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 17, 2012

Day 28: We get a little wiser

Tribune, KS to Ness City, KS

Memories of the afternoon heat and wind motivated us to get up at 4 AM and hit the road before 6. Riding in the morning quickly became the best thing EVER, as the air was cool and slightly damp. We had long stretches of the road completely to ourselves, and witnessed the sun rise innocent and quiet, as if it weren't planning to try its best to dessicate us later in the day. Morning rides also provide an excuse for Second Breakfast, which we enjoyed at a true small-town diner (the kind with a bowling alley inside) in Scott City. We arrived in Ness City around 2 PM, ate a Mexican meal in at the Derrick Inn, which gave us a discounted room. Dessert took place at Frigid Creme. Sean won best cyclone combo: Snickers with cheesecake ice cream. Mmm.

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