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, June 25, 2013

Day 11: On the Border (Ely, NV to Nevada/Utah Border - 65 miles)

Today was a much better day than yesterday, both physically and mentally. Our comfortable motel room provided us with a great night's rest, and the continental breakfast fueled our start. The day consisted of our two last climbs in Nevada, but the state wouldn't let us out easily. The first took us to over 7,700 feet, and after a nice downhill cruise, we climbed again to over 7,100 feet.

Coming down the other side of Sacramento Pass, we were treated to some incredible views of Great Basin National Park.
With the two climbs behind us and the scenery becoming more appealing, we enjoyed a nice 18 or so mile descent into Utah.

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...

1 comment:

  1. The radio interview Dan and Pat taped before leaving aired last Sunday on "Face Connecticut" on WTIC NewsTalk 1080 and 96.6 TIC-FM: http://cbsloc.al/11KSkAe