About Lea’s Foundation

About Us

Lea’s Foundation for Leukemia Research, Inc. was formed in 1998 to honor the memory of Lea Michele Economos, who at the young age of 18 was diagnosed with leukemia, and subsequently lost her battle when she was only 28 years old. Lea’s Foundation raises money to fund research into the causes of and cures for leukemia and its related cancers (lymphoma, Hodgkin’s lymphoma and multiple myeloma). All of the money raised by the Lea’s Foundation stays in Connecticut. Lea’s Foundation also provides some limited financial assistance to patients affected by leukemia and similar blood-related diseases. The Foundation further provides increased public awareness of these cancers through its participation and support of community health care programs.