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, May 7, 2013

Student-Faculty Charity Auction

Our next fundraising event is going to be the 2nd Annual Student-Faculty Charity Auction on Thursday, May 23rd.

We will be auctioning off students and faculty members for different events, including dinner in West Hartford, BBQs, kayaking, cooking lessons, and more!

Thursday, May 23rd from 7:00 - 9:00 PM
UConn Health Center (Keller Auditorium)
263 Farmington Ave
Farmington, CT 06032

Tickets will be sold in advance ($3) and at the door ($5). Join us for some fun and help support a great cause!