Our Mission

Welcome to the Lexiebean Foundation. Our mission is to help ease the financial and emotional burdens that childhood cancer places upon a family, while providing comfort to children as they cope with the extended hospital stays often associated with their illness. The Lexiebean Foundation will supply care packages to patients, parents and siblings on Long Island and in the New York City area; while providing financial aid to families on a case-by-case basis.

Families We’ve Helped

News & Updates

Feb 01 2018

Puppy power: Is a therapy dog a good choice for your child?

With those wagging tails, floppy ears, and friendly licks, it's hard to deny how fun it is to be around a dog. But puppies have proven to be more than just entertaining. More and more, researchers are discovering the amazing ways that puppies can help sick patients feel better and lighten the mood even in...

Jan 30 2018

What to expect after a childhood cancer diagnosis

"Your child has cancer." These are words no parent wants to hear, and there is nothing you can do to prepare yourself for them. Once you recover from the initial shock of a cancer diagnosis, you'll probably find yourself asking a lot of questions: How and why did this happen? What are the next steps?...

Sep 11 2017

Making a hospital room feel more like home

Dealing with cancer is tough enough on its own. A diagnosis can be scary and overwhelming, and the last thing a child wants to do is face it in unfamiliar territory. Today's New York hospitals, and especially children's wings, make a significant effort to provide the comforts of home in patient rooms. Doctors, nurses, and...