I was never planning on knowing how to cook a roast, or explain to my children ‘why they can’t see god.’ These were going to be her jobs, not mine. Now, I am a mom of two, and I have shelves of stilettos covered in dust, and I just made Halloween cookies that tasted like chicken because I own only one baking sheet. Life was supposed to be different. Aside from sadness, anger and loneliness, my latest emotion is shame. I am so deeply ashamed that I have hidden behind this veil of sadness and have not done one thing to honor my mom’s memory. It has been so difficult to see her picture, or even speak her name, but she deserves better than that, because she was awesome. The type of mom that all of the other kids wished their mom could be just a little bit more like. The type of mom that I will never be, but cling to the hope that I just might because I have a little of her DNA. One thing is for sure – she never served me chicken-flavored halloween cookies. So why am I so publicly sharing this? Because I’m learning that childhood cancer is the number one killler of children. It kills more than asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis and pediatric AIDS COMBINED, yet the National Cancer Institute spends less than 3% of it’s $4.6 billion budget on pediatric cancer and the National Cancer Society spends less than 70 cents per $100. It’s unacceptable. I have already lost one love to pediatric cancer. I cannot loose my two naughty, dirty boys who break windows, run with scissors and refuse to eat their vegetables. That will take me out. Sadly, I know that the boogie man is real. He’s already visited me and I’m terrified that he will return. So here’s my start to honor my mom and join in the fight against pediatric cancer:

I have a tiny online jewelry site called Gypsy Sol Designs (www.etsy.com/shop/gypsysoldesigns) I will be donating 25% of my profits in November and December to The Seany Foundation (www.theseanyfoundation.org). They work really hard to support cancer research and do cool things for kids with Ewings Sarcoma and other forms of pediatric cancer. So, if you’ll be holiday shopping, think of me. Thanks for letting me share my story. I can’t wait to cut the Seany Foundation a fat check in the name of the friends of Valerie Farris, because there were many. Xo.”

Thank you, Erin. And welcome to Team Seany!

 

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Seany in the News

Team Seany is making some news here in San Diego.  Check out our Childhood Cancer Awareness Month event coming up on Friday, Sept. 18!

LaJollaLightcom | Seany Foundation plans wine tasting
The Seany Foundation and the Pacific Athletic Club will host a winetasting party Sept 18 to put the spotlight on childhood cancer

EDITORIAL: NCT’s Roses and raspberries
North County Times – Escondido,CA,USA
During the encounter Robins told Abrams about the Seany Foundation, They also pledged to donate 25 percent of each horse’s winnings to the Seany Foundation.


Seany’s Story Races at Del Mar

Seany’s Story is running in the fourth race of closing day today at the Del Mar Racetrack.  Be sure to place your bets.  The Seany Foundation will be there to watch him stride across the finish line!  25% of his winnings will be donated to the Foundation.  Here’s to spreading awareness and having a ball!

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

Seany’s Story Gets a Pep Talk

Team members from The Seany Foundation met with the North County Times this morning to visit with trainer Barry Abrams and horse Seany’s Story.

Trainer Barry Abrams with Seanys Story

Trainer Barry Abrams with Seany's Story

Four-year-old Seany’s Story is scheduled to run in the fourth race this Wednesday, September 9th at the Del Mar Racetrack.  The Seany Foundation and friends will be there to cheer him on!  Come join us for the fun.

Check out photos from this morning’s visit at The Seany Foundation Flickr Photostream.

Seany’s Story Headlines in the SD Union Tribune

Check out The Seany Foudation in the San Diego Union Tribune today:

Abrams Trainee’s Earnings to Benefit Cancer Foundation (That’s us!)

Also seen in The Racing Edition and UnusualHeat.com

Now Playing: Seany Public Service Announcement

Tune in to the newest PSA from The Seany Foundation:

Racing Fever Hits Hard!

Racing fever has taken over here in San Diego and The Seany Foundation is learning the ropes at the race track.  Members of Team Seany met today with Dyan Abrams to watch Flashover pull ahead in the final stretch to take first place!

After race 3, we headed to the barn to pay a visit to one of our favorite horses: Seany’s Story.  He is young, healthy, and beautiful.  While enjoying all of the attention, he repeatedly attempted to stick his nose down Tara’s blouse!  Yes, we can all agree that Sean would be proud.  Come see Seany’s Story race in a couple more weeks at the Del Mar Racetrack!

Story and Mitch

Story cozies up to Mitch

Owner Dyan Abrams, Seanys Story, and Mitch Robins

Owner Dyan Abrams, Seany's Story, and Mitch Robins