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 8, 2013

Day 26: White Woman Creek (Eads, CO to Scott City, KS - 105 miles)

Today consisted of our usual morning routine, and then we were off in search of Kansas. Woo-hoo.

The rest of our day was filled with long stretches of flatlands, side winds, and the generous sun. We took advantage of the early morning and avoided the windiest part of the afternoon, though. 4 am wake up times may become the norm for us.

We cruised by this sign and couldn't help ourselves.

This barn looks like it had its fair share of run-ins with the wind out here.

When we stopped at gas stations along the way, it was funny to see fly swatters at every table. Needless to say, the flies here are good at what they do. Gas stations here also have chicken, so naturally our healthy intentions fell by the wayside and we devoured chicken fingers, biscuits, cole slaw, and potato wedges. 10 miles later, I regretted going for the 4 piece meal over the 3 piece. Nothing a long day of riding can't take care of, though. By the time we reached our destination, we were hungry again, and luckily we found a great sandwich place that donated a couple of subs to us. We then got in touch with a really friendly motel owner who donated a room to us for the night. As always, we're really grateful for the kindness of the people out here.

Side note: here's something I spotted in our motel bathroom. Life doesn't get much better than that.

Pat decided to make another quick video today to break up the monotony of our pedaling.

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