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, May 11, 2014

Third Annual Charity Auction

On May 23 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm the Coast to Coast riders are hosting the Third Annual Charity Auction to benefit Lea's Foundation and Coast to Coast for a Cure.  Up for auction are great lots including: Dinner for 4 with Dr. Rose at Apricot's Golfing with Dr. Hand, Kayaking with Dr. Watras, Trout Fishing with Dr. Thrall, and many more!

The auction will take place in Keller Auditorium at the UConn Health Center (263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT).  Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served in the Keller Lobby at 6:30pm, with the auction beginning at 7:00pm.

Tickets will be sold for $3 in advance, or $5 at the door.

We can't wait to see you all there!