Congratulations to Carolyn, currently fighting recurrent Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma, for choosing to “seas it” in an art studio. From Newtown Square, PA, Carolyn reached out to Seas It in order to continue taking clay classes – a creative outlet, Carolyn says, that provides “the ability to give special gifts to people who love and support me, and truly valuable development of my manual dexterity.”
Seas It also extends gratitude to the Wayne Arts Center for contributing to this grant. Carolyn is thrilled to be taking two courses at their center this Spring.
A few more grants Seas It is working on: a fishing and camping trip for a recently married couple; a mountain bike and golf outing for a caregiver; and Pilates classes and personal training for an applicant fighting breast cancer.
Seas It commends all of out grant applicant and recipients for getting out there to live a little each day.
On March 15th, eight indoor cycling teams competed to see who could log the most miles during 90 intense minutes at Balance Fitness Studio in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. All 45 participants donated their event entry fee, and $1800 was raised to sponsor Cancer. Run With It!
Seas It thanks Balance for a high-energy event that drew Seas It supporters, cancer survivors, and Seas It grant recipients for an amazing morning filled with great music, awesome food, and people uniting for the cancer community Seas It serves.
Photos courtesy of Matt Barrick
The Team Gov Invitational Weekend takes place each year near the anniversary of Seas It Co-Founder, Todd McGovern’s, initial diagnosis date of July 18th, 2004. On that day, oncologists gave Todd six months to live – at best two years. Always ready for a challenge, Todd was quick to prove the experts wrong and announced that he would host a party on his diagnosis date every year. Party-goers would join him to “Seas The Day!” and celebrate another year of life… Todd had EIGHT more beautiful years.
This year the Invitational is also a celebration of Seas It’s 10 years of commitment to helping others in their battles against cancer. We hope you’ll join us for some fun we have planned for July 19th in Allenhurst : the Seas It 5K, Beach Day, and Dinner Dance at Deal Golf & Country Club. (More details to follow.)
Join us this year to remember Todd’s spirit and determination, and to celebrate the drive and vitality of all of Seas It’s grant recipients. To learn more about Seas It’s origins and our last decade of efforts, follow Todd’s journey and other Seas It grant recipients’ stories.