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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 […]

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? […]

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 […]

How to Cope When a Sibling Has Cancer

How can you help your other children when a brother or sister has cancer? When a child is diagnosed with cancer, it is the worst day in the life of a parent. The initial shock, disbelief and panic may fade somewhat with time, but life is immediately changed. Adults, more often than not, are soon […]

Some of the Most Common Childhood Cancers

What are some of the most common childhood cancers? When your child is diagnosed with cancer, the news is devastating, but statistics on survival keep improving. At present, more than 80 percent of childhood cancer patients will recover, whereas during the mid-1970s the 5-year survival rate was only 58 percent. Even so, cancer remains the […]

Diagnosing Childhood Cancer: Being Proactive Saves Lives

What are some of the signs of childhood cancer? Although childhood cancer take the lives of more children than any other disease, the funds allocated for research into all types of childhood cancers represent only 4 percent of U.S. federal cancer research funding. Awful as this statistic is (or should be) to the general public, […]

Show your support for Lexie’s Legs Team Members!

We have several teams running The Ocean to sound Relay on September 27th 2015 to raise awareness to our Mission and raise money to assist families with children battling pediatric cancer. The Lexiebean Foundation has a running team that will run various races throughout the year and we are currently looking for a few recruits […]

5th Annual Wish Upon a Star Gala

April 24, 2015 Time: 7:30pm – 12:30am Location: Crest Hollow Country Club 8325 Jericho Turnpike Woodbury, NY 11797 Helping 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 supplies care […]

5k Run at Eisenhower Park

October 12th, 2014 When: October 12th, 2014 Where: Eisenhower Park, Parking Field 1, East Meadow, NY Time: Pre-registration is until 10/10/2014. Check in on 10/12/2014 at 7:30am – 8:15am for numbers, t-shirts and race day entries. 5k Family Run/Walk starts at 8:30am. 1/2 Mile Kids Fun Run starts at 9:30am. Cost: Pre-Registration costs $20 for […]