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


Running in Circles…

Only a grieving parent can understand what it is to be “drowning in grief”.  You feel like you’re in a pit of quicksand and as it closes in on you there is no getting out.  You can’t breath, you can’t pull yourself up, you have no strength as you lay their wishing that it will […]


What I’d Give for a Moment of Presence…

You know what’s the hardest part?  Being present.  We are all busy people.  I work full time, I have a beautiful 3 1/2 year old son Chase, who tries to consume my every single free second, and I volunteer as a board member for The Lexiebean Foundation to help other children with cancer.  I like […]


It’s a Foreign Language…

There is no such thing as closure.  We never close this part of our life, the part of losing a child.  It molds us forever. *Beyond Tears: Living After Losing a Child   You learn so much when you speak with other bereaved parents.  Every single one of them is going through the same pain, […]