Seas It offers two types of grants.
Patient and Caregiver Grant
Our original Patient and Caregiver Grant is designed for the patient undergoing treatments and the caregiver providing support. Seas It assists in the coordination of and provides financial assistance for recreational activities geared toward mental and physical recovery. Grant recipients are encouraged to pursue activities that make them feel vibrant, positive, and in control during cancer treatments. Examples include but are not limited to: biking, tennis, skiing, knitting, surfing, art lessons, karate classes, fishing, piano, theater, pottery, yoga, golf, hiking, and team soccer.
Patient and Caregiver Grant application process
1. Fill out the Patient/Caregiver Grant Application.
2. Seas It will review your application. Recipients of the goods, services and funds offered by Seas It will be selected on a first come, first serve basis without discrimination on the basis of gender, race, religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation.
3. Once the application is received and accepted, a Seas It representative will contact you to discuss the activity of your choosing.
4. Seas It will provide administrative support to set up the activity, including phone calls, paperwork, and meeting times. Seas It also will provide funds for equipment required for the activity, classes, and/or membership fees (often in conjunction with resources donated by activity provider).
The Todd McGovern Legacy Grant
The Todd McGovern Legacy Grant is larger in scope and funding than a traditional Seas It grant. This will be given annually to one recipient who exemplifies Seas It co-founder, Todd McGovern’s, commitment to “seasing it” while fighting cancer and to inspiring other cancer fighters to persevere and live a little each day.
The recipient of the 2013 Legacy Grant completed a one-man marathon in St. John’s, Newfoundland, inspired by Canadian athlete/cancer activist, Terry Fox’s 3107-mile “Marathon of Hope.” The recipient’s run was his final step in completing a compelling and personal screenplay aimed at curing cancer through education, fundraising, and hope.
The Todd McGovern Legacy Grant application process
1. Fill out the Todd McGovern Legacy Grant application and submit two letters of recommendation. Recipients of the goods, services and funds offered by Seas It will be selected on a first come, first serve basis without discrimination on the basis of gender, race, religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation.
3. Once the application is reviewed by Seas It, a Seas It representative will contact you to discuss your application and candidacy for the Legacy Grant. We will notify you of your grant status within one month of your completed application. The Legacy Grant activity must be completed within the calendar year, with funding to be determined by Seas It.
4. Applications will be accepted throughout the calendar year. If the grant has already been awarded for a given year, applicants can apply for a Seas It Patient/Caregiver Grant, and apply again for the Legacy Grant in future years.