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, August 18, 2014

Annoucement: Final Ride to Hammonasset

This Saturday, we will complete our coast to coast journey on a 40 mile ride down to Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, CT.  We will leave the University of Connecticut Health Center at 8am (Academic Entrance) and make our way down to Madison.  We hope to arrive around noon, dip our tires in Long Island Sound and then make our way over to Malone's Restaurant in Madison for a celebration of our trip and Lea's Foundation.

All are welcome to join in on the ride and celebrations at the beach and restaurant.  We hope to see you there!