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December 2011

In This Issue
Tanner's High Fives
Lexiebean Needs You!
Welcome New Board Members
Lexie's Corner
Meet Our Corporate Sponsors

For Your Information.... 


Save the Date

Our Second Annual Dinner Gala is scheduled for April 20, 2012

Keep checking in-we'll have more details available soon!


Holiday Shopping that
supports our cause

This year, please do your Holiday shopping at onecause.com, an
online shopping site that donates a percentage of every purchase to
The Lexiebean Foundation.



Check it out

Show your support for The Lexiebean Foundation! Take a look at our new apparel-they make great gifts!

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High Fives

Whenever our young friend Tanner thought people did something
really awesome, he'd give them
a high five. 


So, in his memory, we'd like to give Tanner's High Fives to everyone whose energy, enthusiasm, and dedication make it possible for us to help kids and families.


* We'd like to thank Board Member Talin Conti, Emma, the Manager of the Plainview Burger King, and TJ Della Monica, the Manager of the Floral Park store, for making Lexie's Kids Benefit Night possible.

*An extra-special High Five goes out to 5th grader Sophia Suazo from Kramer Lane Elementary School. Sophia donated her own money (in coins) to the Burger King event.

* Kudos to Volunteer Coordinator Jen Shanahan and our friend Christian for making the Local Bar and Grill event possible.

*Our thanks go out to Marci and Aret Dulgerian for donating money in lieu of favors at the Christening of their daughter, Lauren Eleni. 



The Lexiebean Foundation
Needs You! 

Do you want to get involved in something special? Do you need service hours for your religious education program? Come join the Lexiebean Foundation.


We need volunteers to help us organize and coordinate upcoming events, run with our Lexie's Legs team, create care baskets or jump in on administrative tasks. Tell us your talents, get involved, and help support this worthy cause. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at: [email protected]

Let's Welcome
Our New
Board Member:

Michelle McSweeney, Esq.




Ooops! In our November newsletter, we meant to thank Brian from

Noble Consulting

(not Construction) for his help with our 5K Walk/Run at Eisenhower Park. Thank you Brian! 

Dear Friends,


Can you believe the Holidays are already here? With all of the shopping, decorating, wrapping and rushing, it's easy to lose sight of what's really important.


Here at The Lexiebean Foundation, we know how challenging this time of year can be for kids with cancer and their families. That's why we're so grateful to all of the people who continue to support us in a number of imaginative ways.


On October 15, we had our Local Bar and Grill Fundraiser in Bayside, New York followed by our Lexie's Kids Benefit Night Burger King Fundraiser in November. Both events were unqualified successes: everyone had a wonderful time, and both events raised a combined total of $4200!


Speaking of wonderful events, Santa Claus is coming to Papa Razzi Trattoria-Bar in Westbury on December 11 and December 18.  It's that time of year when Papa Razzi's has their annual Breakfast with Santa, and they're hosting a toy drive that will benefit The Lexiebean Foundation. Make sure you stop by and please bring a toy with you too!


Are you looking for gifts that will make the people you love happy and also promote our cause? Don't forget to check out our new apparel, available on our website. Plus, learn how you can do all of your holiday shopping and help us out at the same time.


Want some inspired ways to help? Check out Lexie's Corner for our favorite ways to brighten the Holidays for families who need us most.


Finally, from all of us at The Lexiebean Foundation, we wish you all a very happy and healthy holiday season.


All the best,


Your friends at The Lexiebean Foundation

Lexie's Corner

Lexie  Inspiration and Motivation for those touched by cancer


12 Ways to Help Kids with Cancer & Their Families This Holiday Season

  1. While you're shopping, pick up gifts for Mom and Dad to give to their kids.  
  2. Ask the patient's mom and dad if they'd like you to take over the task of creating a family Christmas card for them.
  3. If they've already got cards but no time to address and mail them, offer to do it for them.
  4. Decorate the outside of the house for them, so that they can feel cheered up by the festive decorations and colorful lights.  
  5. If indoor decorating is more your thing, put up their Christmas tree and indoor decorations. 
  6. Take siblings out shopping with you so you can help them get gifts for their parents, siblings, friends and teachers.  
  7. Throw a "gift wrapping party" and wrap all of their presents for them.
  8. Leave extra gift-wrap, gift bags, tape and ribbons for them in case they want to wrap some last minute gifts themselves.
  9. Show up at the hospital with decorations for the room. A small Christmas tree, some twinkling lights, and some fun ornaments will go a long way toward making your beloved patient feel remembered, and a part of the festivities.  
  10. Make a batch of Christmas cookies and drop them off at the hospital or at home for the whole family.
  11. Drive the siblings to afterschool parties or get-togethers that they might have to otherwise miss.
  12. Cook and deliver an entire Christmas dinner so that the family can just relax and enjoy each other.
Meet our new 

Corporate Sponsors



Founded in 2003, Outcast operates the largest digital TV network at the gas pump, with advertising and entertainment at over 125 locations.
>>Learn More

Once Upon a Time Parties
It's always party time at Once Upon a Time. This one stop party shop, located in Whitestone, features kids' party themes such as carnivals, dress up, sandy candy, tie-dye, spa parties and much more.
>>Let's Party

DiMaria's Pizzeria
This Little Neck pizzeria has everything from pizzas to Italian specialties, wraps, sheet cakes and more. Whether you want to feed your family or cater a large event, DiMaria's Pizzeria hits the spot every time.
>>Check it Out 

Breakfast with Santa 
Papa Razzi Trattoria-Bar
1500 Jericho Turnpike
Westbury, NY 11590
Phone: 516-877-7744

Papa Razzi Trattoria-Bar is hosting a toy drive and breakfast with Santa on December 11 and December 18 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. All toys will be donated to The Lexiebean Foundation. 



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