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 6: State Capitols, continued

Carson City, unbeknownst to me at the time of arrival, is the capital of Nevada. Did you know this?

We huddled up last night after some deliberation and decided to take today as a rest day before several very difficult days through Nevada and stay in Carson City. From previous groups, we've heard that Route 50 is, in fact, appropriately named the loneliest highway and the wind can be crippling. It's taken some careful planning, but we've arranged our route and potential lodgings for the nights this upcoming week.

That planning was aided by the folks at the front desk of the Best Western, which generously donated a room! We'd been wondering whether previous groups were pulling our legs about getting rooms donated for these first few days so the confirmation of corporate hospitality is exciting, especially after a morning of getting turned down by motels. Lining up the room by lunch enabled a day full of chatting at Starbucks, laundry, and a much needed salad dinner. Keep us in your thoughts as we brave the wind of Nevada the next few days!

All the best,

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