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.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Day 25: Mountain Biking

Colorado Springs, CO to Fowler, CO - 80 miles

We were zombies in the morning and got a late start at about 2pm. We had a plan to get back on the ACA map by - much to our chagrin - going through Pueblo. To get there we had to take a road paralleling a major highway. This road, of course, turned out to be dirt. Frustrated, dirty and tired we cranked over rough dirt and sand past seemingly endless plains for 15 miles before being graced with the luxury of pavement which brought us to the Eastern part of Pueblo. We stopped at Subway for dinner and received sandwich donations. From Pueblo, we pedaled on towards nothing (there were no more mountains) and arrived at an RV park/campsite in the tiny town of Fowler, CO.

To sum up our sleep that night: it was hot, there were trains, there was a carnival. My sleeping pad is also broken. I love camping.

Somehow still awake,


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