Town couple continues donations to Breast Cancer Alliance

Greenwich residents Paula and Robert G. Burton Sr. met with Kathy Clark the Breast Cancer Alliance (BCA) president, back left,  and Yonni Wattenmaker, the BCA’s executive director, back right, to present the next installment of their pledge to donate $1 million to the BCA.

Greenwich residents Paula and Robert G. Burton Sr. met with Kathy Clark the Breast Cancer Alliance (BCA) president, back left, and Yonni Wattenmaker, the BCA’s executive director, back right, to present the next installment of their pledge to donate $1 million to the BCA.

Greenwich residents Paula and Robert G. Burton Sr. are making good on their pledge to donate $1 million to the Breast Cancer Alliance (BCA), having presented their next installment to the organization on July 22.

The Burtons have been major donors to the BCA since 1997. Last summer, in gratitude for their nearly two decades worth of support to BCA, and as a way to recognize and honor other top donors and longtime supporters, the Breast Cancer Alliance established the Leadership Circle, in which Mr. and Mrs. Burton are in the Diamond level, which is BCA’s top category.

“The past success and future potential of our organization are grounded in the generosity of private donors who have made a real difference with their significant giving,” said Yonni Wattenmaker, executive director of the BCA. “With government funding at an all time low with regard to healthcare, it is private donors who will truly be responsible for funding innovations in research, training breast surgeons and providing the screening and diagnostic support for uninsured women as the Burtons do.”

The mission of the Breast Cancer Alliance is to improve survival rates and quality of life for those impacted by breast cancer through better prevention, early detection, treatment and cure. To promote these goals, the BCA invests in innovative research, breast surgery fellowships, regional education, dignified support and screening for the uninsured and underserved.

The Breast Cancer Alliance is one of the largest private non-corporate breast cancer organizations in the U.S. The Alliance is dedicated exclusively to funding innovative breast cancer research, breast surgical fellowships and promoting breast health through education and outreach programs. The Breast Cancer Alliance has awarded more than $17 million dollars since it was founded in 1996.

For more information, or to register for the annual benefit luncheon and fashion show on Nov. 7, contact the Breast Cancer Alliance at breastcanceralliance.org or call 203-861-0014.

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