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.
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Monday, July 16, 2012
Day 27: Rest Day Best Day
We decided to extend our stay in Tribune, population 660, because it just has so much to offer in the way of automotive shops and abandoned buildings. It was either that or our legs are a wee bit tired after yesterday. When we walked into the breakfast place this morning, one woman exclaimed, "oooh look at these young teenagers!". The library where I'm typing this is a legitimately impressive structure, all things considered. Well done there, Tribune.