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.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Day 4: Short and Steep

First, congratulations are in order to Jarred, who neologized (?) exactly what we were looking for:

fauxd: a meal that upon time of consumption seems to be the best meal ever while the consumer simultaneously realizes it is, in fact, probably not the best meal s/he has eaten. Fauxd.

Courtney provided us with the best coffee we've had to date along with oranges from down the road and sandwiches for the road. A photo-op, a fond farewell, and we were back on the road. Today was a relatively short day at ~30 miles, which attests to the difficulty of our climbs as the Sierra Nevadas continue to loom. Cooks Station served as our end point for the day and we settled into burritos that were fauxd at its very finest. Tired from the exertion of the first several days and with the pass to conquer tomorrow, we went to bed early to ensure enough sleep.

Short and steep as promised,
The boys thoughtfully ponder their beverage selections at Cook's Station. This went on for quite some time.

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