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.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Day 16: Panguitch to Escalante (81 miles)

The day started out with a friendly little 16 mile detour (flat, thank goodness). We recalculated our course and entered Bryce Canyon National Park, which lent us a nice bike route for a little while. We didn't venture off course to see the Canyon, but the views were pretty enough from our saddles. 

Escalante proved to be a very hip little town with one particular hip epicenter, Escalante Outfitters, that tickled all of our outdoor-gear-loving spots. The cafe served perfect fresh sandwiches and calzones, and Steve behind the counter let us stay in a cabin out back for free. We met two recent retirees staying there as well that were biking trans-America as a bucket list fulfillment. They gave us their blog address (I'll add it later). Check it out for more/better pictures; they've been traveling the same route!

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