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, July 21, 2013

Day 39: I Don't Know About You, But I'm Feelin' 22 (Delmont, PA to State College, PA - 111 miles)

No, Pat and I aren't dressed up like hipsters. The 22 I'm talking about is route 22 through PA. While it certainly still has hills, the climbs are gradual and are almost always followed by a downhill immediately. Here is a view off of 22, which is a hill we were glad to avoid.

The break in the heat and humidity was a welcome change for us, which made for a smooth day of riding. We got back on track from the rain delay a couple days ago and had our sights set on State College. My sister's good friend, Vitty, lives there, so we had arranged to stay with her parents. Knowing that we have a comfortable place to stay always gives us something to look forward to, and today it helped keep us going at a decent clip. Aside from a flat tire in the early afternoon, we had another good riding day.

We saw this little guy about 20 miles from State College.

The Dussias's greeted us as we rolled into their driveway and made us feel right at home. They served up a delicious dinner and dessert, and we really enjoyed talking with them. We talked for a bit about Penn State, so we're looking forward to riding by on our way out of town tomorrow to check it out. For now though, it feels like one of those nights...to dress up like cyclists and go to sleep early, uh huh, uh huh.

1 comment:

  1. Almost there guys! Pedal on, you're doing great :)