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.
Sunday, June 30, 2013
Day 16: The Mormons are taking over the government (Calf Creek Campground to Hanksville, UT - 98 miles)
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
The kind people at the Oak Tree Inn donated us a room for the night, which has a jacuzzi and an awesome diner. After walking down to Subway for dinner #1, we could feel our stomachs craved real food after the endless slew of trail mix and granola bars all day, so we hit up the diner for dinner #2. Some of life's simple pleasures, such as cell phone service, clean sheets, and breakfast for dinner, really make us excited nowadays. Unfortunately, it looks like the wind is going to be pretty strong tomorrow too, but we only have a 53 mile stretch to Cedar City. Regardless, we'll be taking it slow.
Oh, and the fire part. We need to watch out for forest fires in Colorado. That could make things interesting.
We cruised in during the early afternoon and ended up getting a good deal on a motel room. Looking forward to another filling dinner, we headed into the convenience store, which also serves as a casino/bar/restaurant (which should have been a red flag in itself). Let's just say our frito and peanut butter tortillas would've been a better decision. Now we're resting up for our trek into the Utah landscapes, which will take us into Colorado in a few days. The lady at the convenience store said we have our work cut out for us in Utah...