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.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Day 14: Rest Day

Cedar City--> Cedar City

We started the day with a short walk to the local bike shop. Apparently, Angela, the wonderful person that she is, called ahead to the shop, Cedar Cycles, and told them about us. They were primed for the repair and what could have been a serious problem turned into a minor hiccup. I think looking back on this incident we'll realize even more how lucky we were: after a week with no bike shop and no real civilization, we had a problem right outside of the biggest town we've gone through with two bike shops. Pretty sobering.

We spent the rest of the morning in a coffee shop where we got to pretend we were real people by reading books, calling friends, and drinking coffee (all while not wearing spandex). There's a Shakespeare festival in town so we walked over to Southern Utah University and checked out the stage, which was fun to see. Aside from those activities, we spent the day nursing our various skin injuries, enjoying the hot tub at the hotel, and generally rested. A nearby restaurant (Cafe Rio) had some tremendous salad/burritos that proved sufficient even for our appetities. From here we're hoping for a good night of sleep and then a big climb (+4,000 ft.) to start the day tomorrow.

Ever thankful,

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