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September 2013

In This Issue
Lexiebean in the News
Lexie's Corner
Meet A Few of Our Corporate Sponsors
Tanner's High Fives
Back to School
Make A Difference in the World
Follow Us
Join Our Team
Our Newsletter Team
Upcoming Events


The Ocean to Sound Relay

September 29th, 2013

Over 1,000 runners are expected to cover 50 scenic miles through 15 different Long Island towns stretching from to Oyster Bay to Wantagh to raise money for cancer research. Please sponsor them or come out to cheer them on!


Check back at our website often for more news and events!

LexiebeanintheNewsLexiebean in the News


For The Love of Lexie
ddd When Joseph and LeaAnn Falabella lost their 9-year-old daughter, Alexandra, to pediatric cancer in 2009, the Plainview couple searched for meaning amongst all the heartache. Though grieving their immense loss, they found a way to honor their daughter's memory and keep her spirit alive as an inspiration for others.


LexiesCornerLexie's Corner


Inspiration and Motivation for those touched by cancer


In honor of National Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, here are some facts everyone needs to know.  


When even a single child dies from Pediatric Cancer, it's 1 too many. Here are 7 of our angels: Tanner, Lexie, Nick, Jessica, Tatiana, Jack and Ty
MeetOurCorporateSponsorsMeet a Few
of Our  
Corporate Sponsors


Golf Galaxy

Find equipment, apparel, shoes and more at this store that scores a hole in one every time!

>>Check it Out 



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

>>Learn More 

Four Food Studio & Cocktail Salon

With exquisite food and extravagant flair, FOUR is a great place to socialize with friends, family and business associates. Drop by to enjoy a spectacular meal.

>>Let's Go 


Click Here to go to our website and see a list of all of our corporate sponsors.

Dear Friends,

It's that time of year again: school is in session, and the days are jam-packed with activities. Between homework, studying, clubs and sports, there is always something to do.


We know just how you feel, since here at The Lexiebean Foundation, our days are filled to the brim with the work we are doing for the kids who need us most. Here are some updates on what we've been up to since last month and what we've got to look forward to in the weeks to come.


Did you know that September is National Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month? This is the time of year when we try to spread the word about the challenges that confront children diagnosed with cancer, and the families that love them. Check out Lexie's Corner for more facts we all need to know about Pediatric Cancer from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


For the fourth year in a row, we held our Golf Outing, and as usual, this was one of our most popular events. Golfers got to enjoy 18 holes on the private course at Woodside Acres Country Club in beautiful Muttontown, New York.


Together, we shared a day of fun in the sun, along with lunch, dinner and cocktails. Everybody had a great time, and we were able to raise money to continue helping kids and families.


Our next big event is our Ocean to Sound Relay. It takes place on Sunday, Sept 29,  and we can't wait! We have 6 teams of 8 runners each, all ready to run for our cause. We are just $3,000.00 shy of our team's fundraising goal--please sponsor them if you can!


Want to become one of our Event or Website Sponsors? To learn more, please contact LeeAnn or Joe Falabella (Lexie's Mom or Dad) at our offices in Plainview at 516-776-9415.


Finally, get your recommended daily allowance of inspiration when you read Tanner's High Fives, the short list of people who have helped us out in so many creative ways.


All the best,

Your friends at The Lexiebean Foundation

TannersHighFivesTanner's 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 some High Fives and a giant "Thank You" to some truly amazing people:

  • We'd like to give a great big High Five to The John & Janet Kornreich Charitable Foundation. Their generous and substantial donation to The Lexiebean Foundation will DOUBLE our ability to help children and families touched by pediatric cancer. Thank you, John & Janet, for your incredible support! We can't thank you enough!
  • And of course, none of our events could ever succeed without the dedication and help we get from all of our attendees, golfers and volunteers. 
  • An extra special High Five goes out to some of our younger supporters: Jake Geller, Jordyn Geller, Stephen, Zoe and Peter Sigalas, Tyler Sparke, Bryce Wylie and Brian Masi. They all pitched in to run a lemonade stand, raising over $70 for the Foundation!

Lemonade stand  

Thanks for being so awesome!

BacktoSchoolBack to School  

We helped Danny Alini, 7 years old, in remission for leukemia (pictured below) and his siblings by fulfilling their Back to School supply wish lists.

Danny Alini

In the future, we hope to expand our Back to School Program to help more kids like Danny and his siblings. Whether they are homeschooled or about to go back to a traditional classroom setting, school supplies are necessary and expensive! We're thrilled to be able to help pediatric cancer patients and their families with these important needs.

WeneedYOUtoVolunteerMake a Difference  
in the World  

Are you tired of hearing - and saying - I'M BORED? Now's the time to get yourself and your kids involved in something truly wonderful.


Jump-start your service hours for the upcoming year's community service class, confirmation or mitzvah projects, help out some kids who really need you, and be a part of something bigger than yourself when you join The Lexiebean Foundation.


Our volunteers make things happen! Tell us your talents, get involved, and help support the kids and families who need you. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at: [email protected].

WeneedYOUtoVolunteerFollow Us  

Hey, friends: tag along and see all the great things we're up to! Follow us on: Instagram LexiebeanFoundation


and Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/lexiefoundation/. See you there! 

Join Our Team
Our running team participates in various races throughout the year and we are currently looking for a few "fresh legs" to join us. If you love to run AND want to be a part of a truly worthwhile cause, please contact our Running Coordinator, Donna Greenstein for more information at: [email protected] and put "Lexie's Legs Team" in the subject line of your email. Thanks!


Lexie's Legs Spotlight

The Ocean to Sound Relay will feature 6 teams of 8 runners EACH at this year's event on September 29. Every single one of our runners is raising money for The Lexiebean Foundation - so please "adopt" a runner to sponsor today! You can click on our website to choose your runner and make a donation or go to: http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/melissaeichele/oceantosoundrelay and donate directly to The Lexiebean Foundation. When you do, 100% of your donation goes directly to the Lexiebean foundation and the kids who need us!

>>Run to our Website

Our Newsletter Team
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Grace Maher is our newsletter designer. Visit www.gracemaher.com to learn more about her work.

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