Proceeds will fund programs that allow children to escape the burden of “cancer kid” label
The $275,000 raised will support The Seany Foundation’s programs that bring happiness and relief to children, siblings and family members struggling with cancer. The camps allow children to escape the burden of a “cancer kid” label and just have fun with other peers who understand what they are going through.
The Seany Foundation understands firsthand how financially taxing cancer treatment can be, on top of the emotional toll it takes on the entire family. It provides each of its life-enhancing experiences free of charge in order to alleviate this financial burden. Fundraisers like this Everything Is Possible Celebration make it possible for children and their family members to be surrounded by community and positive memories through their journey.
COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDEE:
At the event, The Seany Foundation awarded Phil Pace of Phil's BBQ with the 2019 Community Service Award for his support of Seany’s Camp Reach for the Sky over the years.
"Educating the community is very important to me,” says Pace. I wish more people knew that organizations like Seany exist and if they’re looking for them at support system, they could find it here. Cancer is difficult, and I hope that more people learn that a kid just wants to be a kid, they don’t want to be defined by cancer. And for parents, I hope they learn that these programs are built to help them as well in dealing with the emotional trauma of cancer."
He adds, “I see everyone that works with The Seany Foundation’s children and families as a hero. I am humbled that they chose to recognize my support for the organization and thankful for those that came out to raise money to bring joy to even more families.”
The Seany Foundation raises funds to continue Seany’s Camp Reach for the Sky – an annual camping adventure bringing happiness to kids affected by cancer. Seany’s camps provide a safe space for kids dealing with cancer. Kids can have fun, feel “normal” and discover themselves with the company and support of peers experiencing similar struggles, while nurturing the mind, body, and spirit through time outdoors in nature. Learn more at www.theseanyfoundation.org