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Seany Named Finalist by San Diego Business Journal

The San Diego Business Journal‘s “Family-Owned and Closely-Held Business Awards” will be held today at 4pm at Paradise Point Resort & Spa.  The awards are presented by the SDBJ, SDSU College of Business Administration Entrepreneurial Management Center, and the UCSD Continuing Education Family Business Forum.  And The Seany Foundation has been named a Finalist!  Congratulations to our co-founders Mitch, Amy, and of course, Sean Robins!

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.

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Seany Fellowship Recipients Announced

Congratulations to the 2010 Sean Lewis Robins Fellowship in Pediatric Oncology Recipients: Dr. Lisa Hartman and Dr. Courtney Lyle.

Dr. Lisa Hartman is our first year fellow.  She began her research in July 2009.  She completed undergraduate studies at Pomona College, attended medical school at the University of Texas at Galveston, and served her pediatric residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/ Montefiore Children’s Hospital.  Having yet to choose her specific research for years two and three, Dr. Hartman expresses interest in solid tumors.

Dr. Courtney Lyle is our second year fellow.  She began her research in January 2009.  She graduated from the University of Rochester, attended medical school at Emory University, and completed her pediatric residency at University of Colorado Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Lyle is interested in studying risk factors for pediatric stroke.

The Seany Foundation is dedicated to funding research to help find cures for pediatric cancers and to improving the quality of life for children and teen battling cancer.  Congratulations to our new Fellows!

‘Tis the Season: A True Story

Do good.  Feel good.  With your help, The Seany Foundation is embarking on some very exciting projects to help kids with cancer.  Help us spread the holiday cheer.  Pass on this informative video to help spread the word about the true story of great things that are happening right here in your neighborhood.

Memories of Sean in OurCity: San Diego

Click here to read part of Memories of Sean.

Click here to read part of Memories of Sean.

Extra! Extra! Read all about it.  This month is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and we are off to a great start with an article on Sean, Mitch, Amy, and the Foundation on page 26 of the September issue of OurCity: San Diego magazine.  If you haven’t received your copy in the mail, you can check out part of the article online and subscribe.  It’s a very well-rounded magazine, and we encourage your readership.  If you are a Seany donor, then OurCity will honor a request for a free subscription.  Just email [email protected] to make a request.

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

Opening Day at the Races

Team Seany is dressing up for opening day at the races today at the Del Mar Racetrack.  We’re trying to learn the ropes of horse racing now that The Seany Foundation has some horses of its own that will soon be running. We’ll also be sure to see one of our directors and top-givers, Jeffrey Strauss (a big race aficionado), at the track.

At last year’s Celebration gala at Moores UCSD Cancer Center, Dyan and Barry Abrams announced a surprise donation to The Seany Foundation.  Mr. Abrams originally met Mitch Robins at the cementery on one of the many afternoons that Mitch spends visiting a small, personal garden alongside the stone etched with Sean’s name.  After having visited the website and having been touched by Sean’s story and Sean’s own words on his CarePages, Mr. Abrams decided to make a contribution that would continue to give back over the years.

The Abrams bought two new thoroughbred horses, named them “Seany’s Story” and “Seany’s Courage”, and promised 25% of all winnings to The Seany Foundation.  Their generosity moved the crowd and was certainly a wonderful and welcome surprise for the Foundation.

Thank you, Dyan and Barry! We hope you enjoy this racing season!  We’ll look forward to seeing you at the track.