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.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Day 28 & 29

And we're back! Sorry for the delay everyone--we truly appreciate having you all read our blog and it's frustrating at times not to be able to update as often as we'd like. There's a string of posts here and hopefully some more coming soon. I write this from Bloomington, Indiana and we're about to begin our last push toward home. Keep us in your thoughts as we finish off the trip. We look forward to seeing you all soon.

All the best,

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