About Lea's Foundation

In 1998, Lea Michele Economos, a young woman who died of leukemia at the age of 28, made a dying wish to her parents that others would not face the hardships she encountered by finding a cure for this disease. Her family started this charity to carry on that wish. Today, Lea’s Foundation takes an active role in finding a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s lymphoma and myeloma and to better the lives of people living with these diseases. At the UCONN Health Center, the Lea’s Foundation Center for Hematologic Disorders sponsors research in this field. A new program covers the cost of bone-marrow testing to help recruit life-saving transplants for patients. Also, annual scholarships are given to children with leukemia who are planning to attend nursery school. For more information on other projects carried out by Lea’s Foundation, please visit their website at www.LeasFoundation.org.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's

We had a great Earth Day serving ice cream at Ben & Jerry's in West Hartford and came away with around $1600 in tips toward our fundraising goal! Thanks to Ben & Jerry's for letting us participate in Free Cone Day yet another year. Many thanks to our friends Allison Kownacki, Rose Barham, Tom D'Addario, Sahar Barfchin and Adam Pennarola along with past riders James Alex and Tom Williams, and Tom's girlfriend Hillary, who helped us wield the scoopers.

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