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, August 25, 2013

...to Shining Sea (Farmington, CT to Madison, CT - 40 miles)

Yesterday was our final ride down to Hammonasset State Beach to make the trip complete. We started off from the health center in the morning with a group of friends and family, which made the ride a real treat. George Economos and his friend Jeff joined us, along with my brother and his friend, and Pat's brother, sister, and two friends. We kept a comfortable pace, enjoying the company of our fellow riders. Plus, it turned out to be one of the nicest days we've had weather-wise. The 40 miles flew by and we reached the beach by early afternoon, marking the end of our adventure. As we rode through the access road to the beach entrance, nostalgia set in as I kept thinking back to the street leading up to the Pacific shore, back on our first day in San Francisco. While the SF coast may have been just a little more impressive than the CT shore, I couldn't imagine a better way to end the trip, sharing the ride with great people.

Arguably our biggest fan

 Our map

 Tan lines still holding strong

 The riders

Thanks again to everyone who's been following us this summer on our blog. We really appreciate all the support. And of course, thanks to our families for everything- you can rest easy now. In honor of Lea, we hope that through this incredible journey, we were able to do some good for the Foundation.

God is so good, indeed.