The Ocean to Sound Relay
September 28th, 2014
Over 1,000 runners are expected to cover 50 scenic miles through 15 different Long Island towns. This incredible relay race stretches from Oyster Bay to Wantagh with the goal of raising money for cancer research. Please join us-our team is forming now!
The Lexiebean Foundation's
Annual 5K Run / Walk
October 12, 2014
Come join us at our annual 5K Run/Walk and enjoy a beautiful day with people who want to make a difference for kids and their families. You'll exercise, laugh, and have fun while raising money to help kids with cancer.
Check back at our website often for more news and events!
Inspiration and Motivation for those touched by cancer
8 Great Ways to Help A Family That Needs You
- Donate your rewards points to us, and we'll use them to help kids with cancer, their siblings, and parents.
- Are your kids celebrating a Summer birthday? This year, instead of giving out goodie bags filled with erasers and candy your kids DON'T need, why not donate the money you would've spent to us - and we will make sure our pediatric cancer patients and their families get what they DO need
- Chores pile up fast when you have a child in the hospital. Here's where your kids can help (their friends can come too). Let them mow the lawn, weed the garden, water the plants, do the laundry, vacuum the whole house, empty the dishwasher, change the sheets, clean the kitty litter box, or walk the dog.
- Email or text the parents of a sick child and offer to drive their other children back and forth to summer activities.
- Run with our Lexie's Legs team-or come cheer us on! Check out our two upcoming events in the sidebar or go to our website for details.
- Are you heading to the beach or to fireworks night? Invite the sibling of a pediatric cancer patient. A carefree, fun time could do wonders for a worried brother or sister.
- Decorate a sick child's room. Pictures of starfish, mermaids, shells, the sun or a fun sailboat will put a smile on a child's face.
- Stop by your local hospital to donate magazines, books, crossword puzzles, Madlibs�, arts & crafts, puzzles, or gift cards that can be used in the hospital or at nearby restaurants.
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Our Newsletter Team
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Grace Maher is our newsletter designer.
The end of the school year is almost here, and you know what that means - Summer is right around the corner! During this hectic time, we wanted to let you know what we've got planned for the months ahead.
For the fourth Summer in a row, we plan to spend a day at Sunrise Day Camp. This is the only dedicated full summer day camp in the nation for children with cancer and their siblings.
This wonderful camp is designed to meet the emotional, social, recreational and physical needs of kids ages 3 � - 16 by day while allowing them to enjoy the comforts and safety of their own homes at night.
We cannot wait to join these children for a fun-filled day that includes lunch, goodie bags and entertainment. We're expecting over 100 kids to attend!
We'll be sure to let you know how it went in an upcoming newsletter. Or, you can always check our website to see our latest photos and news.
Meanwhile, our Lexie's Legs team members are busy training for two fun and fabulous events. We've got the Ocean to Sound Relay coming up at the end of September, and Lexiebean's Annual 5K Run/Walk in October. Please join us - and run for a cause that really matters.
Speaking of running, is this something you love to do? Why not join our Lexie's Legs Team! We're forming a team for the Ocean to Sound Relay right now, plus we're involved in other fun events. Please contact our Running Coordinator, Donna Greenstein for more information:
Check out Lexie's Corner for some ways to help families facing pediatric cancer. Or, take a look at Tanner's High Fives for a list of people who have helped us out in so many creative ways.
Have a happy, joyful, and safe Summer!
All the best,
Your friends at The Lexiebean Foundation
Tanner'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 Tanner's High Fives and a giant "Thank You" to some truly amazing people:
Lexie's old school, Kramer Lane Elementary, did a craft drive in her memory. The second grade students collected crafts for The Lexiebean Foundation to send to children in the hospital.
Lexiebean board member Ed Conlon, his wife Amy, and their son Timmy held a drive for pajamas and books in memory of their daughter and sister, Kaylee Rose. They received 297 pajamas, 498 books, and cash donations in her memory, and they donated them to help us help our kids.
Thanks for being so awesome!
All of us here at The Lexiebean Foundation wish to express our deepest condolences to the family of 8-year-old Colin Flood. Colin passed away on Sunday, June 22, 2014 following his battle with leukemia.
Make A Difference
in the World
Summer is almost here! Instead of wondering what to do with all that spare time, how about doing something that really matters. Want to get a jump-start on your service hours for next year's religion classes? Want to help out some kids who really need you? Come 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]
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
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-plus delicious recipes-that center around a not-so-typical 1970s American family from Queens, NY.
The Print Edition is now available on Amazon.com. It features a photo insert, family tree, plus all the funny stories and great recipes as the e-book edition. You can find it here.
If you'd rather order the e-book edition, you can find it here.
Thanks, and happy reading!