Still Thankful…

I was thinking yesterday about how different life could be. What if I went to a different high school?  The one my grandparents wanted to send me to was St. Dominick’s.  I wanted to go to Holy Trinity because all of my friends were going there.  If I had listened to my grandparents, would I […]


Happy 6th Birthday Tanner, in Heaven…

November 12, 2007 was without a doubt, the greatest day of my life. Andrew and I were married 4 years and had trouble conceiving.  My whole life I believed that things happened because you made them happen.  If you go to college and get good grades, you get a good job.  If you work hard […]


The Scariest Halloween Trick…

Want to hear something really scary this Halloween?  7 children will die TODAY from pediatric cancer.  Pediatric cancer doesn’t pause for holidays or any other day of the year.  Today 46 more children will be diagnosed, and 2,555 children will have celebrated their last Halloween last year.  2,555 children will not be wearing costumes this […]


I didn’t read the course map…

This Sunday was a big deal for me, personally.  I completed my first half-marathon.  13.1 miles. This is a big deal because I only took control of my health about a year ago.  Growing up I was always athletic, I was on the swimming team in high school and I worked out often.  When Tanner […]


***Big News***

The Lexiebean Foundation just received our largest donation to date from the John & Janet Kornreich Charitable Foundation. The following article appeared in Newsday. Thursday October 3, 2013 6:00 PM By Ted Phillips A $100,000 donation to the Plainview-based Lexiebean Foundation will allow it to double the amount of help it gives to families with […]


Ocean to Sound

September 29th, 2013 We have 6 teams running on September 29th 2013 to raise awareness to our Mission and raise money to assist families with children battling pediatric cancer.



4th Annual Charity Golf Outing

September 16th, 2012 When: September 16th, 2013 Where: Woodside Acres Country Club in Muttontown, NY 11791 Time: Registration will start at 10:30am with breakfast to follow. There will be a shotgun start at 12:30pm. Event Details: 18 holes of golf, cart, sponsorships, raffles, contests, lunch, open bar, cocktail dinner, and awards ceremony. It’s a wonderful […]


September… Not that we needed a reminder…

It’s September again.  A month filled with so many emotions I’m not sure how I’m feeling from one second to the next. I’m not sure what rooftop I need to scream this from, but IT’S PEDIATRIC CANCER AWARENESS MONTH.  This in itself is something that drives me a bit crazy, because shouldn’t people be aware […]


Plainview family helps in daughter’s name

When Joseph and LeaAnn Falabella lost their 9-year-old daughter, Alexandra, to pediatric cancer in 2009, the Plainview couple searched for meaning amongst all the heartache. Though grieving their immense loss, they found a way to honor their daughter’s memory and keep her spirit alive as an inspiration for others. Read More