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, June 26, 2013

Day 14: Cedar Breaks (Cedar City, UT to Panguitch, UT - 64 miles)

Our morning started off with an awesome breakfast at Great Harvest Bread Co. Their bread is made on-site daily, and their Trek Bars were the best road snacks we've had so far. Plus, their sandwiches came with oatmeal raisin cookies. Who doesn't like starting off the morning with oatmeal raisin cookies? From there we began the climb up to 10,350 feet to Cedar Breaks. Unlike the climbs in Nevada, the road up to the Breaks was full of things to look at, besides road kill and bullet holes in the road signs. 

The climb was slow and steep, but we're used to it at this point. Low gears, water breaks, and convenience store food are the keys to climbing. After the 27 miles up, we anxiously got off our bikes and went out to the observation area.

The views were the best we've seen since Lake Tahoe. We spent some time up there looking around, talked to some nice people, and ate lunch. From there, we cruised down to Panguitch, which our tired legs appreciated. Coming into town, we spotted an Arby's, which we couldn't pass up. The cashier kindly called her manager, and ended up giving us complimentary meals. I haven't had Arby's roast beef in years, and man was it good. Horsey sauce is the bomb, too. Our original plan was to stop at Subway for a second dinner, but the large fries and stacks on stacks of roast beef filled us up more than we expected. We're resting up now, and looking forward to heading up to Bryce Canyon tomorrow for some more great sites. Oh, and no flats today!


  1. You guys are doing great -- keep up the great work! Thanks for blogging and posting the pictures too. I look forward to checking your blog every morning.


  2. Love the pictures, the Red Rocks are beautiful to see in person! Miss you.