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Causes: Camps, Cancer, Children & Youth, Sports, Youth Development

Mission: The Seany Foundation’s mission is to fund meaningful projects that enhance the lives of kids, teens, and young adults affected by cancer.

Target demographics: children with cancer, their siblings, and children with a parent with cancer

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 500 kids

Geographic areas served: Southern California

Programs: Seany's Camp Reach for the Sky

Community Stories

54 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Karen Pal

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the honor and pleasure of volunteering for the Seany Foundation for the last few years thanks to my friend Amie Forte who introduced me to Mitch and the family when I moved out to California from Arizona almost 2 yrs ago. This family based team is one of a kind. I typically volunteer for various organizations on a weekly basis so my experience is broad however this particular team brings a level of compassion, love and professionalism that is extraordinary. I always look forward to each opportunity that I am offered.

Keep up the great work changing and transforming the lives that are directly or indirectly impacted by dis-ease.

Seany Shines On!!!!

millerbrian1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Besides being a donor, I've had the opportunity to volunteer a couple of times at Seany Foundation auctions. The generosity of the donors, the commitment of the foundation members and the tangible good it does in helping fund pediatric cancer research made my volunteer experiences at these auctions truly memorable.

Previous Stories
1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've not only volunteered, I've donated to The Seany Foundation from the very first days of this organization. I was close to Sean Robins, the young man for whom this Foundation was named and the inspiration for it's existence. The Seany Foundation supports the noble goal of eliminating pediatric cancers while, at the same time, seeking to provide pediatric cancer patients with the same social opportunities as their peers. The organization has provided patients, their family and their friends with a chance to enjoy movies, parties and proms, as well as a safe, secure and accessible "teen room" where these young people can find peace and comfort, if only for a little while, in between their medical treatment and chemo regimens. I cannot think of a greater purpose for any organization and The Seany Foundation is to be highly commended for its selfless service to so many in need.

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Becky42

Volunteer

Rating: 5

One of my favorite foundations to dedicate my volunteering to is Seany!! I was lucky to know Sean and feel lucky to be part of the family and foundation.
With the Seany Foundation, I have been able to bring "doing good deeds for others" to the attention of very young kids.
My own children's preschool has done Lemonade Stands and Trike-a-thons...to raise money for The Seany Foundation.
The family is so incredibly warm and welcoming, and they always show up to meet the kids and, in a very appropriate way, THANK the kids and let them know what they have done to help other children not as fortunate. This is just the start of making magic for the Seany Foundation!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This was my first opportunity working with The Seany Foundation. It was an amazing night! I got to DJ their Poker benefit and the vibe and energy was amazing from start to finish. I hope that they had as much fun with me as I had with them! Great organization!

Patrick Kirwan
PJ da DJ Productions

Volunteer

Rating: 4

This was a great volunteering experience. I was able to have fun while working for a good cause. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves and the event was very well organized.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great and professional nonprofit. Tara and the rest of the team are great to work with. The movie night was awesome for the kids and very rewarding for the volunteers.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering for this organization for almost a year now and the reward has been tremendous. The people involved in creating and growing the efforts for the Seany Foundation are what make this cause so special. Their empathy, creativity, and hard work make for uniquely effective results. It's a privilege to be a part of it.

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Donor

Rating: 5

My friends and I attended the Sex and the City movie premier for the Ladies Movie Night. Everybody was so nice and helpful. Great, positive atmosphere! I loved how upbeat and fun the entire evening was. We went for the birthdays of two people in my group. In most situations a fundraiser is not the way you want to spend your 40th, but this evening was a blast! Thank you to all the volunteers! We will definitely be back! :)

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Seany Foundation is not only a terrific organization, it is also one that is sorely needed since it addresses pediatric cancer, a cause which has often been overlooked. I think it's great that Seany Foundation is doing so much to help children with cancer be exactly what they should be...happy children!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Seany Foundation is a truly great organization with mission the entire staff is passionate about and behind 100%. They are working to achieve great things here in San Diego to help those with pediatric cancer.

22

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have always had a really fun time at the Seany Foundation fund raising events. It is a great way to meet new people. Their last two events, the poker night and the pub crawl, were two activities I would have done on my own. Therefore, I was more than happy to participate and help raise money for a good cause.

17

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Casino/Poker night was fantastic! It was a lot of fun and something different for a fundraiser. It was definitely a new way to try and raise money for charity and I think they should do it again.

10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

For those who don't know..this is an amazing group of angels who are dedicating their time, efforts, love and foundation to improving the quality of life for children with cancer..The comradery and love here is immeasurable, their joys and tradgedies the basis of their exsistance..I not only commend their work, but want to participate in future events.

9

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Seany Foundation is an amazing organization which continues to reach out to the community and fight childhood cancer. With a small staff dedicated to its mission, their work is an inspiration to us all. Bravo!

10

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Seany Foundation is a great foundation which helps so many children with depiatric cancer. They show you their heart in their work and makes you trully care about the work that they are doing. This foundation has some true hardworkers that make every event fun, professional and welcoming to every guest. I recommend their events and donations to every person I know.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Seany Foundation is a very well organized company. The members are genuinely interested in the cause and also well informed on issues related to the company and sarcomas. I have attended a few events and they have been both fun and well run. I look forward to participating in upcoming events hosted by the Seany Foundation.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The Seany Foundation has changed my life. It has a clear mission of helping children battling cancer and giving hope to their families.

9

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great organization with great events for a great cause. Their strive for promoting and finding a cure is incredible.

9

Donor

Rating: 5

My friend introduced me to The Seany Foundation. Their mission really spoke to me as everyone on the team is passionate about making a difference in the lives of children afflicted with childhood cancer. Their events are very unique and raise a lot of money for this worthy cause.

9

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a former non-profit event director, I was genuinely impressed with the success of the Charity Casino Night. I commend the Seany Foundation for the huge success of this event, especially given the size of the organization. The entire evening was well organized and very well executed. This was my first experience with a Seany Foundation event, but if this is any indication of how the organization delivers special events, I will be sure to attend in the future. I had a wonderful time! Thank you for an entertaining and a wonderfully enjoyable night!

9

Donor

Rating: 5

I found out about the foundation from a friend. What I really enjoyed about the foundation is that they're making a big impact with a small team, and everyone involved is helping with passion. They started for a good reason and the goals remain the reason why the foundation operates.

9

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am greatly inspired by the passion and dedication of this family of volunteers. They give their all to assist in the fight against pediatric cancer and to improve the lives of those already afflicted. Thank you Seany Foundation!

9

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've been helping out with the foundation for years and they have acheived so much from working to find a cure for Ewing's Sarcoma to helping fund a teen room at Rady Children's Hospital. They have also organized great events including their annual gala, an early screening of the new Harry Potter movie and a poker tournament. The Seany Foundation has been able to raise money and awareness for pediatric cancers while ensuring everyone has a great time!

8

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Seany Foundation has a great group of volunteers that give it their all! I am very pleased with the organization and the progress they have made.

7

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Seany Foundation not only has a great cause it also has amazing goals. It is nice to know that all staff memebers are commited to prediatric cancer.

10

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Seany Foundation's volunteers work together very well. I observed them at the Hairless Potter movie night and they all seemed very happy to be working together for their cause.

7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The people here are amazing! They strive to be the best and help out as much as they can. They were really nice to the volunteers and people in need. Everyone there was very welcoming and helpful

10

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Really impressed with the energy and synergy of the Board and its volunteers of the Seany Foundation. Will be following up with this Foundation.

10

Donor

Rating: 5

I recently attended the early screening of the new Harry Potter movie. The Seany Foundation created a fun atmosphere. Everyone was very friendly. I would encourage others to attend their events.

10

Donor

Rating: 5

I have only recently become familiar with the Seany Foundation, but have been very impressed with what I have learned about it. I believe tht any organization that helps Cancer patients is a worthy organization.

7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Seany Foundation is an up-and-coming charity with big goals! I am new to the Foundation and I can't wait to see what we can do.

10

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Seany Foundation gives back to their participants as much as it gives back to the cancer patients it provides for.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A great organization requires good goals and good people--The Seany Foundation has both. A diverse, passionate, and generous group of people, the Seany Foundation definitely deserves the 2009 Cancer Fighters Award as they will continue to selflessly give back to the community!

12

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Seany and their staff are doing such a GREAT job!!! And they definitely deserve the 2009 Cancer Fighters Award!! Good luck, Seany!!!

14

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The passion that you see from those involved in this foundation is infectious. From the founders, board members, organizers, and volunteers you see an intense commitment to carry on the fight for whom this foundation is in honor of, Sean Robins. The rapidly accelerating success in awareness and donations is a testament to their effectiveness as an organization and their tremendous potential.

9

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I think it's great what Seany is doing. The staff is bright, motivated and earnest in their efforts. Their desire to reach out in every way - notably their music label - is inspiring.

9

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Seany Foundation is great because they strive to make the lives of children with cancer better. Many childhood diseases get left behind with little to no research funding because they "don't make any money for Big Pharma." The children are our future and we can't put a price tag on that. The Seany Foundation has done so much to make the lives of these young children better, including a wide range of different types of events, donating to build a teen center, and research funding. They do it all! You gotta support the Seany Foundation!

9

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have attended a couple of the Seany Foundation events now and every time, I truly feel like I have contributed to an amazing cause. I am moved by every story I hear from Mitch and Amy regarding Sean's strengths and struggles. It brings tears to my eyes and makes me want to do more in making contributions to such an important cause like pediatric cancer. The Seany Foundation truly makes you see that life is beautiful and precious. I look forward to the future of the Seany Foundation. I am happy to be a part of it in any way I can.

7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Seany Foundation has developed fantastic ideas for raising money for a worthy cause. I attended their Cut-A-Thon at Evolve Salon in January and got a great haircut at a well-organized event. The mission behind Seany Records -- to support and foster the creative development of artists while donating a portion of its profits to the Seany Foundation -- is innovative and visionary. I look forward to all that this organization will achieve in the future!

9

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

such a great foundation..having experienced cancer in my family i support all efforts in this battle. No child should have to suffer with this disease and i support what the seany foundation stand for!

14

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This foundation has brought nothing but positive awareness to an ongoing disease. It is so important that people understand Seany's story, not only to help stop the brutal battle of various sarcomas, but other cancers as well. The creation of this organization has allowed Sean’s name and life to live on. I feel very fortunate to be apart of such a wonderful organization, because it has made a connection to so many people, especially those close in age to Sean. For Sean’s peers to hear his story and become apart of his life through this foundation, it has opened endless awareness and motivation for the fight against cancer.

9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I worked at The Seany Foundation during it's first two summers. We started with a goal to fund a research chair at UCSD Moores Cancer Center with the help of those who love Sean. TSF has since expanded it's goals and its network of loyal supporters. The future is nothing but bright and all involved with the Foundation have no intention of slowing down!

10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with The Seany Foundation for 6 months and they have continued to put on fun and exciting events that community members of all ages can enjoy. The foundation is dedicated to eradicating childhood cancer and I am convinced they will continue to have a significant impact in the lives of many families.

9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There is so much to be said about The Seany Foundation. I have attended almost every event, and they just keep getting better and better. For a charity that has only been around for 3 years, it is exceeding my expectations. Every event is different, with two things as a constant: they are always amazingly fun and the remind us and everyone who attends just what we are fighting for. The volunteers who are working for this charity are unbelievably open and willing to do whatever it takes to get this cause going. The Seany Foundation is going to do big things, so watch out!

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Excellent organization. I have participated in only two of their events and they are truly a class act. Additionally, from what I hear, they are always looking for ways to increase the amounts earned from their events and use that for research. What a great cause and a great organization.

11

Donor

Rating: 5

great organization that gives back and has a variety of fun events and ways you can give to the cause. the team is fun and outgoing and they seek to provide a positive influence on the community and others who are fighting ewing sarcoma

10

Donor

Rating: 5

This Foundation Is amazing. The devotion to fighting childhood Sarcoma knows no bounds. In addition to trying to fund a research chair, they are constantly sdding to cancer care at Children's Hospital in San Diego. God bless tghese wonderful people.

7 robinmeisner

Donor

Rating: 5

Because there is passion and inspiration they are set apart. Add in the mix of love of life and tremendous imagination and you have the Seany Foundation. From tremendous pain comes incredible effort to make a difference in the world where childhood cancer is eclipsed by other causes. What is more precious than our children? God Bless the Seany Foundation and its founder Mitch Robins, his wife and family. It can restore faith in humanity to see LOVE IN ACTION. THEY ARE LOVE IN ACTION! Sean is proud, watching from Heaven.

10

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

These people know how to party. And fight cancer. I've worked with other cancer organizations in the past and this one has a strong connection to its community and its cause.

10 Seany Foundation

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Of course, I'm biased, but I have to toot our own horn when I say we are doing some fantastic work to help our the kids under treatment in our local community. Our events not only help raise funds for our projects, but they are fun, too. It makes being philanthropic twice as fulfilling.

8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have just recently gone to 2 Seany events for the first time. Both of my experiences have been wonderful. At the movie premier everyone was so helpful and even dressed up like the fans. At the poker tournament everyone was walking around making sure everyone was comfortable.

7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is one foundation that I have found that attracts all different age ranges with varying events from Casino Nights to Movie Premiers. It is refreshing not to see the same demographic at all the events and see how the Cause is reaching everyone. Plus not one dollar that is raised goes to Admin costs, but instead to tangible causes to help the cause of Pediatric Cancer.