New Wheels for a Caregiver!

mike_on_a_bikeIn the midst of his wife’s many breast cancer treatments, Mike, a caregiver from NH and hubby/dad extraordinaire, taught his son to ride a bike. The only problem was Mike couldn’t accompany his little guy on rides without a bike of his own! So Seas It provided Mike with a new pair of wheels so this father/son duo could ride off into the distance in style.

Many thank to Papa Wheelies of Portsmouth, NH for matching Seas It’s grant dollar for dollar to ensure Mike got an awesome mountain bike custom-fitted just for him.


Our May 4th Athletes

Run with the Cows II

On May 4th, ten runners in Philadelphia and Fairfield, CT brought attention to Seas It’s mission when they ran distances of 7, 10, or 13 miles. Inspired by people battling cancer, these Seas It athletes ran hard and raised $9300 to support Seas It’s grant program!

Congratulations to these racers and a huge thanks to Kim Markin, Laura Prior, Julie Schlafman, and Phil Flynn for phenomenal fundraising efforts.

Do you want to “Seas It” too? Great! Join us for Seas It’s Team Gov Invitational 5k race in Allenhurst, NJ on July 19th. Learn more about this great event and beautiful course here.

Patient/Caregiver Grant Update

Jaime_pilatesSeas It congratulates Jaime from Dover, NH for choosing wellness over illness after a very tough year.  Within 12 months, Jaime has raised one child, brought another  into the world, and has battled – and nearly beat! – aggressive breast cancer.

Now with her sights set on a Fall half-marathon, Jaime is getting back on track with a Seas It grant for Pilates sessions at Suite 1019 and private strength-training sessions at Integrative Fitness. Seas It thanks these amazing Dover businesses for donating their services generously.

(And stay tuned for news of Seas It’s Caregiver Grant for Jaime’s husband, Mike! With a mountain bike and days on the golf course ahead, Mike will greet Summer in true Seas It style.)



Recent Seas It Grant Recipients

Wayne Arts CenterCongratulations 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.

The Team Gov Invitational & Anniversary Event

Team Gov Inv Pic

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.


Seas It recipient goes to Newfoundland!

Through the newly established  Todd McGovern Legacy Grant, we were able to send one of our grant recipients to Newfoundland! What is the Todd McGovern Legacy Grant?  It’s larger in scope and funding than a traditional Seas It grant, and awarded once a year to one recipient. This recipient exemplifies Seas It co-founder, Todd McGovern’s, commitment to “seasing it” while fighting cancer  as well as his inspiration to other cancer fighters to persevere and live a little each day.

In 2013 the grant was awarded to Chad Peacock, an LA screenwriter who was (when awarded his grant) writing a screenplay about Canadian athlete and cancer activist Terry Fox and Chad’s own cancer journey.  Seas It didn’t intend to launch the grant until 2014 but when Chad came along we were so inspired by his story and message that we knew that he was the perfect candidate to receive the first Todd McGovern Legacy Grant!

You can read more about Chads’s story and the Newfoundland trip here. You can also follow his blog here, and we will definitely keep you updated on Chad’s movie!

National Seas It weekend!

Have you heard about our big event Cancer. Run With It! ? We are so excited to announce April 12th and 13th as National Seas It weekend when hundreds of Seas It supporters will participate in our first ever Cancer. Run With It! event. Seas It teams will run, walk, paddle, row, and pedal in 21 events in 21 cities across the nation to remember and celebrate Seas It’s co-founder,  Todd McGovern. Todd passed away a year ago after beating the odds for 8 years while fighting cancer. Cancer. Run With It! will raise funds and awareness for Seas It, and mark the beginning of Seas It’s nationwide expansion (more to come on that later)! 

Be a pioneer! Join a team or become a sideline supporter for Cancer. Run With It! Get out there and Seas It! The thought of hundreds of spirited people simultaneously raising awareness and funds for people fighting cancer is amazing.