Strong For Sean

Hello Everyone!

On September 30th last year the idea of this project came about. Since we just celebrated our first anniversary we want to know how you all are still supporting Sean and Strong for Sean!

Because of all of you, this last year has been amazing for all of us involved. Thank you so much for all the support you’ve continued to give this project!

As some of you may know, April 30th is Sean’s birthday. So now would be the perfect time to remind our favorite violinist just how much we all love and appreciate him by wishing him a very happy birthday via Twitter (@smackinyc)!

As some of you may know, April 30th is Sean’s birthday. So now would be the perfect time to remind our favorite violinist just how much we all love and appreciate him by wishing him a very happy birthday via Twitter (@smackinyc)!

Last month in Paris, Sean and Ryan did an interview with Yellowcard France. The whole thing is a really great watch if you have time for it, but if not I queued it up to a little more than halfway through, to when they talked with Sean about the SFS project. Check it out!

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yellowcard in mexico city by diego figueroa


Sean always wears his bracelet! :)

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yellowcard in mexico city by diego figueroa

Sean always wears his bracelet! :)

In case any of you were wondering, Sean and Cat have both read through the book and seen all of your photos and kind words of encouragement and support! :)

“It was really moving when they gave me my personal bracelet and a book with the good wishes they had collected. I will never forget that.”
— Sean talking about the Strong For Sean project with River Online in Kingston (x)
I spy a Strong For Sean cake! Love the strong showing from our friends in Paris! :)

I spy a Strong For Sean cake! Love the strong showing from our friends in Paris! :)

Some several months ago (has it really been that long??), a small group of Underdogs came up with a crazy idea: find a way to show Sean that we are all here for him as he fights cancer. That was the start of the Strong For Sean Project. 

As we worked through the careful stages of planning - deciding on bracelets, colors, sayings, charity - we were all wondering if there would be any support. Would people actually be interested in buying bracelets from a random group of girls? We decided to go ahead with it anyway because whether there were 8 or 800 people buying the bracelets, it was important to us to be able to do something. 

Much to all of our surprise, it ended up being the latter. In December 2012 we sold the 800th and final Strong For Sean bracelet. 800 bracelets worldwide. 

All of the money we raised from the bracelets was put aside to make a donation to the American Cancer Society in Sean’s name. A grand total of $1700 from 800 bracelets. I still can’t believe that a random idea in an online chat turned into something so wonderful and amazing. And it was because of all of you. 

After donating the money we decided to do one more thing for Sean, something that he could look at whenever he wanted and know how loved he truly is. Lots of ideas were thrown around and we eventually decided on a scrapbook. We felt that this would be the perfect way to include everyone who had contributed to the project. 

The scrapbook documents the entire project, from conception to conclusion. And, most importantly, it includes all of YOU. Within the pages of the book are all the names of people who ordered online, all the tweets that you sent us, all the pictures you took of you rocking your Strong For Sean bracelet. We wanted Sean to be able to see all of the wonderful people who had a hand in making this project the enormous success it was.

We gave Sean the scrapbook on Sunday March 3rd, 2013 in Kingston. We felt it appropriate for him to receive it while touring overseas because of the worldwide nature of the project and its sentiments. The video above shows his reaction to the book and to the news of how much we ended up raising and donating in his name. It was an absolute honor to be there for such a special moment. 

Sean said he’d never forget this project. I know every single one of us who has been involved from the start feels exactly the same. You all made us believe in the strength and love of the Underdog family. Because that’s what we are -  a family. Thank you all for everything these past several months. The project may be at a close but the feelings associated with it will always live in our hearts. “Strong for Sean” isn’t just a bracelet, it’s knowing that none of us will ever be alone so long as we have each other.

Now you all have had a glimpse of what was put together for him!
Don’t worry, there will be more information about it soon. We’re still in the process of putting the information together so please be patient!

Now you all have had a glimpse of what was put together for him!

Don’t worry, there will be more information about it soon. We’re still in the process of putting the information together so please be patient!

The moment you’ve been waiting for…

We’ve all been kind of teasing you about this announcement but the day has finally arrived! Sean has found out how much money was raised and donated and now you all will too!

It’s under the read more. Hey we have to build a little suspense, right?

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