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.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Day 20: Gnar Pow Pow, Bro

Dolores, CO to Telluride, CO -  68 miles and Rest Day in Telluride

View from the top of Lizard Head Pass
Nicholas was kind enough to make us waffles, eggs, and bacon in the morning and we were soon on our way to a rest day in Telluride, Colorado. The fabled Lizard Head pass stood between us and the quaint resort town. Nicholas warned us about the "mile and three-quarter 14% grade" which was sure to drain our white balls of energy. He did not know that we are experienced climbers who have taken down many-a-summit from the Sierra Nevada Range all the way through Utah and we found that the pass was not too bad.

This is not bicycling :(
When we were finally able to coast a bit, road construction killed our buzz and we were forced to hop into the back of a pickup truck for about 1.5 miles. I was upset because we missed the rest of the descent and what looked to be a pretty fun roller. Upon leaving the truck, we were met with a couple miles of downhill followed by a climb that rivaled the steepest portion of Lizard Head. We were stoked regardless and rolled into Telluride early in the afternoon.

The Camel's Garden Inn, http://www.camelsgarden.com/ , was kind enough to donate a beautiful room for both nights in Telluride! This place is great and definitely has some of the best continental breakfast coffee that I've run into so far. And I love coffee. A lot.

So now we're straight chillin in Telluride which is a great little town with breathtaking views and a free gondola to take us up the mountain.

Always Stoked,


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