DEL MAR — The Seany Foundation has a four-legged, one-ton supporter this summer.
Seany’s Story, a 2-year-old thoroughbred named in memory of Sean Lewis Robins, will be running this season at the Del Mar races, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. A portion of his winnings will benefit The Seany Foundation’s current projects.
Thoroughbred Seany’s Story will be running to help find a cure for childhood cancer. Robins died of Ewing’s sarcoma at 23. Horse owners Barry and Dyan Abrams are donating a portion of the horses’ winnings to The Seany Foundation. Proceeds will benefit the Foundation’s current projects, including:
— The Sean Lewis Robins Teen Activity Center in the oncology wing of Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego.
— Pediatric Cancer research at UCSD Moores Cancer Center.
— A Pediatric Cancer Research Fellowship at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego.
Visit www.theseanyfoundation.org for up-to-date racing information.
Abrams, who battled throat cancer five years ago, surprised everyone at the Celebration Gala in 2008 with his pledge to donate 25 percent of Seany’s Story’s winnings to The Seany Foundation. Abrams began racing horses in 1990 and has had several winners including Golden Doc who was named after the doctor that helped him beat his cancer. Abrams met Sean’s father, Mitch, at the cemetery where Sean and Abrams’ mother are buried. After learning more about Sean, The Abrams Family decided to name two horses after him and donate a portion of the horse’s winnings to The Seany Foundation.
The Seany Foundation was inspired by the passionate life and spirit of Sean Lewis Robins, who, after being diagnosed at age 16, battled Ewing’s sarcoma for seven years. The foundation continues to help fund research to help find a cure for pediatric cancers and to provide care and comfort for kids currently undergoing treatment here in the local community. For more information,visit http://www.theseanyfoundation.org.