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Spring 2014

In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Meet Our Corporate Sponsors
Meet Our Corporate Sponsors
Tanner's High Fives
Tanner's High Fives
Tanner's High Fives
Good Reading
UpcomingEventsUpcoming Events 

Fourth Annual Wish Upon a Star Gala

Friday, April 25, 2014

Leonard's of Great Neck

555 Northern Boulevard, Great Neck, NY 11021

7:30 to 11:30

We hope to see you there!

RSVP by April 11th

>>Join Us


The Long Island Half Marathon, 

10K or 5K

East Meadow, NY

Saturday & Sunday, May 3 & 4. 2014

Start Time: 8 am

Join us in East Meadow to cheer on our Lexie's Legs team at this incredible event. Why not sign up to run with us?

>>Learn More


The Lexiebean 5K Run

Coming This Fall

That's right, we're planning to bring back our very own 5K Run! Come join us as you run, walk, or cheer everyone else on. Spread the word about The Lexiebean Foundation and have some serious fun at this "run" that is open to all comers.



Contact Us


We are collecting gift certificates, merchandise, gift cards and more for our raffle baskets. This is how we raise a great deal of our money to help "our" kids, so any donations are very much appreciated. Please contact LeaAnn Falabella (Lexie's mom) at [email protected] if you want to contribute something to our raffle baskets. 


If you own a business and want to advertise in our gala journal, please contact Joe Falabella (Lexie's dad) at  [email protected] for more information.


Want to help us organize this event - or any other? Please contact our volunteer coordinator, Jen Shanahan, at:  [email protected] 

LexiesCornerLexie's Corner


Inspiration and Motivation for those touched by cancer

8 Great Ways to Share Spring Joy


1. Purchase tickets to our 4th Annual Gala Night. It's a joyful way to dance, laugh, AND help! For more information, call: 516-852-8227.


2.    Buy journal ads on our website. You'll get great rates, spread the word about your business or services, and help children with pediatric cancer. For more information, contact Joe Falabella (Lexie's dad) at:  [email protected] 


3.    Stop by your local hospital to donate magazines, books, crossword puzzles, Madlibs®, arts & crafts, puzzles, and gift cards to be used in the hospital or at nearby restaurants.


4.    Donate your credit card reward points to us so we can purchase gift cards that will help the families who turn to us


5.    Volunteer your time by helping us coordinate one of our events


6.    Run with our Lexie's Legs team-or come down to cheer us on!


7.    Help us create baskets that we can raffle off at our April Gala or donate merchandise, gift cards, tickets to sporting events or any other items for our baskets. For more information, or to make a donation, contact LeaAnn (Lexie's mom) at: [email protected]

8.    Can't come to our April Gala? Please consider making a donation to The Lexiebean Foundation instead. We promise to put it to good use for the kids and families who need it most. There's no donation that's too small-we're grateful for them all! You can send your contribution to us at The Lexiebean Foundation, 46 Werman Court, Plainview, NY 11803, or go to our website at www.lexiebeanfoundation.org to use your credit card. Thank you!


Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at: [email protected] for more information on how you can get involved.

CorporateSponsors Meet Some of Our  
Corporate Sponsors:

Lynbrook Runners Stop

They help you find fantastic runner's shoes at the best prices, along with free shipping, deep discounts on popular and discontinued models, and more.

>>Run On Over 

Mario's Pizzeria

Located in the heart of Great Neck's shopping district and a stone's throw from Manhasset's Miracle Mile, Mario's offers delicious food, personalized service and unsurpassed service.

>>Check it Out


Allied Roof Repairs

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

>>Learn More

Vision 2 Market

Get one-of-a-kind branding, logos, graphics, advertisements, web sites, marketing strategies and more with this results-driven marketing company.

>>Learn More

Golf Galaxy

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

>>Check it Out

NewsletterTeamOur Newsletter Team 
Maria Schulz
Maria Schulz is our newsletter and article writer. To see more of her work, please visit her blog at:



Grace Maher is our newsletter designer. 
Visit  www.gracemaher.com to learn

more about her work.

Dear Friends,

With all of the snow we had this winter, it's hard to believe that spring is almost here. You know what that means: our April Gala is right around the corner.


That's right: we're having our 4th Annual Wish Upon A Star Gala on April 25th! There will be raffle baskets, a live auction, a 50/50 raffle and a wine pull, top shelf spirits, a complete sit down dinner, dancing and more. This is a fabulous night out, and one that we would feel honored to have you share with us. So please, don't forget to return your RSVP to our Gala by April 11th. 

All our thanks go out to our Tanner's High Five Award Winner, Warren Rosenfeld, M.D. and The Cancer Center For Kids. Lexiebean has chosen these two recipients due to their tireless dedication, commitment to excellent care, and compassion for the children and families battling pediatric cancer.

Come celebrate the life of one little girl, Lexie, who inspired so many of us to make things better for children suffering from pediatric cancer and their families. If by chance you can't make it that night, you can also help us by purchasing a journal ad for your business or as a booster to show your support for us. Visit our website at www.lexiebeanfoundation.org or call LeaAnn at 516-852-8227 for further details.


As the days grow longer and spring fever turns into summer fun, we'll be participating in other events, including more 5K Walk/Run fundraisers, a carnival, and our annual party at Sunrise Day Camp . Check out the sidebar for more details, and keep checking back at our website for the latest event updates.


We are blessed to work with some pretty awesome people. Read about a some awesome kids and adults who found creative ways to help us in Tanner's High Fives. Or for some ways to celebrate new beginnings-and help families dealing with pediatric cancer-check out Lexie's Corner.


Have a joyful spring!


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 memory of that happy, fun, and affectionate little boy, we'd like to give Tanner's High Fives to some truly amazing people:


Giulianna Razzano, a 3rd grader from Kramer Lane Elementary School in Bethpage, handcrafted and sold beautiful bracelets-and raised $50 for us!



    Stuffing envelopes for our Gala invitations is hard work! Many thanks are in order for our tireless volunteers, including Kayla (7 years old) and Lexie (5 years old), who helped us get the job done.

    Girl Scout Troop 3415 Bethpage, many of whom are some of Lexie's old classmates, made and donated blankets for the Foundation to put in baskets for our kids. 

    Thanks, everybody, for being so awesome!

LexiebeanSpotlightLexiebean Spotlight


Every time we help a child, we like to think that Lexie is somewhere, smiling. This month, we wanted to shine a spotlight on some of our kids-and show you how your support can make all the difference in their worlds.


Go to our website at: http://www.lexiebeanfoundation.org/families-helped.php to see the children we've helped so far.


Thanks for helping us make a difference to these important children and their families!

LexiebeanFoundationNeedsYouThe Lexiebean Foundation Needs You!


Are you looking for new ways to make a difference in the world? 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 very worthy cause. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at: [email protected].

GoodReadingGood Reading


Tanner's mom, Melissa, writes a very moving blog called "Notes from a Mom-cologist" on the Love, Lexie blog. Check it out!

>>Notes from a Mom-cologist


Exciting News

Our newsletter writer, Maria Schulz, has written a book: Tales From a Hungry Life: A Memoir with Recipes. Take a look at the awesome cover - created by our newsletter designer, Grace Maher.


Tales from A Hungry Life: A Memoir with Recipes is a collection of funny, nostalgic, and touching stories about a not-so-typical 1970s American family from Queens. Italian and Puerto Rican, they were the Sopranos with a Spanish twist, a lot less money and only their own blood on their hands. Meet the six sons, one daughter, two exhausted parents, relatives, and friends that lived, loved and ate like there was no tomorrow...and try some delicious family recipes while you're at it.


It's available on Amazon.com in a Kindle edition; the print edition will be coming out in the weeks to come. Go to Amazon.com where you can order the book, download a FREE Kindle app, or find out more about it.


Please check it out!

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