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October 2013

In This Issue
The Nominations are in!
Lexie's Corner
Meet A Few of Our Corporate Sponsors
Tanner's High Fives
Join Our Team
Make A Difference in the World
Follow Us
Our Newsletter Team
Upcoming Events

Winter Break

Family Bowling Event

Wednesday, February 19th

Time: 12:00pm

Place: Herrill Lanes

465 Herricks Road

New Hyde park

Phone: 516-741-8022

Looking for something fun AND meaningful to do over the Winter break? Get ready to have a ball when you come on down to our Family Bowling Event. Just $15 per person gets you 2 games, shoes, food--and an easy way to donate to The Lexiebean Foundation. There will even be raffles for the kids!


Pay in advance to reserve your lane. But hurry--this event will sell out fast!


Holiday Toy Drive

The Lexiebean Bean Foundation needs YOU to donate new, unwrapped toys that we will use as holiday gifts for pediatric cancer patients and their siblings.



Lexiebean Kris Kringle

Here's your chance to bring some joy into a pediatric cancer patient's life. Sponsor a child by being their Kris Kringle this holiday season. Families struggling with medical bills often can't afford all the trimmings that go with the holidays. So, when you sponsor one of our kids, you can fulfill their wish lists and put smiles back on their faces.



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

TheNominationsareinThe Nominations 
Are In!


The Lexiebean Foundation has been nominated under the category of Best Charity on Long Island. Winning accolades such as this one would allow us to reach more people--resulting in greater publicity, possible donations and grants, and more volunteers who will help us with their time, energy, and expertise.


So how can you help? Go to the link below and vote every single day until December! Look for us under "services, charity, the lexiebean foundation--plainview."




Once you're done voting, please share this news (and this link) with all of your contacts on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, (or any other social media outlet) and through email.



LexiesCornerLexie's Corner


Inspiration and Motivation for those touched by cancer

7 "Scary" Halloween-Themed Ways to Help Kids & Families


Halloween is a fun time for many kids, but it can be really hard for those who are too sick to participate in trick-or-treating or parties due to cancer. It can also be a tough time for siblings who are anxious and worried about their brother or sister. Here are some fun ways to include these kids and make this normally fun time a little bit happier. You can adjust them to suit little kids and big kids (teens get sick, lonely, and worried too).

  1. Encourage classmates to send Halloween cards, letters and pictures. Hold a contest to see who can write the most letters or draw the most pictures
  2. Create a "mailbox" for your friend. It can be as easy as taking an old shoe box and decorating it with ghosts and goblins. Or, go hi-tech and create a Facebook page filled with well-wishes and posts with drawings, encouragement, photos and more
  3. In the weeks leading up to Halloween, designate an honorary "messenger" who gets to make a card & candy drop straight to their friend in the hospital or at home
  4. Send care packages filled with games, DVDs, Halloween pens/pencils and candy (if allowed) so the child is included in the fun
  5. Buy a plain white tote bag and fabric paints, and have the class work together to create a Halloween trick or treat bag just for their classmate
  6. Ask a sibling to join your family for trick-or-treating, or take them to the school party. It can give the child a welcome change of scenery
  7. Create a fundraiser at a school event (such as a basketball game, soccer game, or school Halloween party). You can sell candy bars or cookies (ask the school principal for the okay) or have the children create cards with artwork that they make themselves. Make a sign that says: "Buy a candy bar/cookie/card and support the XX Family." Then take all the proceeds and buy a gift card to a local restaurant so Mom and Dad get a break too.
MeetOurCorporateSponsorsMeet a Few
of Our  
Corporate Sponsors


Allied Roof Repairs

Founded over 15 years ago, Allied offers quality home improvements with specialties in roofing, siding and windows. Fully licensed & insured in Nassau & Suffolk counties!

>>Learn More 


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


Ral-Bar Electric

This full service electrical contracting company serves residential, commercial and industrial customers in all 5 Boroughs of NYC and in Nassau County since 1978.

>>More Info

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

Dear Friends,

Hooray for Fall! The days are filled with apple picking, pumpkin carving, costume hunting and Halloween fun. It's that time of year to celebrate hard work, enjoy nature's bounty, and get ready for the holidays still to come.


At The Lexiebean Foundation, we've been hard at work to make life better for the kids and families that need us. Want to know how? 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 days ahead.


Our Ocean to Sound Relay was a huge success. It took place on Sunday, Sept 29-and we had 6 teams of 8 runners each, running for our cause. Our amazing teams raised over $13,000.00 for the Foundation!


We are also proud to announce that The Lexiebean Foundation has been nominated as the Best Charity on Long Island! Check out our sidebar to learn more and to find out how you can vote for us!


Do you wish you could help, but don't know how you'll ever find the time? We've got a few events and ongoing programs that you could easily participate in:

  • We're planning a holiday toy drive for Lexiebean's kids starting next month and we would love it if you could pick up a new, unwrapped toy to donate to us during your holiday shopping excursions
  • We're inviting you to become "Kris Kringle" to a child touched by cancer (this includes kids who are sick and their siblings). Imagine how good you'll feel this holiday season when you fulfill their wish lists even as you do your own holiday shopping.
  • You're invited to join us at our upcoming bowling event in February. This is sure to be a fun day, so bring the kids and get ready to have a ball!

For more details, check out the sidebars on this newsletter or go to our website.


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, be inspired by Tanner's High Fives, and learn about some of the people who have helped us in so many creative ways.


All the best,

Your friends at The Lexiebean Foundation

TannersHighFivesTanner's High Fives

Whenever our young friend Tanner thought someone 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:

  • A very special thank you goes out to Lexie's fourth grade teacher, Denise Caliguri, for hosting a Pampered Chef fundraiser and donating $102 dollars to The Lexiebean Foundation.  
  • We are also very grateful to Michelle Mardirossian Rescigno. Michelle hosted a Thirty One party and donated the proceeds from all of her sales to The Lexiebean Foundation.
  • Kudos to Madeleine Schulz, student/PR Secretary of POBJFK High School's Art Club. When asked to come up with a charitable cause that could involve everyone in the Art Club, Madeleine suggested that every member create a beautifully crafted, individualized card with Get Well Wishes for Lexiebean's kids. The Art Club will donate their time and supplies for these cards. Thanks, Madeleine, for thinking of us and getting your friends involved too!

Thanks for being so awesome!

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 details at: dgreenstein@lexiebeanfoundation.org and put "Lexie's Legs Team" in the subject line of your email. Thanks!


Lexie's Legs Spotlight

The Ocean to Sound Relay featured 6 teams of 8 runners EACH at this year's event on September 29. Every single one of our runners raised money for The Lexiebean Foundation--and as a result, they raised more than $13,000! 100% of this money will go directly to The Lexiebean Foundation so we can keep helping the families who need us.



Our Lexie's Legs runners are already looking to train for their next opportunity to raise money for the foundation! To show your support, please go to our website and "adopt" a Lexie's Legs runner that you can sponsor.

>>Run to our Website

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: jshanahan@lexiebeanfoundation.org.

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! 

Our Newsletter Team
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