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Summer Heats Up!

This summer The Seany Foundation proudly sponsored “Seany’s Corner” at the American Cancer Society’s summer camp program known as Camp Reach for the Sky. The camp allows children with cancer the chance to be kids – an experience often taken away or put on hold by their disease – and gives them a fun summer camping adventure while under medical supervision.

“Seany’s Corner” offered a refuge for kids who preferred to participate in more low-key or less physically demanding outdoor activities, providing numerous arts and crafts projects. On July 4, Seany Co-founder Amy Robins and Board Member Amy Schneider visited camp. Here are a few photos of some of the happy campers:

SOMBFAB Awards Guardian Angels

Yesterday, Amy Robins, Co-founder of The Seany Foundation, was pleasantly surprised to be presented with the “Guardian Angels Award” from the young cancer patient and siblings’ support group Some of My Best Friends Are Bald.

Amy Robins with Nurse Amy Crisman-Schneider

This past year, The Seany Foundation invited SOMBFAB members to walk the red carpet at Seany Movie Nights, free-of-charge. Several of its members also enjoy using The Seany Room in the oncology wing of Rady Children’s Hospital, a space dedicated to teens and young adults.

The Seany Foundation is honored to receive the Guardian Angels Award and would also like to wish SOMBFAB a very happy 21st anniversary! Kudos to fellow 2011 Guardian Angel Award recipients Aldo Sabino, Carmen Delgadillo from Friends of Scott, and Gary Schneider.

SD Supervisors Award $20,000 to The Seany Foundation

Congrats to our Seany Foundation Grant Writing Team, Melanie Robins and Amie Forte Kuznicki, for their efforts in securing a $20,000 grant from the County of San Diego! The grant will go toward construction costs related to completing the final phase of the Seany Room in the new oncology wing of RCHSD.  The Seany Foundation sends a special thanks to Supervisor Ron Roberts for all his support!Photo credit: http://sdnorthparknews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Ron-Roberts-Headshot-300x284.jpg

If your company has a charitable giving program or you know of a grant that might be right for The Seany Foundation, drop us a note at [email protected].

Seany Teen Room Debuts!

On Sunday, October 10, patients at Rady Children’s Hospital officially moved into their new facilities at the Acute Care Pavilion.  Previously, members of Team Seany visited the new building to view the Seany Teen Room.  Here are a few photos from the Teen Room, still in progress.  Electronics, decorations, and the finishing touches are scheduled to take place this coming month.  The Seany Teen Room will be home to a variety of activities, including music and art therapy, movie nights, and game nights.

Seany Dates to Remember

Tuesday, August 17- Seany Volunteer Orientation: If you’d like to be a Seany volunteer, you should attend this informational meeting. Contact [email protected] for details.

Sunday, September 26- A full day of public touring activities and celebration for the entire community at the new Acute Care Pavilion. Be sure to check out the Seany Teen Room in the hematology/oncology wing!  9am-3pm at Rady Children’s Hospital.

Sunday, October 10- Everything Is Possible Celebration 2010 at the San Diego Hall of Champions: Join us at our annual gala event featuring cocktails, entertainment by RubySummer, festive fare by Jeffrey Strauss/Pamplemousse Grille, and silent/live auctions. Reservations now being taken.  Call 800-794-8282.  $125/person, $1250 per table. For sponsorships and in-kind donations, contact [email protected]

Thursday, November 18- Seany Movie Night (special early screening) Shhh- due to restrictions from Warner Brothers, we’re not allowed to publicly announce the title of the movie we’re showing, but feel free to invite your best muggle friends to join in the fun. If you can’t make it, do a good deed through our Sponsor-a-Kid Program. Tickets on sale soon.  For more info, contact [email protected]

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.

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.

Geek Squad Visits Seany Room

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On Friday, April 2, Best Buy’s Geek Squad made an appearance at the new Patient Care Pavilion at Rady Children’s Hospital to meet with Seany Foundation CAO Amy Robins for a walk-thru of what will soon be the Seany Teen Room in the new oncology wing.

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Our new favorite geeks were scouting out the location to plan exactly what kind of goodies they’ll be donating for use in the activity center.  Conversations included thoughts on Mac vs. PC, iPod stations, and speaker and flat screen TV options.  With the Seany Teen Room scheduled to open on time this summer, both The Seany Foundation and our friends at Best Buy are very excited about all the possibilities.

More updates on the progress of the teen room coming soon…

Old friends of Sean Host FunBowl in His Honor

Here’s some quick info. about an upcoming, local event organized and hosted by some dear friends of Sean to benefit The Seany Foundation.  The fundraiser commemorates what would have been Seany’s 26th birthday celebration.  So, if you like pizza and bowling, feel free to stop by Mira Mesa Bowl on Dec. 27 from 1-3pm for the fun!  For more info., please email Matt at [email protected]

Also, if you have an idea for an event you would like to put on to benefit The Seany Foundation, please contact us at [email protected].

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Shop Online with Seany This Holiday!

Did you know that when you buy your holiday gifts online, part of your purchase can go toward childhood cancer research and the new teen activity center at Children’s Hospital?

This holiday season, do a good deed while you get your gift shopping done online!  Use our link to buy flowers, plants, and gourmet goodies, and Proflowers will donate $10 of every purchase to The Seany Foundation!

If you follow this link and make a purchase, you can even receive a FREE vase!

Shop with Seany at www.proflowers.com/theseanyfoundation

But, wait.  The buck doesn’t stop there.  With GoodShop,  you can browse great online deals from over 600 affiliated merchants, such as Best Buy, Macy’s, Target, Delta, and Amazon.com.  GoodShop will donate a percentage of each purchase made to your favorite charity!  (Just remember to pick The Seany Foundation as your charity of choice in the drop-down menu.)

GoodShop: You Shop...We Give!

Make the holidays merry with a little easy holiday shopping done from the comfort of your home and the bottom of your heart…