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

Extra: Utah Video

The Spokes team is made up of 7 MIT students their video master, Nathan, a recent film grad from UC Berkeley. We got to know each other pretty well in the seven days we spent together.  On our rest day we took together in Telluride, Nathan surprised us with this awesome video.   Nathan was taping us riding before we even knew them.  I actually remember being followed by a sketchy van that wouldn't pass. They were great. 

Thanks Claire, Nathan, Titiaan, Ethan, Turner, Jeff, Kaitlyn and Phillip. You guys are the best. 

And here is the awesome video: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2aPZsczg2NI


  1. The video is AWESOME -- beautiful scenery and great to see you both riding!

  2. This is terrific! I'm updating the UConn Today story to include the video!